Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wintery Thank You Card

Hello Everyone,

This is a quick post and I am entering this card in the Hero Arts Flickr Group challenge. I wanted to post one more card before I leave for our Christmas holiday. I wanted this thank you card to have a winter theme. I used glossy accents on the base of the globe and also on the snow man’s jacket, scarf, mittens, and brim on his hat. I the shine is hard to see on camera. I used a white pop corn pen to make the snow. For information on the pen, please check here. I embossed the snow flakes with white embossing powder and then distressed the background with broken china and tumbled glass distressing inks. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder on clear vellum.

Stamps used are Hero Arts: Snow Globe CG235, Four Snow Flakes (set of 4) CG210, Essential Messages CL371.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birthday and Thank You Cards

Hello Everyone,

I really haven’t had a lot of time this week to make many cards and that makes me sad. I have been trying to get organized for our upcoming trip to Ohio next week for our Family Christmas Holiday. Between buying gifts, wrapping them, having car problems, refrigerator problems and a vacuum cleaning that died is enough for everything for me to end up being very overwhelming. I am finally able to upload these cards that I made on Sunday of this week.

The Meadow Flowers card was made with the following stamps: Stamps used are Hero Arts: Silhouette Meadow Flowers K5340, Essential Messages CL371. The background paper is from Basic Grey and is called Porcelain. I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique for painting the silhouette image with distress inks and white liquid pearls. To see how she did this technique, please check here.
My next card, Swirl Birthday, was made with the following stamps: Stamps used are Hero Arts: Swirl Frame K5355, Essential Messages CL371. I used the technique of stamping with versa mark ink and clear embossing powder. To see the technique by Kelly Rasmussen, please check here.

I am not sure if I will be posting anything on my blog between now and Christmas. So, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and have a great day.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dove of Peace

Hello Everyone,

I am not feeling well today so I will make this post short. I wanted to do something different, so I made my card into a pocket card that holds a bookmark. The Hero Arts Stamps that were used are: Holiday Sayings CL343, Celebrate the Season AR158, and Magical Background CG211. I made this card for the December2010A Hero Arts Flickr group challenge and I am also giving it to my friend. I used Jennifer McGuire's technique for her Pearl Snowflake card from the Holiday Thinking Inking class that she taught during week 7 over at two peas in a bucket. To see how she did this technique, please go here. I used green patina, forever violet, and pewter perfect pearls for my background colors. The shine from the perfect pearls does not show up very well on camera as well as it does in real life.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and have a great day.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thank you for your kindness

Hello Everyone,

The stamps that I used for this card are Hero Arts: Floral Brocade CG187 and the sentiment are from Feather Grass CL282. I have entered it in the Hero Arts December2010A challenge. I embossed the Floral Brocade stamp with versa mark ink and white embossing powder. Then I used bundled sage distress ink to color in the image with the inking tool and I used dried marigold distressed ink to color the flowers. I stamped this image and colored it three times before I was satisfied with how it turned out. But, I let the brocade panel sit on my desk for a night before I actually used it on this card. I almost tossed it in the trash. I am pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and have a great day.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hero Arts is having a Blog Hop!!!

On Friday, December 10, 2010 Hero Arts is having a blog hop and they will be showing off their new products in their new 2011 caralog. This will be losts of fun! For details about the hop, please clicke here.

Joy Card

Hello Everyone,

I haven’t had much of a chance to make any cards since I returned home from my vacation. I spent most of last week and this week trying to get ready for Christmas.
I have all the Christmas gifts bought and wrapped. Now all I have to do is finish my Christmas cards for mailing.

I made this card for the Hero Arts challenge and I wanted it to have a little sparkle. (The card has more shine in real life.) Shari Carroll’s card that can be found here (using this technique) inspired me to create this card. The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Stunning Snowflakes S5069 and Snowflake Circle CG100.

I stamped the Stunning Snowflakes background on white cardstock using versa mark clear ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I took Stormy Sky ink and distressed the background. Then I took glossy accents and went over the snowflakes with it so that the snowflakes would shine. I stamped the circle with clear embossing ink and powder onto baby blue paper. I panted the letters with a dark blue acrylic paint and after it dried, I went over the letters with glossy accents. I added blue gems for a finishing touch.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Spotlighting Card

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family and I were able to spend Thanksgiving together this year and it was so good to see everyone. My husband and I flew out to Oregon on November 19, 2010 and spent 10 days with family. The time went by too fast and before we knew it, it was time to return home. During the time we were away I did not have the chance to make any cards and I missed commenting on everyone’s cards. I finally got the chance last evening to make a card and I will be entering it in the Hero Arts Flickr December2010A challenge.

I Used Hero Arts stamps: Delicate Blossoms CL449 and the sentiment is from the Clear Design "T" set CL020. I have wanted to make a card using the spotlighting technique for a long time and I have finally gotten to do so. I stamped the main image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then I stamped the part of the stamp that I wanted highlighted and I colored only the portion of the flower with Garnet red (R39) Copic marker. The colored portion of the flower was punched out and I glued it to a larger mat circle and lined it up with the uncolored flower. The rest of the card fell into place and I used the colors for the color theme of the challenge. My card base is Kraft paper, the flower image is stamped on white paper, the circle mat and mat for the main image is green and there is a small amount of slate blue on the background paper. This technique is fun and easy to do and I enjoyed making this card. There is a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers for this technique.

It is good to be making cards again and I really missed it while I was away.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and have a great evening.