Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hero Arts Silhouette Stamp Projects

     For Christmas I received some new Hero Arts rubber stamps and I had a lot of fun with them on these cards. The Silhouette Stamps come in a set of three but I only used two out of the three images for these projects. 
  The pony tail silhouette stamp reminds me of Barbie and I couldn't resist using it to make a card. I also experimented in dying seam binding. I used a Luminarte Radiant Rain Spray Mist as the dye. I like how it came out but it was messier then other sprays I have used and probably would use a different brand for the future. 

Supplies:Silhouettes Trio, Happy Wishes and Bling Blossoms by Hero Arts, Lace Background and blue background ink by Stampin Up!, Paper: Red-Sassafras Lass, Blue Paper-October Afternoon, Kahuna Kiwi by American Crafts, Seam Binding-Wrights, Luminarte Radiant Rain Mist, Imaginisce Flower, Prima Flower CenterGiga Scalloped PunchMega Circle PunchWalnut Ink, White Cardstock-Paper Trey Ink and Versamark Chalk Ink.

     The second card I created is more sophisticated. I chose to use a black and white color scheme with pop of red. The flower background is another Hero Arts stamp. I also used a small piece of ribbon and a gem as a cameo for around the neck.

Supplies:Silhouette Trios and Daisy Outline by Hero Arts, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Color box charcoal chalk ink, White Cardstock by Paper Trey Ink, Wrights Seam Binding, Offray Ribbon, Imaginisce Flower, Prima Flower CenterGiga Scalloped Circle2 1/2" Circle PunchHero Arts Blossom Gems, Heidi Swapp Rhinestones.

     I have to admit that I wasn't sure about these stamps when I first opened them up but have fallen in love with each as I used them to stamp with. In order to get a crisp image, I would suggest using chalk ink. I tried using dye ink but it would not apply evenly on the stamps even after erasing and lightly sanding the stamps to "cure" them. I think that pigment ink would work as well but I didn't feel like waiting for it to dry to give it try. All in all, I had a lot of fun creating these cards. It takes a little trial and error to get it right but the end result is worth it. Have a great Thursday night!!