|Mary Dawn Quirindongo|
|Mary Dawn Quirindongo|
Hello crafty friends. I discovered another way to make a homemade washi tape and I am here to share it with you. Besides stamps and inks you will need one of those white paper surgical tape, that most of you have in your first aid drawer.
Tear the stripes of tape and place it on a sheet protector.
Stamp the tape with the image of your choice with dye inks (tiny images from clear set are great for this) and let it dry for about half an hour.
I use tweezers to place the tape on the project. Thing that I love the most about it is that you can make a perfect color match with your project.
I also made a matching bookmark. I stamped the ticket twice, cut the inner part of the image and used the homemade washi tape to make the flip.
For the background on the yellow cardstock, I used the small circle stamp and stamped repeatedly with soft pool ink, overlapping each circle.
For my second card, I used the flower-like image. I stamped it repeatedly onto white cardstock with a rainbow of ink colors to create a background pattern.
The bright colors were a bit loud, so I added a piece of vellum over top. I wanted something to break up the loud background and make things a little more interesting, so I added some random strips of white cardstock across the card. I still can’t decide whether I love or hate this odd idea of mine!
I have a special treat for you today! I have an extra Many Dots set that I am giving it away to one lucky A Blog Named Hero reader! Just leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, August 14th at 11:59pm EST and I will draw a random winner!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!!
Hi Hero Arts fans!
It’s Barb here, with my very own guest design post for A Blog Named Hero! I have two, totally different cards to show you today but before I get to them, I want to thank Linda and Mary Dawn for inviting me to guest design this month! It’s such an honor to be creating alongside these two talented ladies and the rest of their amazing design team!
When I was thinking about what to do for this special post, the popular trend of stamps with matching dies came to mind. Then I happened to glance over at my big basket full of punches and realized how much I’ve neglected them lately, by choosing to use dies instead. So out came a couple of punches. But wait! I also realized I have matching stamps that would go quite well with these punches, and thought it would be a fun idea for those of you who don’t yet own any matching stamps and dies.
My first card uses two different heart punches and a Hero Arts stamp set called, XO which includes some cute heart stamps as well.
For my second card, I used a small star punch and a fun, star-background stamp from Hero Arts/BasicGrey called, Life of the Party Stars.
Since neon colors are all the rage right now, I wanted to make this card fun and bright! I inked my paper with three separate, neon colors, just like you would with Distress Inks. Before the ink dried, I purposely added a sprinkling of white embossing powder and heat embossed, then embossed the dots and stars. It created a cool, almost sprayed effect. I used the star punch to embellish the card.
So if you haven’t yet gone out and bought a matching set of stamps and dies, take a look at your punches and match ’em up with a stamp or two!
Thanks again to Mary Dawn and Linda! This was such fun! 🙂
Hi all crafty friends! I want to share with you this mini album I made about a weekend we spent at Mazamitla, Jalisco, Mexico, a small, magical town situated on the hill side of the state.
I used this destination travel stamp set from Hero Arts because it’s perfect for documenting your travels. You can use it for scrapbooks, minis, cards, etc… I used the stamps in different ways: as embellishments, some of them embossed, as journaling prompts and as backgrounds, here it is:
Thanks for your time and I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration to make you take a journey into your memories and maybe create something with them.
May the crafty mojo be with you! Take care!