Monday, August 30, 2010

Yellow Flowers

Hi Everyone!!

Just thought that I would post this quick card that I made. I used Stampin Up Bashful Blue cardstock for the base of this card. The card mat is American Crafts "amplified" and the stripes are dry embossed (The paper was already embossed when I purchased it.) Then I punched one edge with my scalloped punch. The flowers and leaves are colored with copic markers (Y15 Cadmium yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow, G24 Willow and G21 Lime Green--center of flowers are colored with E13 Light Suntan and E17 Reddish Brass.) I paper pieced the flower centers and after I assembled the card I applied Glossy Accents to the flower centers. The paper that I stamped the flowers on is Solar White Paper that I ordered from the Ellen Hutson Web Site. The Stamps used are Hero Arts: Artistic Borders CL322 and Big and Small flowers CL374. The leaves are from the Artistic Borders set.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Sew What's New

I made this Greeting card set for my friend's birthday. My friend loves to sew and I thought that I would make her some cards using my Hero Arts Sewing stamps. My goal was to enter this in the Hero Arts Challenge that ended on August 26, 2010, but I did not have the chance to enter because I did not finish on time. (I kept getting one interruption after another.) That's OK, I figure that I can't always get things done when I want to and that sometimes things don't always happen the way you want them to. The cards were easy to make, but my problem is that i always seem to have difficulties with the clean and simple cards and I have a hard time making up my mind on the type and color paper to use. I spent too much time deciding on the paper and color and ended up changing my mind several times.

This set is an inspiration from Jennifer McGuire. I truly love her work and her creativity is awesome. To see the card and video that these cards are modeled after, please go here.

Stationery Box: Stamps used are Hero Arts; Sew Artsy CL446 and Stitch N Time CG183.

This stationery set has 12 cards (only 6 are shown here). The stamps used for the cards are Hero Arts. Sew Artsy CL446, Simple handmade 4x6 CL429, Kiss From the Sun CL439 (dress), Write Your Own CG113, and Grid Pattern S5216.

I did have lots of fun working on this and I am please with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by and comments are always appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Flower Blossoms

This is my second card for the second half of the Hero Arts challenge. Made this card last evening and had lots of fun putting it together. The only hard part, was choosing the color of the paper. Deciding on the design and colors are always difficult for me. The stamps are all Hero Arts Flower Blossom CL223, Dots & Flowers S5213, and Sentiment from the Hello Birdie set CL177.

For this card, I stamped my image onto a light colored cardstock with black memento ink. I colored in the image with copic markers. After coloring with copic markers, I went over the image with a white crayon. Then I cut out the image using one of the curved rectangles by Spellbinders Nestabilities. To make the border around the image, I kept the rectangle die on the cardstock and went over the cardstock with Broken China Ink with a destressing tool. When the rectangle die was removed a white border was left. The crayon on the flowers resisted the broken china ink that I applied to the background. In order for the different size die cuts to fit, I made the base card 4 1/4" x 6 1/4".

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flowers: Just Saying Hello

It has been a while since I posted anything on my blog. Three weeks ago, my husband and I took our summer vacation. We went to Williamsburg, VA; Jamestown, VA, Washington, DC; Gettysburg, PA and then to Mt. Vernon, Ohio to visit our two girls and grandchildren. We truly enjoyed our vacation and spending time with family, but it was nice to get home and into a normal routine.

I didn't think that I would have any time to enter any cards in the Hero Arts current challenge, but I managed to set some time aside last night and came up with this card. (I was thinking of just sitting out on this challenge, but I am glad that I didn't.) So, here is the card that I came up with:

Watching Kristina Werner Finally Friday video this past Friday inspired me to make this card. To see her card go here. I wanted to make something that was quick and simple and also have something that would say that I am glad to be back in the stamping world and that I am saying hello to all my fellow stampers. The stamps that I used are Hero Arts Truly Appreciated CL380 and Flower Wallpaper CG123. I hope that the "Just Saying Hello" sentiment qualifies for the theme of keeping in touch.

Thanks for dropping by and I do appreciate all the comments. Take care and have a wonderful Sunday.