Create Your Own Border

There are a lot of challenge blogs out there – lots of really inspiring ones. One of my favorites is A Blog Named Hero. These awesome girls have created this site in honor of their love for Hero Arts. And now they are celebrating their first year anniversary and I was happy to create a birthday card for them.

For the card, I used the Hero Arts diamond stamps to form a fun border with Shadow Inks

And when I created this card, I challenged myself to step away from the color pool. I have been using pool on every card lately – it was hard to leave it out!

Some of the diamonds are popped up for dimension…

Oh, and you see the chevron diamonds? I made that pattern myself. I used an outline diamond and stamped it repeatedly offset, then cut out the original diamond. A whole new look…

Here is the diamond stamp set I used. So many things you can do with it! I want to form a star with the diamonds next…

Be sure to go over and check out A Blog Named Hero. Lots of good stuff! And giveaways………

Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Hero ARts So Kind Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts It’s Your Day Stamp Set (SSS|EH)



Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Pale Tomato Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Green Hills Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)



Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)