ETA 5/5/19: I was thrilled to be chosen as a Top Pick at the Retro Rubber Challenge!
Hello and hope everyone is having a good start to their week. It is sunny here, but it was nearly freezing overnight!
Some of you may have seen that Hero Arts is celebrating 45 years in the stamping business! If you are like me, your very first stamps were theirs! They recently asked people to share on Instagram photos of their oldest stamps. This cat one is one of the ones I shared. It is marked 1985 (although I think I remember getting maybe in 1988). Anyhow, I then perused their new catalog and saw that this stamp is one that is being re-released in clear form!!! (See page 32 of their catalog.)
So, I had to get this stamp off the shelf and make a card. I colored it with alcohol markers, then die cut it and sponged blue ink within the die. I used a sketch from MojoMonday and a paper pad I just picked up the other day. I did sponge the blue print with blue ink around the edges. I didn't want to mat those pieces, so the sponging did the finishing without an extra layer.
I paired it with a couple sentiments from other Hero Arts sets. The inside has the second generation stamping in light pink.
Supplies: Hero Arts Cats on Pillow 1985, CL582 and CL342 clear sentiment sets, Memento and Versafine Black inks, Gina K Innocent Pink ink, Tumbled Glass distress ink, Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 paper pad.
Thanks so much for visiting today!!! What is your oldest stamp?