Friday, October 22, 2010

Hero Arts and Glue Arts projects!

I am such a fan of acrylic stamps, and the ones that I got from Hero Arts were awesome.  The images were perfect every time and they're so versatile.

First I made this layout.  I am a project and layout kind of girl, they're my favorites!  The picture is of a friend's daughter.  I needed a girly subject for these stamps :)  It's so easy to take a gorgeous, big stamp like this and make your own background paper with a little kraft cardstock.  It's my first time machine sewing on a layout so I hope you like that too!

Love layout

Supplies Needed:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro

Glue Arts U-cut It foam adhesive

Glue Arts Raisen's

Glue Arts Adhesive Squares

Glue Arts Micro adhesive squares

Glue Arts Extreme adhesive squares

Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamps

5x7 photo

Kraft cardstock

Assorted embellishments and stickers

Sewing machine with white thread

Edge distresser

Purple and green watercolor pencils

2 patterned papers

Edge punch

Fine tip scissors

Black ink pad


1. Stamp the larger flower image along the bottom of the card stock in black ink. Vary the height of each stamp. Color the images with the colored pencils.

2. On a scrap piece of cardstock, stamp the smaller flower stamp five times in black ink. Color the images and cut out with the fine tip scissors.

3. Attach the cut out images to the background paper with U-Cut It adhesive. Vary the heights of the attached images and trim any excess off the bottom of the page.

4. Sew along the top and sides of the layout with the sewing machine and use different stitches.

5. Attach an inked piece of paper that is 7 3/4" by 4" to the right side of the layout with the Glue Glider Pro.

6. Trim another piece of accent paper to 5.5"x7.5" and use the edge punch along two sides. Ink and attach over the first piece of paper with the glue Glider Pro.

7. Distress the edges of the picture and attach of the other two pieces of paper with Raisen's.

8. Cluster the embellishments on the left side of the page. Lay the word stickers down first and fill in around them with the other embellishments. Layer flowers and attach with the Adhesive Squares. Attach heavier items with the Extreme Adhesive Squares. File the edges of items with a shiny finish before inking. Choose some items to attach with the U-Cut It foam to add dimension.

9. Ink around the edge of the background paper with black ink.
You know how I said that I'm a layout and project kind of girl?  Cards are just not my forte.  I don't know what it is about them but I'm very rarely happy with a card when I finish it.  I was okay with this one.  I really loved this pad of paper from Cosmo Cricket when I got it and I knew it was going to be perfect for cards.
Simple Hi card

Supplies needed:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro

Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive

Glue Arts U-Cut It foam adhesive

Glue Arts Adhesive Squares

Hero Arts Bold Blossoms stamp set

Hero Arts Big Hugs stamp set

Card blank

paper scraps

Brown distress ink and sponge

Black ink

Cream ribbon

Paper trimmer


Edge punch

1. Cut a piece of paper to fit the front of the card blank and ink and sponge the edges. Attach to card front with Glue Glider Pro.

2. Cut a strip of paper to 1.5" wide and ink and sponge. attach to front of card with Glue Glider Pro.

3. Cut a strip of paper to 1.5" wide and use the edge punch along both sides. Ink and sponge and attach to card with Glue Arts Ribbon adhesive.

4. Cut two pieces of cream ribbon and tie in a knot. Attach to card with Glue Arts ribbon adhesive and trim all ends.

5. Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of paper in black ink. Ink and sponge in brown ink.

6. Stamp two sizes of flowers onto paper with distress ink and cut out. Attach in a cluster using Glue Arts Adhesive Squares.

7. Attach sentiment over flower cluster using Glue Arts U-Cut It foam adhesive.

Using the distress ink to stamp the flowers on the patterned paper made it easier to actually see the paper through such a solid stamp.
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