Sunday, 18 December 2011

New stamp!

 As soon as I saw this fabulous video on the Hero Arts Blog I really wanted to get my hands on the new Large Flower Background stamp from the  Hero Arts 2012 catalogue.  Luckily my favourite online UK stamp store The Glitter Pot had a delivery of stamps last week.  Unfortunately its about a hour and a half from me so I wasn't able to get there myself for the new stamp release, but second best I ordered online!!

I decided to make a small set of thank you cards using three colour ways. 
The first uses the same technique that Shari used in the video.
For the second I inked the stamp with Versamark ink and then Black memento ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  I then painted the images with Distress inks.
The last one is heat embossed in gold and then lightly sponged with Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage distress ink.

At last I have finished all my Christmas cards so it was fun making something different.
Hope you are all having a great weekend and you are all ready for the holidays.

12 comments:

onecraftymama said...

Simply beautiful, Sally! I love how differently they've all turned out :) I think the pink & blue might be my favourite! It's definitely nice to break up the Christmas cardmaking with a few different occasions - I still have a couple of orders wanted for the 24th, so I have a while to go yet!

Lin said...

I ordered this stamp after that video, too - I bet there were lots of us who did the same! LOVE all of these, Sally!

Lisa said...

This is a really pretty stamp, Sally! Love this design and especially like the 2nd black card with the bolder colors- beautiful set :)
I'll have to check out Shari's video !

Barb said...

All so beautiful, Sally! Love the way you used just a portion of the stamp! That pink and blue one is gorgeous!

Dotty Jo said...

These are all lovely Sally, that stamp is a beauty and you've used it perfectly! Thanks for the gorgeous Christmas card - hope mine has reached you too, Jo x

Barb said...

gorgeous!!! your designs are always so stunning! :)

Pam W Merwin said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! You have made me a believer in getting this stamp. I saw it on the video too and figured it was a "must" have!

Dawn said...

totally awesome Sally. Wishing I had ordered this one too.... oh well next year! oh that's only two weeks away....yeah!

Anette said...

Gorgeous set, Sally! I can't wait to get this stamp, it's on its way to me now!! Yippeee!

sheila said...

Absolutely stunning Sally! Wow-I have that stamp and after seeing your set I can't WAIT to ink it up! So beautiful!

Nancy said...

What a lovely bunch of cards...each one is colored to gorgeous perfection! This stamp is on my wish list, thanks for sharing this beautiful inspiration, Sally!
Christmas Blessings to you~

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all these versions with that floral image, Sally! So excited to have rec'd the pink and blue one - it's my fave!! The coloring is exquisite and I love the added pearls and the sweet bow with tag!