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Heading to Hero…


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. :)

051010 Class Cards 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!