Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Card and A Gift Bag

Hello Everyone!!

Today, I have two things that I am entering into the Hero Arts Challenge. I have wanted to make a mosaic type card for a long time and I finally got around to doing so. There is a tutorial here. I did not follow the directions in the tutorial exactly but, I basically used the tutorial as a guide. I stamped the image on heavy white cardstock in black StazOn ink and then painted the flowers with twinkling H2O’s. Then I sponged the background in fall colors with twinkling H2O’s. This was a easy card to make but, the tricky part was keeping the tiles in order after I cut them. I first cut all the strips and kept them in order by numbering the rows as I cut. Each row was cut into four parts and for example, row 1 was numbered from left to right with the first tile being 1a, second tile 1b, third tile 1c and the 4th tile 1d. Row 2 – 9 was done in the same way. When it came time to glue the pieces down I knew where they belonged. The most time consuming part was cutting the tiles and gluing each tile down separately. I used only one stamp on this project and it is a Hero Arts Stamp: Three Sunflowers S5420. I had lots of fun making this card and the time went by very quickly.

Another name for a mosaic card is a Brick Wall card.

My Second item that I made is a bag made from one sheet of Kraft cardstock. This was an inspiration from Lucy Abram. See the directions to her bag here. I downloaded the bag template from Hero Arts and then I copied it out on Kraft Cardstock and cut it out and scored it. Then I stamped my image on it and colored the stamped images with markers. I tried to use Copic markers, but the colors are too muted on Kraft cardstock so I decided that regular markers worked better on this type of paper. This was another fun project and I was totally absorbed in this project. The stamps that I used are Hero Arts Scallop borders CL288 and So Thankful CL466.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day and God Bless.


Virginia L. said...

Both are so beautiful, Sue! GReat effect with the mosaic effect for the sunflower and the gift bag is lovely! Love the Scallop Borders for the gift bag!

Barb said...

Sue, that card is amazing! The "tiles" have such a gorgeous effect, and your sponged background is so pretty! I love the bag too! So fun to use the border stamp! Fabulous job on both!

Anne said...

Sue I just love your fun mosaic card- looks fabulous with the pretty sunflowers- that bag is really cute as well- will have to chech the directions on that one!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

The mosaic card is GORGEOUS! Wow! The gift bag is super too!