New Stamps = New Cards

Hey y'all! 

Just a quick post to share a couple of cards I made for the current challenge at A Blog Named Hero. The theme was 'New Year, New You', I recently acquired some new goodies from Freckled Fawn and Two Peas and this was the perfect reason to open them up! I tried to link up all the supplies, in addition to another great blog that inspired me to try a new stamping technique. Sorry if the picture look a little dark or off color, it has been gray and dark here anytime I wanted to snap a picture.

Thanks for stopping by! 

I banked this idea from Britta Swiderski's blog to use when I wanted to try something new. The basic technique is this: Take a large background stamp. Stamp in one color, turn 180 degrees and stamp in another color.It gives a more layered look. I'm not describing it very well....go over to Britta's blog-she's the expert. For this card I stamp the same tartan background stamp in: royal blue, purple, and pink. Then I channeled my inner Amy Tan and stitched a heart in the corner with baker's twine.

I'm not gonna lie-I'm kind of in love with this card. Actually, I am in general a fan of anything with pink and orange together. I never wear that in real life, but I LOVE it in the crafty world. I used the same technique as the last card, but just two colors this time. I also played around with my bakers twine, braiding it friendship-bracelet style before adding it to the card. Lastly, that sentiment came from a new company called Mama Elephant. I am already a HUGE fan, so you will will see them again!

supplies: Dots&Lines Hero Arts Stamp, pink/orange/yellow twine, Studio Calico wood accent, Mama Elephant Good Times stamp, pink Versaink, Orange Hero Arts chalk ink,Glossy Accents, cardstock

This card is earmarked for my niece, she turned 12 yesterday! I don't think she ever reads my blog, so it will still be a surprise ; ). I thought the paper and the wooden accents just screamed 'pre-teen'. This card was super easy, but I super love the way it turned out! 

supplies: Sentiment stamp-Studio Calico, wood accents- Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn, glitter tape-American Crafts, patterned paper-Studio Calico
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