I watched the technique video by Shari Carroll (see this link) and immediately thought of all of my Hero Arts stamps such as my pretty little house and the new bird I received in a recent blog candy prize from Vera Yates (Ling). I stamped the Clouds with Soft Pool shadow ink, then stamped the Home With Flourish in Punch chalk ink. The sentiment is from the Clear Design All Occasion Messages set. On two different shades of green cardstock (one is Bazzill dotted swiss) I stamped the Designer Woodgrain in Grass chalk ink, then I used my Martha Stewart grass edge border punch. I used the Martha Stewart fence edger punch on pale pink cardstock (looks white in the picture but looks pink in real life!) and adhered it across the grass. Finally, I stamped the Sweet Bird image and did it again on yellow gingham paper, cut it out, and adhered it to the card. Here is how my little scene using a creature (a bird is a creature, right?) turned out:
I also want to share a few quick cards I made yesterday during a visit with my crafty sister-in-law. (Thanks, Jen...that was FUN!) I had some pre-stamped and pre-cut designs (balloons, bird, cupcake) in my stash, and I made a few quick cards using the trusty Hero Arts Clouds stamp and a few others you may recognize. I like to have a variety of birthday cards on hand for the multitude of birthday parties my kids go to!
(Sentiment is from the Big All Time Greetings clear set; balloon is a Studio G $1 stamp)
Here is a close-up of the bird's eyes...I used little black gems.
Notice the subtle Music Background in white on the kraft card and the Friend Definition stamped behind the cupcake. There are so many versatile Hero Arts background stamps! I find that no matter what stamps I use on my cards, I always seem to use at least one Hero Arts stamp. Love them!
Ok, enough ramblings for today. Thanks for stopping by!