Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop – Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop!!! I’m honored to be a part of this hop and so proud of Hero Arts for their accomplishments!

I’m taking it back old school to shadow stamps and real flowers. Hero Arts released several “From the Vault” images for their anniversary. Theses stamps were some of my favorites to work with. 

I stamped this first card using Smoke Ink with the Aged Shadow Stamp and also used the Hero Arts Dandelion die for my focal point. I’ve kept it clean and simple. This is such a quick card to make! 

This next card features a technique I developed when I was with Hero Arts called Stamp Layering. I used the “From the Vault” Real Poppy with Butter Bar and Soft Yellow ink on the blossom portion and Field Greens for the stem. 

The technique is simple, stamp with the darker inks first and without cleaning the stamp, ink it up with the lighter colors and stamp once more. The residual color from the darker inks stay on the rubber and will mix with the lighter ink giving you fresh new color tone between the two. 

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There are amazing prizes offered by some fabulous sponsors!!  Leave a comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST on all 3 days of the hop for a better chance to win!  Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog next week.

Ready to hop along? Your next stop is to the amazing Tasnim Ahmed!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic crafty weekend!!!

Supplies:

Hero Arts Rubber Stamp FROM THE VAULT…
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp FROM THE VAULT…
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Hero Arts Fancy Dies DANDELION Paper…
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps MANY EVERYDAY…
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad BUTTER BAR…
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Hero Arts SHADOW INK Pad SOFT YELLOW…
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad FIELD GREENS…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Prima Marketing MELANGE DIAMOND…
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Simon Says Stamp White A2 TOP Fold…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOM DIE CUT MACHINE…
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MISTI MEMORY MISTI PRECISION STAMPER…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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  1. Hi Shari. I love the idea of stamp layering and not cleaning the ink off the stamp before restamping. I can be a bit lazy in that area so it’s nice to know you can create a unique look without clean stamps. BTW I love your work in general. You are an inspiration :)

  2. I love these cards. That shadow stamp is so pretty on both cards especially the monochromatic dandelion card.

  3. Beautiful cards. I will get my shadow stamps out, and do a
    little update. Love the diecut you used. Thanks.

  4. Oh my goodness! I’m definitely going to have to get the aged shadow stamp! Your cards are elegant and stunning, thank you for sharing!!

  5. Shari, you are such a fabulous artist…I so love your work! These cards are so simple, but so elegant! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us! Happy 45th Anniversary, Hero Arts! Your products are a staple in my craft room!

  6. Lovely cards, particularly like the daisy and you subtlety and gentle hand with the card. Just. . . lovely, both.

  7. amazing, i always knew that stamp was great. imdidn’t realize it’s age, butni still LOVE it.
    thanks for the ideas

  8. The stamp layering is beautiful and I like the good use of that background stamp with the poppy. Your dandelion card is ethereal and beautiful. Love your artistry.

  9. These cards are just beautiful. I love all of my Hero Arts stamps….they are classics. Thank you so much for sharing these pretty cards today…..and for being a sponsor for this great Occasion. Thank you!

  10. Love these cards. The design is so simple but so elegant. The Dandelion Die is on my wishlist.

  11. Simple and beaocards. And thank you for sharing about the stamping layering technique. Ps.I love SSS and happy you’re part of and support the Hero Arts stamping community.

  12. I really love the techniques you used. The dimension in that dandelion die is awesome!! and the yellow with the stone is gorgeous!

  13. Wow!! I just love these cards – so simple but so eye-catching! Great colour combinations! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

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