Tuesday, June 11, 2013

{Hero Arts} Thanks


A while back, when my son wanted to buy some wooden sticks to craft with, I ended up with more than he'll ever use so I thought I'd try stamping on them. My first attempt didn't turn out very well but the second time I managed to make it look good enough for a card. I used the Hero Arts Tweed Pattern. First, I arranged the sticks randomly on my craft sheet, then I inked up the stamp and pressed it down on the sticks. The trickiest part was re-aligning the background on the card with adhesive.


I used the Six Petal Flower and three of the Tropical Leaf stamps to embellish the card. The sentiment is from Thanks A Bunch, another one of my favourite and most versatile sets from Hero Arts. The patterned paper in the background is from Basic Grey's Serenade paper pad.

I'm submitting this card to the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Contest and I hope you will play along, too! The contest runs through June 30th and you can enter as many times as you like using any product from the Stamp Your Story Catalog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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18 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love the popsicle sticks!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so cool! I love it!

Jocelyn Olson said...

This is gorgeous! That's amazing that you managed to line up the craft sticks again. I love the yellow, green and grey together!

Petti said...

this is so unique!

Monika Reeck said...

Deaar Emily..you always have a great Idea...I never boring to see your blog and cards..love this one too..how are you dear...big hugs...

Paula S. said...

This is so cool! What a great effect and it adds nice dimension without a whole lot of bulk. Great work!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

LOVE the craft sticks, what a fabulous idea! Great job wtih this card all around. Best of luck with this challenge!

Lindsey said...

This is very cool, Em! What a unique and fun layer. The subtle background paper is perfect, too, to tie everything together.

Cindy Groh said...

How cre8ive of you. Love the look.

Stacy B said...

Emily, I love the texture of the sticks...it makes a great background. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog awhile back...I've been meaning to drop you a note and a big CONGRATS on your Gallery Idol selection. So glad to see your talent being celebrated again and again this year :-) Keep up the inspiring work, I am a huge fan!

Jessi Fogan said...

The popsicle sticks are brilliant! Love that idea - and the perfect twine loops with the flower? Sigh. Perfection. :D

Cindy C. said...

What fun way to use those popsicle sticks! Great design!

donna mikasa said...

How fun is this? The sticks are forming such a cool "fence"! Love this, Emily!

alexandra s.m. said...

so pretty and oh so clever Emily!
Love it!!

Mary-Anne V said...

I have a tonne of these sticks for the same reason you did so trying this technique will be fun...very nice look the Tweed pattern created.

Christina said...

That is super cool! I love the texture it adds to your card!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Super creative, emily. Good luck on the hero arts contest!

Barb Murphy said...

what an awesome effect! i love how you 'see' things when crafting...genius!