Last week we received a box of the new Hero Arts Summer 2015 release at the store and I excitedly ripped it open to see what was inside. There were a ton of stamps and dies that are perfect for your summer-themed card projects.
I have already used a majority of the stamps pictured above to create some card samples to share with you. Some of these samples will be classes so make sure to check out our schedule to see if you can attend!
Color Layering Graphic Flowers stamp:
When I first saw this stamp I was immediately intrigued by the whimsical and organic shapes these flowers have. They can act as flowers, fireworks, or any other object your imagination can think of.
To keep things simple, I decided to use them as flowers and grabbed out a variety of different ink colors.
Since I was planning on using a few different ink colors, I thought that I might as well make a set of cards to either give as a gift or to just have on hand for the future. I love the way these turned out with the different colors. My favorite is the yellow which looks like a sunflower when layered with a brown center. I also have been loving that scallop rectangle in the center from a MFT Blueprints die set. It is the perfect size for creating a focal point on a card.
Playful Animals & Animal Messages stamps:
Ok so I think I need to take back what I said about not liking cutesy stamps at this point…
I could not resist the cuteness of these stamps when I saw them in the pile, and the messages stamp set has the perfect sentiments to match them.
Again, I wanted to create a set of three cards to have as a class at the store in the future. I love the way these cards turned out. I have always strayed away from stamps that had images that were meant for coloring, but when browsing Pinterest, I was reminded of the technique “paper piecing”. I used to do this forever ago with the MFT Pure Innocence stamps and like trying it out again for these cards. I also like how the designs are very basic and allow the stamp image to speak for itself.
Stamp your Own Succulents stamp & Terrarium Die:
Unlike the last succulent project I created (view it here), I wanted to use these images in a much simpler way that didn’t involve grabbing a bunch of markers or watercolors.
I have seen so many samples where different watercoloring and shading techniques are used, so I knew I wanted to try something that would be both minimal and graphic.
I grabbed a few different scraps of green cardstock and white heat embossed some of the succulent stamps onto them. I even added in a purple flower that is also white heat embossed. I used the terrarium die to cut out a planter to house the succulents (the terrarium stamp does coordinate with the die...I also white heat embossed the die to keep everything matchy-matchy). I finished off the card with a sentiment and a few paper layers. I love the background I created using a MFT 6x6 background stamp. It adds the perfect finishing touch.
As you can see I have been very busy crafting over here with all of these new stamps and dies. Since I know you love new stamps and dies too, I listed them in our online shop for you to pick them up for yourselves. We were only able to order two of each stamp and die so make sure you grab them if you are interested.
Which stamp is your favorite from the new release? Comment below.
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