Hello Everyone, For Day 12. of the coloring challenge I am thrilled be part of the Hero Arts/Concord & 9th Partner Release Hop! If you have just come from the lovely and talented Kristina Werner’s blog, you are in the right spot. If not, please start at the amazingly talented and oh so kind Jennifer McGuire’s blog. This is a blog hop you won’t want to miss; it is full of great tips and lots of eye candy!
Hero Arts is continuing to celebrate 45 magical years making stampers like you and I happy. Most of my first stamps (wood block) are by Hero Arts. These “vintage” stamps still are near and dear to my heart, but I also enjoy my newer Hero Arts cling and clear stamp sets. Concord & 9th also creates versatile stamp sets and I love both companies so it’s pretty cool that they are doing this Partner Hop!
Since 45 years is H.U.G.E. and I credit Hero Arts with saving me during my kids teens years and getting me to this point in my life creatively and leading me to some of my favorite people on this planet …. I had to make a bonus love you card. See that at the bottom of my post.
In my humble opinion, the Concord & 9th turnabout stamp sets are great fun, and are so much easier to use if you own a MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool invented). The MISTI is one of my favorite tools because it saves time and there is very little room for error or mistakes.
Can you believe I haven’t used a turnabout stamp set before! Crazy right! I have to tell you I was intimidated before but, not any more. I found the stamping easy and so fun to watch the pattern take place even with black ink. Since I am in the middle of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge I opted to stamp with black ink so I could watercolor a background. (If you are wondering what the heck the coloring challenge is click here.)
These are the two panels that I stamped on watercolor paper.
Are turnabout stamps new to you? Check out the picture tutorial above, which uses “ink” colors before rotating the stamp: dark teal green, gray, red, and mint green. A quick, easy, and colorful background created in just a few minutes. Concord & 9th has a terrific tutorial for turnabout stamps. It demonstrates how to use any turnabout stamp and jig in the MISTI tool.
In celebration of their 45th birthday I love that these two amazing companies, Hero Arts and Concord & 9th, have combined their talents to create this turnabout clear stamp set (and related products): These stamps are available for purchase today at Hero Arts. The product is officially called PR100 HA + C9 Props Turnabout. It starts shipping next week, so add it to your My Monthly Hero (MMH) box! They will be available online and in your local stamp store on July 10th. Do you like coordinating dies versus fussy cutting by hand? The rounded rectangle infinity die is also available for purchase today.
GIVEWAY! If you would like a chance to win: one stamp set, one jig, and one rounded rectangle infinity die set, please leave a comment by Sunday, June 30th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced next week on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck! Your next stop on the hop is talented Jessica Frost-Ballas.
This stamp set is just the cutest ever and it’s called, “Succulent Animals” and I had to do some real coloring for Hero Arts. Happy Happy BD to Hero Arts and love and gratitude to them. Also lots of love to Concord & 9th for this special partnership.
Thank you so much for hopping by my blog today and I will see some of you tomorrow for Day 13. of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. If you get lost along the way, here is a complete hop list: