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Swipe Stamping + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAYS

Hi! Today I am revisiting an old technique that is simple and requires very few supplies. I call it swipe stamping. I also am part of an awesome blog hop with HUGE prizes!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Who says you have to stamp the same way every time!? Here I show how you can get a textured result with solid images by swiping ink on the stamp instead of tapping. Works great!

My first example shows using the Hero Arts Birthday Animal Silhouettes Stamp Set for a playful background. You can see the variation and texture in each of the animals. It is simply a different look that is easy to achieve.

I used Hero Arts Ultra PinkOrange SodaButter BarGreen HillsAntiqua, and Cornflower Inks for the animals. I also added Soft Granite stars and covered them with Wink of Stella Shimmer to make them look metallic.

I white heat embossed the “make a wish” sentiment from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages Stamp Set on Gina K Moonlit Fog Cardstock. I also covered it with Wink of Stella Shimmer. And those mini googly eyes? They are such fun!

I used the same technique and ink colors to create the background on my next cards. The balloons and sentiment are from the Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Stamp Set.

Instead of using foam adhesive to add the sentiment strip, I used a Mini Action Wobble Spring. Wobblers are great for lots of movement. And the best thing is that they flatten nicely for mailing.

BLOG HOP

Today’s post is part of a blog hop celebrating the fifth anniversary of A Blog Named Hero. A Blog Named Hero is the best challenge blog out there! They started the blog to honor Hero Arts… and over the years have grown to work with many great companies. This makes my heart happy!

This hop takes place over two days and there are different giveaway prizes to be won each day. Be sure to check it all out!

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Emily Midgett. (You can always start at the beginning of hop over at A Blog Named Hero.)

GIVEAWAYS

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for their wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies! Several companies decided to help celebrate the fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that they decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day. Giveaway prizes total more than $500!

For your chance to win, leave a comment on each hop stop. Winners will be randomly selected from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning! Comments must be left before 11:59PMEDT on 3/28/17 and winners will be announced on 3/30/17 on the ABNH Blog.

Today’s prizes include the following:

  • $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
  • $50 gift card to Gina K Designs
  • $25 gift card to Winnie & Walter
  • $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
  • $20 gift card to Avery Elle
  • prize pack from Mama Elephant
  • gift card from Studio Katia
  • one Online Card Class of your choice
  • one set of distress oxide inks from ME!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.