Stretch Those Stamps

Hello. Happy Sunday.

Just wanted to share a card I did for the Hero Arts Blog. It uses three holiday stamps in non-holiday ways. Can you find the holiday stamps? (Go HERE if you need help spotting them.)

With a little clever masking and trimming, I have a happy summer card created from “Happy New Year” and “Merry” greetings.

(And now that I look at this card, I realize the center element isn’t actually centered. Oops.)

By the way, this uses two products from Hero Arts that I am really enjoying these days. First, the new Soft Granite Shadow Ink. It is the perfect grey (and a nice softer version of Wet Cement)…

Next is the Square Background stamp. I used it on the pool piece above. What a great background pattern…

Oh, and I am loving the color combination on this card. In fact, these are the colors of the new studio I am building. Such happy colors.


Paper Smooches is having a giveaway to support Operation Write Home. (One of my favorite companies and one of my favorite causes!) Be sure to check it out HERE. Cute card, too!

See you soon.

30 CommentsCool links, Hero Arts

  1. The gray, teal and creamy yellow really are beautiful together! Such a pretty card!

  2. Denise Bryant

    Fun card! I love the layering and the happy colors!
    DeniseB

  3. You have the best eye for perfect background stamps :) It’s fun seeing you post so many great ideas!

  4. Heidi

    Beautiful card.

  5. Maryann

    Wonderful card here and such a great way to use the holidaystamps more too. And you always use such happy colors, that makes us smile, something I really love.
    Have a great week ahead everyone.

  6. Great card, love the color combination and how you used the holiday stamps. And what an amazing color is that soft granite shadow ink! I think I need that one…

  7. Miriam Prantner

    Really love this color combo and that great background stamp!

  8. I love it…I never think to use the grey but I love blue and I am going to start trying it for a combination…

    A quick question… I am in need of a new embossing heat gun. I see you used the Precision Heat Embossing Emboss Tool Gun Hero Arts sold by SSS and I believe Ellen Hutson sells the ranger one. My old one is really noisy and takes a while to heat up. I would really like a quiet one and quicker. Can you tell me which one is better with regards to these two items? TIA!
    God bless!

  9. Great card, Jennifer. Love using my stamps for more than they were intended!!

  10. Susan

    Great card – love the colors too! I have never thought of mixing seasons and have my stamps separated by seasons! Might want to rethink that now seeing this card!

  11. Great card, Jennifer…I wondered if it was Wet Cement, I’ll have to check out the Soft Granite because I love it!

  12. a marvellous and awesome card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  13. Rachel K

    I love this color combo, too…just so pretty! Another great card!! :)

  14. Jennifer D.

    Nice colors! I can’t wait to see your new studio!

  15. barbara lassiter

    Love your card ideas and tips for us. As always, this is another winning card idea!

  16. I like the grey with the aqua. I usually don’t love grey but it looks great here!

  17. LOVE this card! Its perfect! Also thanks for showing how to use the stamps more ways!

  18. Meghan

    It is kinda nice that you make oops mistakes too! It makes you even sweeter! Great card and great advice!

  19. I love that pop of aqua with the grey and yellow.

  20. Dee in NH

    Well, I think it’s just awesome!!

  21. Jessica Monte

    Oh what a beautiful card…. love it thanks for sharing

  22. Melissa Bi.

    So much fab stamping on this card!

  23. Mendi Yoshikawa

    Cool card! Love those new inks and that background stamp! :)

  24. Gorgeous colours on that card. I’ll have to get my hands on that soft granite!

  25. THANKS for sharing!! LOVED the card and the FUN way to use your stamps!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  26. absolutely love this beauty, Jennifer! gorgeous card!

  27. Love your card and that color combo. I can’t wait to see your new studio.

  28. It’s amazing how you’ve used holiday stamps for create non-holiday card! I saw this challenge on HeroArts and interested in it. Now it’s more clear how can I play with stamps in my stash. Thank you for idea and inspiration! Your card is beautiful!

  29. Patricia White

    I’m hoping this is where I’m supposed to comment for a chance to win that fabulous kit. It wasn’t too clear. Anyway, I’d love to win it! It looks amazing!

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