Hello! I have a lot to share today… including a video showing how to add texture and shine to stamped images… a discount code for the new Hero Arts products… and a giveaway.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
I am always looking for new and/or easier ways to add fun finishing touches to my projects. Today I show how to cover stamped images with a coat of WOW Ultra High Clear Glossy Embossing for a ton of texture and shine. So easy! (You could always use several layers of regular clear embossing powder or Glossy Accents for a similar look.) I used the new Hero Arts Holly Jolly holly stamps for the technique. This stamp set is unique in that it has a stamp for the holly outline and the solid holly image. That way you can use them apart or together. So versatile. LOVE. (They also have a poinsettia set like this. The supplies are listed at the end of this post – just scroll down.)
Isn’t that shine great? I also added some gold shine with drops of Hero Arts Gold Mist. (It turns out this stuff is hard to get – more should be in stock soon.)
The other new Hero Arts stamp I used is the Dotted Grid Background. Only a little bit of it shows on the red, but it is a dynamite stamp.
I wanted to also mention that I am having a lot of luck with using the Inkadinkado Stamping Mat. The tiny bit of cushion it gives seems to help me get better results when stamping solid images.
As I mentioned in the video, I am hoping to do a Product Release Close-Up video focusing on these new Hero Arts product soon. I just am waiting to get a few of them still. In the meantime…
The sweet Heidi over at Simon Says Stamp has given me a discount code just for my readers! Use the code HEROSALE for 10% off ALL Hero Arts products through 11:59pmEST on 9/1/14. (Move fast!) Now is your chance to stock up on inks, stamps, stencils, dies and more… including their newest products. Click HERE and sort by “newest” to see what there is… or click any of these links…
Giveaway time! One lucky winner will get THREE new Hero Arts stamp sets. For your chance, tell me which new product is you favorite and I will picky a winner on 9/6/14 at 11:59pmEST. Good luck.