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Hero Arts Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!

If this is your first time here, welcome! You can read more about this site and watch a video tour here.

If you're a regular reader your might remember seeing these photos from my recent Thank You Mom post. I wanted to create a layout that showcased just the image of my Grandma Cathy and Anna because they look so much alike!

Here's a peek at the process and how I used the new Hero Arts stamps:

I started out by stamping the Classic Fabric Design (CG245) with cream paint onto kraft cardstock. The stamp measures 4.5 x 5.75.

After letting it dry I re-stamped (trying to get it close to the same spot but knowing it would not be perfect) using Versamark embossing ink. I poured Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel on top and cooked it with a heat gun. The result looks and feels similar to vintage wallpaper.

I had already printed my photos (both photos on one canvas in photoshop), rounded the top corners, and trimmed a sheet of white cardstock to give myself a border. I adhered the stamped/embossed piece right below the photos on the left side.

In the spot on the bottom right corner I trimmed a really lovely piece of Pink Paislee pattern paper. On top of that section I added a shipping tag on which I had typed "Your Great-Grandmother Cathy and you, 2010." I wish I knew the date of the photo of my Grandama - I'll probably call my Mom to get that information.

I did a straight stitch on my sewing machine all the way around and then used a zigzag stitch in between the photos and the pattern papers.

Next I used this Thank You Definition (CG268) stamp to put a light text print right on top of the shipping tag. I slipped a piece of scratch paper under the tag and stamped on top (ideally I would have stamped before stitching it to the page but that's the way it goes).

Here's what the tag looked like after stamping:

The love border is handdrawn using a new metallic pen from Faber-Castell. The butterfly is from Jenni Bowlin Studio.

Along the other edge I added three little word stickers from Cosmo Cricket.

Journaling goes around the edge of the white cardstock and says: Amazing to see the similarities here between you and your Great Grandmother Cathy. Especially the smile. Oh that smile. She would have just loved you so much Anna. She was such a cool Grandma for me. I miss her.

SUPPLIES : Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design (CG245), Thank You Definition (CG268); Kraft Cardstock; Versamark embossing ink; Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel; Pink Paislee Sweetest Day Pattern Paper; Jenni Bowlin Vellum Embellished Butterflies With Jewels; Cosmo Cricket Yellow Tiny Type; staple; machine stitching; cream paint; black pen

Up next on the Blog Hop: Jennifer McGuire (she's always got very cool stuff on her blog).

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop.

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  1. bonita says…
    12/11/2010

    Great stamp desing love it!

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  2. Heather V says…
    12/11/2010

    What a great layout! Love the way that you made the bottom left look like wallpaper. I will definetly be trying it.
    hugs,
    heather

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  3. ~amy~ says…
    12/11/2010

    gorgeous....such a neat stamping technique...the result is beautiful...thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  4. Kathy W says…
    12/11/2010

    Beautiful layout page. Love seeing paint used with the stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Cheryl Covington says…
    12/11/2010

    blog hops are so much fun thanks for all your hard work

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  6. Marie Phillips says…
    12/11/2010

    Wow! Such a great shot, and a treasure!! TFS!

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  7. Nancy B says…
    12/11/2010

    Stunning! This layout & photos are just beautiful! Your Grandma & little one share the same wonderful smile. Precious!

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  8. Arlene says…
    12/11/2010

    I loved seeing the photos and the stamping. Beautifully done!

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  9. Melissa J Royster says…
    12/11/2010

    Your daugther looks just like her grandmother. I had to do a double take. WOW. Great layout.

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  10. StephG. says…
    12/11/2010

    Love the technique with the wallpaper stamp! Thank you for sharing it! I enjoyed your layout too!

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  11. Janet L. says…
    12/11/2010

    Ok, that embossing idea is brilliant. I can't wait to try that!

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  12. Debbie D says…
    12/11/2010

    That is a gorgeous layaout... they do look so much alike :)
    Love the tecnique you used for the stamp, I will be trying that soon :)
    Debbie

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  13. Lynn B. says…
    12/11/2010

    Very nice layout. I love the technique.

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  14. Dana Bincer says…
    12/11/2010

    WOW - homemade vintage wallpaper? Seriously. Sigh. It's sooo beautiful. Love it!

    Of course, the entire page is adorable.

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  15. CJ says…
    12/11/2010

    I am so inspired by your daily creativity...and now these new stamps...the definition stamps are going on my list!!!

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  16. caroline says…
    12/11/2010

    a lovely layout. thanks for sharing

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  17. Deepa says…
    12/11/2010

    Such a cute & adorable page. Love it.

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  18. Janice says…
    12/11/2010

    Great layout - I never think to use my stamps on layouts - thanks for opening my eyes to this.

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  19. sandra m. says…
    12/11/2010

    This is so precious! They could be the same baby! love all the techniques you used too. thanks for sharing in the hop.

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  20. Gina says…
    12/11/2010

    What amazing techniques, thank you, I really like them.

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  21. Lynn (toomanycrayons) says…
    12/11/2010

    That cream ink on the kraft made a beautiful background with so much dimension it looks like real fabric. Pretty.

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  22. Donna C says…
    12/11/2010

    Inspiring as always. I just love this layout.

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  23. fran heupel says…
    12/11/2010

    Ali,
    I just love what you did with this stamp. I am going to have to try and use this stamping technique on one of my layouts.
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful and inspiring ideas with us.

    Fran Heupel

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  24. Irene says…
    12/11/2010

    What a beautiful technique with the background stamp. The finished page is lovely! (Wish I had such nice handwriting!)

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  25. Pai says…
    12/11/2010

    beautiful!

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