I was one of the lucky cardmakers who made it to the Hero Arts “It’s a Card Fest” workshop on the Friday education day at CHA Winter 2013 in Anaheim, CA.
During the two hour workshop we all got to play with some of the new stamps that are coming out this winter, and try some fun techniques with them. By the end, each of us had four beautiful clean and simple cards to take home.
Here are the stamps we used:
I was able to take some pictures as we worked. (I also made a video, but its going to take some time to process it and upload, so you’ll have to wait for that!)
Here’s a look at what we did!
The new background wood stamp is just perfect for making cards! I can see it being used on so many projects! For the first card we stamped this pattern in white ink on white paper – it gives such a cool effect.
There’s also a few new flower wood stamps, which are also great for creating backgrounds or stamping and cutting out and using as an embellishment (shown in another card we did during the workshop). These flowers were stamped on top of the white stamped pattern and turned out just great!
Here’s the look at finished card #1:
For the second card, we used clear stamps as well as the large background stamp:
For the third card, we used a printed card and turned it inside out so the printed portion ended up being on the inside and white paper on the outside. So fun!
It was definitely a fun class to attend, and I can see myself using these stamps over and over again on many cards for different occasions!
Reporting: Yana Smakula