I decided to dig out my Ranger alcohol inks and some glossy paper for this one - a technique that I don't play with nearly as often as I should, because the results are always stunning! The background stamp is embossed in black. I embossed the tower itself a second time, cut it out and popped it up.
I definitely see this background being combined with bike stamps in my future. I know this will be a big shock to some of you, but I happen to kinda enjoy bike races and le Tour de France. No, really!! ;-)
So being the good Hero Arts fanatic that I am, I headed over to Archivers on Saturday, so I could look at all the new goodies in person. I had already poured over the catalog oodles of times, but something about seeing them in person - perhaps fondling them just a little - is so much more fun.
The display of Clings nearly made me faint, I loved it so much...
And the woodblocks, oh the glorious woodblocks!!
I really love this one, hee hee. It's a real, functioning QR code!
As I was at the counter paying, I saw another woman come in, dragging her hubby with her. She had such a grin on her face as the clerk handed her a new catalog and she excitedly started thumbing through it. Her hubby didn't look nearly as excited, haha! But she saw me and we gave each other knowing smiles. WE knew what an exciting day it was!!
I tried to get a self-portrait of me with the stamps, but they all turned out horrid (think: way too many chins!). I guess I should have just asked someone to take one for me, but I felt silly. Not sure why, it's perfectly NORMAL to take your photo with stamps!!! At least in my world it is, hee hee! So instead I'll share this one of a happy girl in her car right after, still feeling the glow of all the fabulous new rubber. Sigh.
In case you missed it this weekend, Hero Arts shared a fantastic blog hop on Friday - so much inspiration, with lots of the new stamps in action, you don't want to miss it. AND - if you make it out to visit the new stamps, take your own photos. You could WIN LOTS OF STUFF!!
Thanks for stopping by,
- Stamps: CG417 Newspaper Eiffel Tower from Hero Arts
- Paper: Glossy cardstock, Hero Arts Aubergine
- Ink: Versamark, Memento Sweet Plum, Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks (Eggplant, Stream, Meadow)
- Other: Blending tool, Maya Road trim, Hero Arts pearls, black embossing powder, black Glaze pen (on Amour), Fiskars tag punch, May Arts satin ribbon