SUMMER 2016 NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!
Hey crafty friends! Welcome to my blog, and to the Summer Release Blog Hop for Hero Arts! If you're new here - welcome! Happy to see you! And if you've been here before - a big welcome back! I'm honored to be part of the celebration today as we all kick off the new Summer Release from Hero Arts. There are so many awesome stamps in this catalog! CLICK HERE to shop the Hero Arts Store. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUMMER CATALOG ITEMS!
For my project I'm using my favorite new stamp from the release - the "Destination San Francisco" City Stamp!! YAY! A stamp of one of my favorite places on earth! There are NINE cities represented in these awesome stamps....and I've been to all of them! How cool! Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, just to name a few. I wanted this stamp right away....and hopefully eventually I'll collect them all. I did a loose water color of the stamp and made it sort of aged and vintage like an old postcard. I used the "Kelly's San Francisco" stamps as an accent on my card base. (I left my heart....) Let's take a look!
I started by stamping my image onto crisp paper. I did not use watercolor paper this time! I used a water brush and my Kuretake Water Colors to loosely color my image. I set it aside to dry. After it was dry I gently crumpled it in my hands to add some wrinkles and texture. They I used some Vintage Photo Distress ink and a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the paper. I mounted it onto some orange cardstock to match the golden gate bridge...
I used some brown ink and one of the little accent stamps to make rows of words in just the corner.
I thought it would be a nice touch to add a cute little enamel dot heart on the card somewhere! I tied a pretty twine bow and glued the heart in the center.
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great time hopping and shopping today! See you soon! XOXO
PRIZES!!! Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and they will announce the winners the following week!
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