I am thrilled to be getting to spend the next several days with Ken, Colin and my sweet mother-in-law at Hero Arts in California. (Wishing the girls could join us, too, but they have school. Boo! But a big thanks to my parents who are staying at my house to take care of Roxie.) While there, Shari and I will be teaching a TON of classes to many store owners. Lots of fun times – I will be sure to share photos while there.
In the meantime, here are a couple cards from a class I taught this week. They were very inspired by my Shari. For the darker card, I inked up the stamp with many colors of Distress Ink… gave the inked stamp a few spritzes of water and stamped. Then, without cleaning OR re-inking the stamp, I spritzed it a few more times and stamped it again – resulting in the lighter stamped image on the other card. Love this technique, and rumor has it that Shari will be doing a video over on the Hero blog sometime soooooon featuring it.
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flower, greeting, dots) and cards and gems; EK Success border punch; Creative Impressions twine; Distress Inks (Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge)
A little tip: This works best with the darker colors of Distress Inks.
Oh… and there I go using my new favorite punch. (By the way, those dots don't really emboss if you don't press to hard, so you can end up with just a great scallop edge.)
And… just got THIS – can't wait to use it lots. It is a wide, 1" corner rounder. Awesome…
One more thing. :) Remember when I mentioned you could use velcro to hold ink blending foam to the bottom of your Distress Inks? Check out Heather's blog HERE for a how-to.
Be back soon with some photos from our weekend fun. Lots of stampin' goodness!