Monday, September 23, 2013

Colors of Autumn

Hello Everyone!  It's Michelle here today. I was trying to decide what I wanted to share this month and then it hit me...Hero Inks. I just picked up the two newest members of the Hero Hues family so I thought I would share some cards made with Just Rust and Pumpkin Pie.  If you have not picked these 2 colors up I urge you too.  ASAP. I do know that Simon Says Stamp just got them restocked. They are just AMAZING colors. All the Hero colors are AMAZING and I find myself shocked when I hear that someone hasn't tried them yet.  I use them on just about every single project I make.

I started by making this card:

I have these very old stamps from Hero Arts. It's one of the first sets I bought years and years ago. I took them off the wood block a long time ago and made them into cling stamps  (There were 3 leaves and one acorn on the wood mounted stamp. I don't remember the name of it. I am sorry.)

I started with the Maple leaf and from top to bottom I inked Pumpkin Pie, Butter Bar, Soft Apricot, Just Rust and Red Royal.  I know it's a lot of colors for one little stamp but they came out so pretty.  I inked them all similarly, cut them out and then stamped the acorns in Latte Chalk ink and Cup O' Joe mid-tone ink.  The wreath of leaves is inked in the Forever Green mid-tone.

The inks blend beautifully and this next card shows that.

 This card uses Butter Bar (mid-tone ink), Soft Apricot (shadow ink) and Just Rust. I applied it with a Foam tool the same way you would apply Distress inks. It worked beautifully. I also stamped over it with Versamark and used some Inference Green Perfect Pearls on it.  I am in the midst of getting my Boo Baskets ready to Boo my neighbors and I thought these tags would be so fun to add to them.  The sentiment on this card come from Darcie.

Lastly, I have a very simple card that uses Hero Hues but in a different way. I used a Hero Hues Note card in Mandarin and then I inked up the tweed background stamp in Just Rust. I die cut the ghost tag using a Hero Arts digital shape, available in the Silhouette store.

I really love the way the Just Rust compliments the Mandarin note card. It's the perfect marriage. I put some Vellum behind my ghost, added a sentiment, some stickers to spell Boo and a bow.  This one will go into a Boo basket too.

I hope you got a better look at these magnificent colors.  They are just superb in every way.

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 Have a Fabulous day!!

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