Monday, April 5, 2010
New Hero Arts Set
Now that Easter cards have all been sent, it's time to play with some new stamps that arrived last month from Hero Arts and have been waiting here to be inked up.
Although most blossoms don't grow multicolored on one stem, I couldn't resist watercoloring each petal with a different pastel. Using green for the accents tied it all together. I especially like the evergreen "Mini Mosaics" I used for the center -- just enough sparkle without a lot of glitz. The blossom shape is repeated with Versamark on the green strip across the bottom, using the smaller version in the set. (H.A. Big and Small Flowers.)
The yellow paper-pieced blossom is enhanced with a clear green button in the center, with three of the petals raised using dimensionals underneath. The greeting, which I curved on the acrylic handle to follow the doily shape, is from another Hero Arts clear stamp set.
I really do enjoy using clear stamps, plus they take up a lot less room here in the "tower."