Saturday, February 18, 2017

A favorite Hero Arts stamp

Today at the Hero Arts Flickr group, LaVon is hosting the 148th scramble.  She challenged us to make an interesting background panel.  The scramble part of the challenge means that we have to make a card according to the rules, photograph it, and post it, all within 90 minutes.  As always, I posted my card with just a few minutes remaining.

supplies: white cardstock, Hero Arts (retired) Leaf & Floral Background, shaded lilac and blueprint sketch distress inks, Winnie & Walter Happy cutaway, and "birthday" from their Big, Bold Happy set

I used a technique that Cindy first used with this background: stamp in one color of ink, then turn the stamp 180 degrees and restamp using another color of ink.  Then I trimmed my panel, sponged the edges with the darkest ink, and attached it to my white card base.  I used the same inks to ombre the diecut, and to color the small banner which was white embossed.  

This scramble will go on for 24 hours, ending at 12:00 noon Eastern time tomorrow, if you'd like to join in, too!  Thanks for coming by!


  1. Pretty stamping Lin, love the blues!

  2. Gorgeous leafy panel, Lin! I just love the combo of blues you used and the ombre sentiment die looks great!! I'm going to have to try that technique - what great results!

  3. Such a rich looking card. Love your technique

  4. Looks awesome Lin. I must try this technique. Love the ombre die cut,

  5. This is beautiful Lin, fabulous colours and stamping, Jo x

  6. You made something similar once before that I fell in love with. I bought the stamp and played with different color combos. I had forgotten this cool technique until now and I stayed up late last night to play with the colors you used. Love the way this looks! Thanks for another great card and inspiration.

  7. Oh love this Lin - the two blues you have used are stunning and make a beautiful card

  8. from one 'blue' friend to the this pretty!!
    Love coming here to take a look and I always find inspiration mf.
    xx Karen

  9. This is such a cool background and I wouldn't have though to turn the stamp around and restamp!! The final effect is wonderful - thanks so much for sharing the technique!!!


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