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You should have arrived here via Crafty Girl Designs, the blog of sweet and talented Anita! If you get lost along the way today you can always head back to the Hero Arts blog to get back on track.
I had lots of fun with the stamps I received: Birthday Blackboard, Petals of Beauty, Dauber Bunch and Need Caffeine. I used them all and even added some of my older cherished Hero Arts stamps. Yes, I cherish my Old Letter Writing stamp and it comes out to play often.
Quick and Easy is the theme for my cards. I have found I have less time to stamp for fun now that I'm working more. I stamped all but one of these cards in one day, how great is that?
First up I had a bit of fun with the Dauber Bunch set. I will be playing with lots of different techniques with this set, but for this card I was inspired to fill the flower petals with text so I did a bit of masking to create this card:
I'm learning to embrace the white space and in a effort to actually send my cards in the mail I've chosen to leave this card unembellished.
Next I made three cards using the beautiful new wood mount Petals of Beauty stamp:
Old Letter Writing makes an appearance here! The lovely floral image is stamped with Hero Arts Mid Tone Shadow ink in Charcoal. More Hello Sunshine paper, some twine and a few enamel dots finish this simple card.
Just more simple stamping, this stamp is perfect for quick and elegant cards.
I absolutely love this Birthday Blackboard stamp!! It stamps so nicely and it's adorable. I used Charcoal Shadow ink and trimmed it out to pop up on the fun Hello Sunshine paper. The twine is a new color of Lawn Trimmings called Cloudy. I just love how easy this card came together, I can make a bunch of these to have on hand and (hopefully) never miss sending another birthday card!
The minute I saw the Need Caffeine clear set I knew I wanted to make a set of note cards with it. I kept my Charcoal ink out to stamp these solid images. The card bases are brand new 4 Bar size note cards from Lawn Fawn. These are the pretty gray color called Hippo. I used some scraps of Hello Sunshine and Let's Polka paper and this set came together quickly with some die cut pieces.
I can use this set as a gift or just send individual greetings to my equally caffeinated friends!
Now it's time to send you on your way to My Impressions, to see what sweet and talented Sarah has to share. Before you go I hope you will leave a comment and consider following my blog.
Here's all the wonderful Hero Arts products I used for this post: