Thursday, April 5, 2012

Using Burlap and Favorite Hero Arts Stamps

I saw some cute sample cards with burlap as an embellishment or background recently so made a few cards with one of my favorite Hero Arts/Sizzix sets know, this is the set which comes with the stamps and the corresponding dies.  Love them!
I colored with Copics (not (!)...I made a huge mess so need to do more research on inks to stamp with for Copics coloring) pencils and used Gamsol (odorless minerals spirits) for some simple blending.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  I used some Core'dinations cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug for a little embossing and then sanded the cardstock a bit.
After I took these photos I added a little Rock Candy Stickles to the bees and the center of the large flower but didn't retake the photo so you will just have to imagine how cute that is!

Here they are:
And a little closeup:
Also...there is a new blog in town called A Blog Named Hero which is a blog devoted to all things Hero Arts.  I love Hero's my all time favorite stamping company (and I have a lot of favorites!).  There is a challenge going on there now so check it out!

 Happy Crafting!


  1. Susan love the new look of your blog-- so clean clutter-free and cheerful. The burlap is such a unique touch and Thank You for the support on the paper dress post-- I am struggling to blog these days due to motherly responsibilities!!!

  2. Like the Easter blog makeover. This Bee likes the Bees on your cards. The burlap is a nice added texture.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Very pretty!! Love the burlap- and your new look is so bright and cheerful!! :)Amy

  4. Oh, that burlap looks GREAT with these colorful cards!

  5. Love the Burlap, perfect background for your beautiful flowers

  6. these cards are adorable, i love the burlap--adds so much interest and texture! thanks for playing along with our first challenge!

  7. Love the texture of the burlap combined with the cute flowers. Great cards!

  8. Not sure if you're talking about what ink to stamp with then color with copics...but try Memento Tuxedo Black, the copics will not bleed and nor will the black! love your cards, cute set :)

    xo, Kristina
    Visiting from A Blog Named Hero
    Please stop by and say hello :)

  9. What fantastic cards!! SO CUTE! The added texture of the burlap is just PERFECT.

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    Good lucK!

    A Blog Named Hero


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