Have you seen Kindred Stamps‘ most recent release? ACK, SO much epic stuff in it, I was really excited to get to craft with the new stamps! One of my favorite sets was the Treasure Hunter set. This set features everyone’s favorite super handsome Nazi fighting archeologist professor.

I created two cards for this release, with the help of Hero Arts and Catherine Pooler products. For starters, the December Hero Arts Kit served as a perfect inspiration board. I played with the stencil a lot, though those card attempts didn’t make the cut. I considered using the sand dunes but decided to not compete with my co-designer Joanne at Perky Penny Paper Arts. Fortunately, I had a lot of the add-ons for that month! Specifically the Floral Tile Bold Prints and the Old World Courtyard Fancy Die.

This card is using the Floral Tile Bold Prints as a background, I stamped it onto some Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Versamark Ink and heat embossed clear embossing powder onto it. The heat embossing didn’t really add anything to the project’s final look, but it did make painting the individual sections a touch easier as that heat embossed ridge acted like a guide. This card panel was painted using Catherine Pooler Inks. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these inks, they are incredible and I just LOVE the color range they come in.

I colored my character using Copic markers and cut him out using my Scan-n-Cut. Then I traced an outline border panel out, trying to stay equidistant from all sides. This was embossed with gold embossing powder. I also die cut a white panel of cardstock using the smallest die from the Lavish Layers die set by Our Daily Bread Designs. Onto this, my sentiment was stamped.

These layers were all trimmed down and layered and thus my card was made!

My second card started out knowing that I was going to want a sunset painted on the background, so I Googled “sunsets” and found one that I knew I could replicate.

The Catherine Pooler line of inks were a PERFECT match for this! Next, I die cut the Old World Fancy Courtyard Die using Deco Foil PeelinStick Toner Sheets I received from the Brutus Monroe Anniversary Party. I heat embossed the Deco Foil Copper Transfer Sheets using my very inexpensive Scotch brand laminator.

My character was colored with Copic Markers and cut out using my Scan-n-cut, and I carefully cut out the inside of his lasso with my craft knife. The sentiment was stamped and embossed onto a small slip of paper using Brutus Monroe‘s Penny Embossing Powder. Their embossing powder is seriously the best!

These cards were SO  much fun to make! I just loved coloring the characters and going through my stash of stamps and dies to get creative!

If you create something using this stamp, make sure you use the hashtags #kindredstamps and #kindredstampfan club!

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