Stretch your stamps at A Blog Named Hero

The challenge theme at A Blog Named Hero this month is Stretch Your stamps. I use a lot of background stamps, and one way to stretch them to get a different look is to only use a portion of them.

I used the Flower Garden Bold Print stamp from Hero Arts, white embossed and coloured with Zig markers and water. I cut it into four 1.5-inch-square panels, and then added a sentiment from Mouse Tea Party. I finished with some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Purple flowers on yupo

I have so many panels of Yupo with alcohol inks and alcohol pearls, I have a problem!

I embossed some flowers from Uniquely Creative over the alcohol inks (it is do-able, but not easy to do - you have to keep the heat tool moving at all times so that the yupo doesn't melt) and I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

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You are awesome

I love making background panels with colour and pattern all over, but then when I add them to cards, it's just TOOOOO MUCH!! I need my white space!! So cutting the panel in half is a win-win - I get my white space, and I get two cards for the price of one! Yay!

The panel has a white embossed stamp from Catherine Pooler, coloured with Zig markers and sprayed with Perfect Pearls. I added a white embossed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and fussy cut the sentiment for some extra interest.

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Doodled lace birthday

I have so many panels of yupo with alcohol ink, I hardly know what to do with them all! I don't know what I would do without gorgeous cover plate dies like this one from Altenew.

The cover die is called "doodled lace" and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

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Nuance powders

This card started as a panel of white watercolour cardstock. The first step was to spray it with water.

I then added colour using Nuance powder by Magenta. After drying it with my heat tool, I then stamped the floral border from Ink Blot Shop, and a sentiment from Hero Arts, and white embossed them both.

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Fusion: Family

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I stamped and white embossed a gorgeous stamp called Floral Garden from Studio Katia and watercoloured it with Zig markers. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

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Rainbow kaleidoscope

Still using up panels of alcohol ink on yupo.

I used a coverplate die from Catherine Pooler, and a sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.

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One layer stenciled card

A simple one-layer card to share today.

I used a stencil from Funky Fossil Designs, inked in a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks, and added a stamped sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  Some sequins finished the card.

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Pink hugs

This card has an image stamped over alcohol inks and alcohol pearls using Alcohol lift ink. It's not the easiest to see, though.

I used a floral image from Studio Katia, with a die from Pink and Main and a sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted.

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Christmas at A Blog Named Hero

I have a card on the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page today for the latest challenge, Christmas in July (yes, I know it's not July anymore, but it's still a great opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas card making!)

I started with a yupo panel with alcohol inks, added die cut glittter paper using the Snowflake Edge fancy die, and a sentiment from Winter Holiday Messages. 

 Make sure you visit the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page - we have heaps of cardmaking inspiration!

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