Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Playing Favorites!

When it comes to Hero Arts stamps, it's hard for me to pick a favorite! So, when the new blog called A Blog Named Hero challenged crafters to make a project using their favorite Hero Arts products, picking the stamps was, for me, the hardest part of this challenge. Since I needed a birthday card for a Sweet 16, this is what I came up with:

To make this card, I created my own patterned paper using my favorite cupcake stamp a little black ink. I layered that on top of some teal cardstock to make it pop. I used score tape to affix two rows of that perfectly matched ribbon to a one-inch strip of cardstock and trimmed with the teal scalloped cardstock. Next, I used Nestabilities to cut the two circles. I used my newest and most favorite Hero Arts background stamp plus Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to give the black circle a little more detail. (Did I tell you how much I LOVE the new Zig Zag stamp?) I adhered the circles to the card with foam adhesive and finished it off with Thickers. Here's a closer look:
I am really happy with the fresh, graphic feel of this card for a teenager.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White); Stampin' UP! (Bermuda Bay);
Inks: Tsukinedo Memento (Tuxedo Black); Versa Mark;
Stamps: Hero Arts (Zig Zag; Cupcakes);
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Circle Large; Classic Scallop); Fiskars border punch (Scallop Sentiment);
Embellishment: American Crafts (ribbon; Thickers).


Chari Moss said...

Oh my gosh! Love the cupcake background, never considered stamping them just in black on white without coloring them. It looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

Stephanie Howell said...

Linda-Email Me! YOu won the SC giveaway :)

A Blog Named Hero said...

I agree with Chari--what a genius idea!!

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge.

Good luck!

A Blog Named Hero