I am truly ashamed of how many stamps I buy that rarely, or in some cases, never, get to see the light of day. Something new always comes along and I end up putting older stamps away and forget about them.
So it was a pleasure to stumble across some old Hero Arts stamps that I love and had been hiding away for several years in an old box. This particular one is from a set of 4 word wooden block stamps from the 2007 Hero Arts catalogue called "Fancy Script Messages". I think the text is stunning...if you want to see the set of stamps I have found a link here.
First I stamped a frame from Papertrey's Mat Stack 2 collection in peach. Then I used my Tombow pens (another under-used craft item) to colour the "G" in burgandy and the rest of the word in black.
A few gems and ribbon, and voila, job done.
I'm really happy that I managed to mix the old with the new and must make more of an effort to continue to do so.
I'm off to enjoy the gorgeous weather we have here...I can feel my craft room getting hotter by the minute, so I will probably take a cold glass of something nice into the garden and chill out for the rest of the day!