Friday, April 27, 2012

For the love of Hero Arts...

Hello. LOTS to share today. As many of you know, I love Hero Arts. Their stamps just make me happy so I wanted to share a few different projects highlighting my favorite products from them, old and new. First up is part of my mom's Mother's Day gift. She loves handmade gifts from me so I thought I would make her a card set because she is always sending out cards. Here is the package (box from Target-my happiest place on earth lol) ...


 A closer look at the tag. I used an older Hero Happy Mother's Day Stamp and heat embossed it. I finished it off with some clear gems..

When you open the box, you see this...

That cute black and white pen is from Target too. :) 

Here is the card set...
A closer look at a technique featured on the oh so talented Jennifer McGuire's blog. You can find the technique HERE. I like how she die cuts an image and then puts the image back in so it lays flat for a smooth look.... GREAT for sending cards through the mail. Jennifer used a die cut for this technique but I used a punch instead (Martha Stewart butterfly punch). I inked each butterfly with the ink I used for the background color. Sprayed it heavily with pearlized water-hard to see in real life but GREAT shine! and then glued it on top of a black piece of paper that I taped under the white background. I used a glitter pen in the black holes to give it more shine. I also love using Washi tape to anchor the sides of the die cut....
 The envelopes got fancy too...
I dry embossed the flaps only. Love the look...
Project #2: I wanted to make visual black and white cards for Aiden's crib to give him something to look at...
 I just stamped some of the Hero Background Stamps on white cardstock, cut them to size and lined his crib with them...
 He loves them- just look at that smile...

Project #3- Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up so I made a set of these for my nephews preschool teachers.....
I heat embossed THIS fun background stamp with white embossing powder on black cardstock to resemble a chalkboard. ( I even smudged up the edges to look like it was erased.) I also put glossy accents on the apple to make it shine. The green background was stamped with THIS stamp using THIS ink onto THIS card. ...
I hope you enjoyed these Hero projects. Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

Jana said...

Oh my! One great idea after another. Love them all. I really want to try that die cut technique too. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do that this weekend.

Kristina said...

Great post and cards, I was thinking to create some handmade cards for my mom to have too! I'm on my iPhone now but will stop back later to check your blog when I'm on my computer.

Visiting from twitter somewhere... Lol
Xo, Kristina
Www.pearlgateway.com

Lisa Carroll said...

Wonderful projects! Particularly impressed by the infant visual cards! That's genius!