Hello! Today I am sharing five fast and fun techniques with one stamp set. I also share a very special new product that you must see!
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]
I was SO excited when I got the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set! Not only does this stamp set have special meaning (more on that below), it is GORGEOUS! I love the large flower arrangement. Of course, when you see that image, you instantly think it needs to be colored! And although I think that would look amazing, I decided to instead share 5 fast and fun techniques with the one stamp set. These are techniques that you can apply to other images, too.
#1: Vellum Overlay
My first fast technique idea is to do a heat embossed vellum overlay. After white embossing the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set image on Grafix Platinum Vellum, I folded the vellum over a notecard. The notecard is made from the new Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock (SSS | HA) (such a unique and lovely color!) that I stamped with the Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp. The sentiment is also from the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set.
Vellum overlays are so fast to make… and you could add Copic Marker coloring to the back of the vellum if you wanted. I left it uncolored to save time and let the blue color stand out.
Oh – and by the way – the vellum is held to the cardstock notecard with a strip of Lawn Fawn Double Sided Tape on the back.
#2: Full-Card Shaker
Another fast technique is to create a full-card shaker card. This is simple to make – be sure to watch the video! I white heat embossed the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set flower and sentiment on Judikins Embossable Window Plastic. On top I added a frame I made with two Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies (SSS | HA). I added lots of gems inside that are free to move around.
This is a great way to add something fun to a card… and super fast to do!
#3: Stamp Tracing
I always have wanted to be an artist who could draw amazing things. However, I simply am not! So I enjoy stamping images and tracing them with a pen to make it look like I drew it. It works great! For this card, I stamped the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set flower on Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock (SSS | HA) with Versamark Ink. I then used a Pilot Silver Metallic Marker (SSS | AZ) and Uni-Ball Signo Gold Pen to trace it. It didn’t take too long and the results are unique. SO much metallic shine. I also white heat embossed the sentiment.
This has so much shine in real life!
#4: Spotlight Stamping
Spotlight stamping is a great way to make a fun card while saving time on coloring. I stamped the flower image from the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set twice – once with light Gina K Amalgam Whisper Ink and once with Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink. I then used a Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Die to cut out a portion of the black stamped image. After coloring the heart flowers with Copic Markers, I added it onto the light stamped image… being sure to line up the pattern. This is a huge time saver! I adhered the pieces to a notecard made of Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock (SSS | HA) – my favorite black cardstock.
#5: Shimmer Lift
Creating an inked background and lifting away some of the color is a great way to create a unique card. But it is even better when you add shimmer! For this last card, I white heat embossed my images on white cardstock and then covered it with a heavy layer of Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink. I then “colored” in the flowers with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens. This reacts with the ink and “lifts” it away a bit, making it softer. And it leaves behind shimmer! It looks SO much better in real life.
Here you can see the soft shimmer. Quick to do!
Hero Arts is celebrating 45 years this year! Our mutual, wonderful friend Gina K is sharing in the celebration. Gina K and her team designed the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms Stamp Set in honor of Hero Arts. I love the friendship these two companies have and am thankful to call them friends, too. This is a 6×8 stamp set and is available now HERE, but will be available online and in a store near you starting and in few weeks.
To celebrate the new HA + GinaK Friendship Blooms Stamp Set, we are having a fun blog hop!
Hero Arts is giving away a HA + GinaK Friendship Blooms Stamp Set. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 8/4/19. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog.)
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