Friday, October 5, 2012

A Blog Named Hero!

I'm thrilled to be Guesting for a Blog Named Hero this month! Today I have a fun card that I created - I hope it will show you how to get more out of your stamps and basic supplies you have on hand!

I decided to stamp directly onto buttons.  Not all inks work really well - Staz On probably works the best.  But if you don't have any Staz On, you can even stamp with Hero Arts Chalk Ink! I just recommend either using a heat gun to dry it or to gently brush over it with a sealer.  I have a Ranger sealer that I use and it works pretty well.  Here is a quick shot of the supplies I grabbed before I started my card:

Even though I ended up not using the black Staz On or the red buttons, I did stamp on them anyway and I'm keeping them for a future project!

So, when you're ready, just ink up you stamp and go! Don't be afraid to stamp onto those buttons, even though they aren't really flat surfaces.  I think the imperfections make them more fun.

I love stamping on buttons because then I feel like I can leave them as-is and I don't have to thread through any twine! :-)

See how they aren't perfectly perfect? I think that's perfectly OK! It gives them more character, right????

To actually create the card (and not just the fun, custom embellishments), I die cut two clouds and stamped on them, using the Stamp & Cut set (DI024).  I adhered them both with pop dots, making sure the cloud on the top layer had a double set of pop dots so it laid on the card base correctly.

I used the sentiment and sun from a fun, summer set (CL439) and I added some fun chevron washi tape to the card, too! I also added some light tea-colored ink to the edges and to the sun, just to take away some of the white on the card - it was sooo much white, it was actually taking away from the rest of the fun things on the card!

Thanks for stopping by today and I'd love to hear your comments!


  1. This is a super card. Those buttons are so adorable and the clouds are so fun! Thanks for the stamping tip! I've tried stamping on buttons, but ended up with a smudged mess. Next time I'll try heating and sealing...thanks!

  2. This is a fun technique -- and a great color scheme on the card.

  3. Love this fun technique and the adorable card! I'm going to have to give it a try myself.


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