Hey hello and happy Thursday! It’s Lisa here with another look at some of the NEW stamps that will be released in the Hero Arts online shop on Monday. These are the stamps that debuted at CHA in January and they’ve already been shipping to local stores. Hero Arts allows time for local stores to get them in stock before we put them in our online shop since local stores fulfill orders — how cool is that? We think it’s pretty awesome!
So have you seen the new Lego Movie yet? I saw it over the weekend with my husband Jason — we are huge Lego fans in this house! In fact, I stole one of his minifigs from when he was a kid to make these cupcake toppers — actually got the idea for this while watching the movie!
Find out how to make this project— click for complete supplies and instructions.
I started out by heat embossing the new Constellation Star stamp a bunch of times on regular white cardstock. Then I tapped some daubers out on a craft sheet to make a palette and began watercoloring each triangle a different color like so:
While it looks pretty cool (if I say so myself) I was thinking it would take forever if I needed to make a bunch of toppers!
I wanted a way to make it go faster. So I grabbed my daubers and swiped them over the stamp, then gave them a single mist with Perfect Pearls in water. Just a single mist so that the colors wouldn’t get too washed out and the paper wouldn’t warp. First I tried Neon Sunshine, Neon Pink, and Neon Yellow and I liked!
Love how the mist made the colors blend together and cleared off the color from the embossing in one swoop! Woo!
Then I wanted to make some blue stars, so I grabbed Neon Blue and Tide Pool and did the same thing.
I cut them out, trimming off the stars and circles on the points of the star, then used toothpicks and a bit of washi tape to make each topper.
I made more toppers by stamping the Birthday Constellation in Neon Pink, Neon Red, and Navy on white cardstock, cutting them out, and adding some gems, and that was that. So easy yet so fun!
By the way, notice that confetti in the post? Well, Tami, Sally and I all had some confetti in our posts this week! We didn’t plan it — just on the same wavelength. So I guess it’s unofficially Confetti Week here at Hero Arts. Too funny!
Before I go, here’s good old Benny who stole the show at the Lego movie and inspired it all
Thanks for the inspiration, Benny! (By the way, if you’re looking for more starry inspiration, check out my pinterest board.)
Hope everything is awesome in your day! (If you saw the movie, bet the theme song is going through your head now. You’re welcome.)