1/13/2011

Playing with a new stamp

Happy Thursday! Wow, where has this week gone??? No idea! I even didn't have time to check out the fabulous Hero Arts Hostesses Blog Hop yet! But I enjoyed some time with a new best friend last night - the Large Blossom Cling Stamp from the new 2011 Hero Arts Catalog. I got this stamp from a sweet sweet friend and love it!! Here are some samples:



Card one and two are very simple, I just stamped the blossoms onto cream cardstock and colored their middle with a yellow pencil:



The third card features one of my favorite techniques, emboss resist:

I heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder and colored it with distress inks, using a brush. The background on all cards is my all-time favorite cling "Friend Definition".

I hope you are well wherever you are! I can't help but reading more and more bad news everywhere - floods, blizzards, horrible diseases. I almost fear blog hopping these days! Please stay safe dear friends!!!

Hugs and Love,
Vanessa

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Hero Arts, Tsukineko, Ranger Industries
Clear Embossing Powder: Hero Arts
Ribbon: Craft Supplies

21 comments:

paula said...

Vanessa what gorgeous cards all three of them. I can't pick a favourite. You do the most beautiful cards xoxoxoxo
PS Don't let all the bad stuff get you down xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, Vanessa!

Barb said...

This is such a beautiful set, Vanessa! Love the colors you've chosen for each one!

Nancy said...

These are all just stunning, Vanessa! I love what you have done with this stamp!

Lin said...

Oh, Vanessa, I love these flowers against a text background! Beautiful examples, all of them!

Debbi said...

SO beautiful!
*smiles*

Nancy L. said...

beautiful cards!

Sanne said...

You turned this stamp into a beauty Vanessa - now it´s a must have!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning Vanessa. I really love this new stamp and now I have seen your cards it is on my wish list!!
Hugs
Sally

Sabrina said...

Such gorgeous cards! I love all three of them! I want that stamp now! Thanks for sharing it with us Venessa.

lynn said...

oh, i esp. love that emboss resist card, vanessa!

AnitaRex said...

Lovely cards Vanessa! :>

Simone said...

These are beautiful Vanessa! Such a great way to use that stamp in different ways :)

Tina said...

Hallo Vanessa,

die Karten sind alle 3 wunderschön, aber die dritte Version gefällt mir am besten.

Hab einen schönen Tag, Tina

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wow, what a beautiful set of cards!!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Great cards, Vanessa. Love the last one!

Jenny said...

these are beautiful i think you sold me on this stamp!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Dawn said...

love them all Vanessa, so pretty.

Jill said...

LOVE each one! They are all so soft, delicate, and beautifuL!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

I really want this stamp and this post doesn't help!! Absolutely stunning!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! these are gorgeous, girl! love love that last one. fabulous coloring!