Birthday candles

Hi crafters. Before I ever saw a Jennifer McGuire video or ordered stamps online, I found this stamp. I was treasure hunting at the second hand shop and got lucky by finding this Hero Arts Five big candles woodblock rubber stamp. It was probably the first larger rubber stamp I owned.  I often wonder about the person who relinquishes a second hand stamp – did they go into a nursing home or worse?  I rarely see good craft items like this as crafters don’t part willingly with their items very often.  I am sharing this for the Hero Arts’ 45th anniversary as they are having a show and tell about first Hero Arts stamps. I got mine to do birthday cards before I knew much about stamping. I still use it. As the current challenge at A Blog Named Hero is CAS, I made a couple of simple cards with it. The graphic bold lines make it useful for many styles of card. I plan to do paper piecing with it one day as I think it would work well with this stamp. It is a great CAS Stamp.

I’m focusing on the retro card here. I stamped onto retro paper with Versafine onyx black and black heat embossed. I also used a sentiment from the Hero greetings occasions set. I went over the candles and flames with a Zig wink of Stella brush. I matted it on black and rounded all the corners.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Hero Arts show and tell celebration

A Blog Named Hero:

Clean and Simple

Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes