Thursday, January 6, 2011

Playin' With New Stamps . . . .

. . . .makes me really happy! I know you feel the same way! There is such an excitement that comes with opening that box from Hero Arts that's left at the door! It doesn't hurt to have some days off from work at the same time! I really had a fun day today, inking, embossing, playing and smiling! Here are some of the cards I've made with my new goodies.




This one was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's peek video on the Hero blog yesterday. I love painting with inks and Perfect Pearls, and the Hand Drawn Flower is so fun to color!



Here is a close-up so you can see the pretty shimmer.



You all know this stamp well! The Fab Flourish, as I call it. I thought it would be cool to double stamp it for a shadow effect and I really like the way it turned out and I actually stamped the sentiment straight too! You just can't go wrong with a beautiful stamp like this, no matter what you do with it!




And this last card is a fun one. I used acetate, which I never do. Have always been afraid of it. Silly, I know. The Basic Grey, green dotted paper is stamped with my new Large Plaid Background stamp (LOVE!) using Lavender chalk ink and clear embossed. I stamped a small flower from the new Blossom Art clear set, in white StazOn, onto the acetate card. I added a couple of punched butterflies, also stamped with the plaid, to the outside of the card. Hope you understood all that! It was fun using the acetate and I hope to use it more often now.



One more thing before I sign off. Hero Arts is having a hostess blog hop next week! It will be all week long, Monday through Friday, with different hostesses each day! I'm so excited, and quite frankly, honored to be a part of this fun week! So keep your eye out starting Monday for a really fun week, full of inspiration from the hostesses, using new 2011 Hero Arts stamps! Woo hoo! :)


Thanks for stopping by! Find joy in the little things today! :)

14 comments:

Dawn said...

Love your cards Barb. Yes new stamps are so much fun.... love the acetate one. Great job. I mess up acetate so often that I have given up. You have inspired me to try again.

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Barb. Love your Acetate card. I also never tried it.

Lynn said...

Awesome news Barb on being a Hero Hostess! I am in love with your first card...those perfect pearls are amazing!

Vicky said...

Barb I am so happy for you being at the HA blog hop!!!! I am sure you will amaze us with one of your fab creations!!! Can't wait for the blog hop. Now your cards are gorgeous! The perfect pears on the first one are relly "perfect" and you took a great photo so we can see them sparkle! And the second one with the acetate is so unique, don't use acetate often also but your rocked this one! Hugs

Vicky said...

OK, i meant Third card... About the second card I love this double stamp technique. Never used it but based on your beautiful result I think I should give it a go.

Tiffany said...

All beautiful cards Barb! Love the shine you put on the large drawn flower! I would have never thought to multiple stamp the Fabulous Flourish like that, I love the effect it gives! Hooray for new goodies!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Hi Barb! I LOVE your cards today! Wow, the flower is gorgeous! And the acetate card is amazing! I really like that plaid stamp - so fun! Can't wait for the HA blog hop!

Monika Reeck said...

lovely cards Barb and nice flower...cant wait too for the HA Blog hop...Love the second card too looks elegant...I miss you but I reall have less time to blogging since I start my School..Happy new year and wish your success this year..hugs, Monika

Debbie said...

WOW! double stamping that flourish almost makes it 3D. Glad you had some play time with your new goodies!

alexandra s.m. said...

Great cards Barb! and so cretaive of you to have double-stamped the flourish!

TFS!!

lynda said...

Oh, Yeah, Barb...I love new stamps, too. Love what you did with the Perfect Pearls and the lovely shimmer. My fave is the double=stamped flourish. It really looks 3-D!! Awesome! I'm looking forward to the weekend off from work so I can play, too.

Rosemary said...

looks like you have been having a lot of fun with your new stamps, barb! what a group of lovely cards!

Christie said...

Flowers, Flowers everwhere flowers and I lve them. Think my favorite is the top one, the tourquoise and white. would have never thought to color it like that. Will have to go and play now.
Thanks Christie

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous set of cards. Lovely effect with the shadow stamped flourish.