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. 


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!!!


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 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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  1. Such pretty cards. I love what you did with that dandelion die. That background is so subtle but creates a wonderful effect.

  2. Wow! These cards are both gorgeous. I heard Jennifer McGuire refer to Shari Carroll as ‘the best stamper out there’. I can see why!

  3. Beautiful cards! Love that dandelion die cut and the way you used it on the first card.

  4. Simon Says Stamp! My favorite company to order from, the best selection. Love the dandelion card, so simple yet gorgeous!

  5. Awesome cards Shari, clean and simple but awesome!
    My favorite is the one with the Dandelion die.
    Thank you so much for your tutorial and inspiration.

  6. Dear Shari
    thank you for teaching these techniques to me. I am so greatful to you and Hero Arts as i have learnt a lot by watching youll create on this blog hop. I will bk mark this page and try it as i have to do some birthday cards. Love and hugs

  7. I love your clean cards. They’re very elegant and classy and could be used for many different occasions.
    Beuatiful work :)

  8. Beautiful cards. I am really liking that background stamp and have added it to my must have list! I love the dandelion die also. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Stunning cards! I love the clean look of them and the neutral colors. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow Shari! I love the mixed media feel to these cards and find it interesting that these were earlier stamps!!! Thanks for sponsoring this hop today and thanks for the inspiration :)

  11. Simply beautiful! I love how you used the dandelion die on the first card. And thanks for sharing the Stamp Layering technique – I’ll have to try that one.

  12. Both those cards look very nice! I am really thinking I need that Aged Shadow stamp. It adds so much.

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