Thanks Margie! Hello Hoppers, you've arrived at the next stop of the Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Blog Hop! I'm Shari Carroll, one of the Hero Arts designers. I can't wait to show you some of our new stamps! I happen to think our new images are the BEST EVER!!!
My first card showcases the Poly Clear CL502 Just Saying Hi stamp set. I love the vintage style, it's masculine yet perfect for everyday correspondence.
I've used simple stamping to create my card highlighting the Candlestick phone. With a label, message strip and flower, this card came together really fast.
I also used a couple new large woodblock backgrounds, the S5507 Envelope Pattern and S5497 Diagonal Dictionary Type. These are two stamps that need to go straight to your wish list!
My next card focuses on the new woodblock F5493 Hand Drawn Small Flower. Of course I just had to cut and layer it, the clean lines makes it so easy to do. For this, I used my Distress inks to color. The green portion of the flower was spritzed with water once it was colored.
I've used my favorite box card style and again I've used the new Envelope Pattern (S5507) woodblock stamp with Old Paper Distress ink for a hint of texture. My little message comes from the Poly Clear CL490 Sending Smiles Message set. I finished it off with some blue silk ribbon, twine and a cluster of blue pearls.