Hero Arts is really doing great work adding more products that we can use with their stamp line. Go to the link in 'big' letters below the graphic and you can see for yourself the new dies that go with their stamps . . . it's so much easier to see what goes with what using this guide rather than flipping back and forth in the catalog. A print-out of this Frame Cuts Guide is also available to be seen at the store.
NEW Frame Cuts!
Did you see the new Frame Cuts line in the 2012 Catalog? Wondering which stamps match which dies? Well wonder no more, check out this handy PDF guide!
Happy stamping (and die cutting)!"
Another card idea from Hero Arts . . .
From Lynell at Dreamweaver Stencils . . .
Thursday's Dream Schemes/Celebrate! A New Year for Dreamweaver
I paste-embossed the three cats stencil (LM266) with Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP). And immediately when I removed the stencil I sprinkled the cat on the left with black glitter being careful to waterfall (or angle) the cardstock away from the other two wet pasted cats. Next I glittered the cat of the far left with a pale gold glitter this time angling the paper away from the middle cat. Then I paste-embossed the "Celebrate" stencil (LS90) using Matte Black Embossing Paste (DMBP) in the middle of the windows. It is a little tricky to paste over the top of something as "bumpy" as this window background, but I used the new paste spreader (LM2010) and that has made a really big difference. The difference being that I can usually paste something with just one sweep across the stencil rather than going over it several times. Remember that every time you stroke across the stencil with a palette knife or spreader you run the risk of the paste squishing under the stencil. Once the "pasted" kitties are dried you can reposition the stencil and overlay the zebra background stencil (LJ815) on top of the gold glittered kitty and stencil with brown pigment ink to get his stripes. The calico cat in the middle was daubed with brown and black pigment ink...leaving just a few patches of white showing through. I even stenciled the inner edges of the black cat with black pigment ink to give him some shadows or depth. Then the window and sill were placed on a piece of dark blue velvet paper for the feeling of a night time celebration."
To round out the new year beginnings, make sure the FIRST Saturday of the new year . . . this Saturday, January 7, is marked on your calendar for Recycled Rubber. If you're still cleaning out your stamps to make room for the new goodies, you can still bring in your items for this month's RR . . . just make sure your RR initials are on each item and your asking price.