Friday, October 15, 2010

Snowman and Ornament Cards

Hello Everyone,

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Here are the last of my cards that I have posted in the Hero Arts Flickr group pool for the first part of this months challenge at the Hero Arts flickr group challenge (October2010A).

The cards were inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s Holiday Thinking Inking Class that is being held over at two peas. The snowman card uses the Block Inking Technique and the ornament card uses the color bleeding technique. These two techniques can be found here.

After I made the snowman background, I stamped a few snowflakes in random places (on the background) and then stamped in the sentiment in black ink. The snowman is a quickutz die and I colored the scarf with barn door distress ink and the hat was colored with black distress ink and I place black pearls for the buttons and the eyes

For the ornament card, I stamped it on watercolor paper with chipped sapphire distress ink and sprayed a small amount of water mixed with perfect pearls so that the ink would bleed. (I used a heat gun to dry the paper.)
Stamps used are Hero Arts:

Snowman Card
Jolly Christmas CL232
Warm Wishes CL243

Ornament Card
Magic of Christmas CL462
Starry Sky S5448

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day and God bless.


Heather Maria said...

Your snowman card is adorable, Sue! Fantastic bg and that snowman is so cute! The ornament card is absolutely gorgeous! Again fantastic bg and I love the colours and sheer ribbon!

Barb said...

Wonderful snowman card, Sue! Love your background with the pretty snowflakes! The ornament card is beautiful too! Nicely done!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME job you did, Sue! I really like the snowmand BG and the 2nd card's design is also very lovely!!

Lin said...

Love them, Sue, especially the first one! You've inspired me to go try this again! LOVE what you did!

Nat said...

hi Sue :) love both of these designs they are perfect for the holidays!! Seeing this stary night background makes me want to run out and buy the stamp!! Its so beautiful :) Hugs to you :)