Hello and welcome to the final day of the 2011 Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop (or Hoppin' with the Hosti, as I like to call it.)
If you're just joining us, the blog began on Monday and has continued throughout the week. Order of the Apron alumni have been sharing their take on the new 2011 stamps - and we've all been sort of standing around scraping our jaws off the ground (mine may never close again). To start at the beginning, visit the Hero Arts blog and click back to Monday.
Spouse gave me cling stamp CG266 Dancing with Flowers silhouette stamp for Christmas. I had some sort of brain malfunction when I stamped it on this card, though. For some reason, I used VersaFine black ink which is totally wrong to lie down atop a background wash of Twinkling H2O watercolors on cold press watercolor paper! So I had to darken everything with a black marker - which meant some loss of detail, but the stamp is very kind to those of us with ink issues!
The second stamp I played with is another cling - CG271 Large Blossom. This is what I call a "fooler." I looked at it's black and white register mark and and was totally uninspired. But then once I actually stamped an impression and started adding colors, I became quite fond of it! For this card I heat embossed with white detail embossing powder onto kraft paper and then used Prismacolor pencils. (By the way, if you didn't know it, ColorBox Frost White is the BEST white ink for stamping, in my humble opinion.) The "white marks" on the flower petals are Stickles - they look really nice in person.)
Now, on a slightly related note, I rewrote the lyrics to Let it Snow and posted them on the Hero Arts Flickr discussion board. A number of people requested I perform this today here on my blog. Gigi was game but we both felt goofy trying to sing to the camera, so we filmed something else to watch as we sang (acapella) Love to Stamp.
This is probably why amateurs shouldn't be allowed to own video cameras.
Just remember... you people asked for this!
(Eat your heart out, Madonna.)
Please remember to leave comments as you hop along; every comment left at every blog gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!
If you find a broken link, please hop back to the Hero Arts blog for the master list of blog links: http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/. Also, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the blog address with the bad link so she can fix it. Thanks!
Your next stop is the uber-talented Vera Rhuhay - you're in for a treat!