Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lots of Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

I have made 6 cards in the past three days and did not have the chance to post them. I didn't want to post all 6 cards because I felt that was too much to do at one time, so I will post the other three tomorrow night. These cards are inspirations from two people.

The Hydrangea Card and Single Flower Card are inspirations from Sue McRae known as Stampin Sue on the Hero Arts Flickr group. Sue made a video about alcohol inks and demonstrated how to use them. To see her video, please check here. Thanks Sue for making this video and inspiring me to experiment with these inks. It was fun and I enjoyed making new colors and getting my fingers inky.

Hydrangea Card

The hydrangea was stamped and white embossed onto a piece of vellum that I colored with alcohol inks: stream, denim, and eggplant. Then I put my image on a white panel and white embossed the sentiment and added a ribbon. This was lots of fun and the time went by quickly while I was playing. The Stamps used are Hero Arts: Birthday Messages CL139 and Hydrangea K5376.

Single flower Card

The layered flower is stamped on vellum that I colored with alcohol inks, but I can't remember the colors that I used. I distressed the background paper with shabby shutters, tumble glass, walnut stain, and peeled paint. Then I stamped the old letter writing stamp onto the paper and then the envelope pattern stamp was stamped on top of that. I hope that this counts as being a layered card. The Stamps used are Hero Arts: Layered Flowers CL496, Old Letter Writing S4878, and Envelope Pattern S5507.

Birthday Wishes

This card was a card that I CASED from a card that Elizabeth Allen made (To see her card, please check here). I used her same design, but changed it a little. I used the same basic design, but used Hero Arts stamps and changed the top panel and added leaves to my flower. I sprayed the flowers with perfect pearls to give them a shine, but the flowers look a little splotchy. I don't know if I shook the perfect pearls with the water enough or if I didn't spray enough of the mixture on the flowers or if they are suppose to look that way. The stamps used here are Hero Arts: Birthday Messages CL139, Layered Flowers CL496, Envelope Pattern S5507, and Designer Woodgrain S5208.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.


Barb said...

Six cards. . .you've been having fun! Love these three! That second one with the beautiful colors is stunning, Sue! Nicely done! I'm looking forward to seeing the other three!

Sue said...

Gosh Sue you are very prolific in your card making, put me to shame at the moment.
These cards are stunning, I also like the second one same as Barb.
I am hoping to give this a go as well sometime.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sue - I am honored that my card was an inspiration to you. Thank you for the mention. Your single flower on vellum is stunning.

Sue McRae said...

I'm just thrilled that you were inspired by my video! I can see you had fun playing and that's what it's all about! Your cards turned out fabulous Sue! I wrote down your colour combo on the hydrangea and am going to give it a try, love the mottled effect on this.

Brenda said...

Wow! That is a lot of cards! I just love what you were able to achieve with the alcohol inks on vellum, so, so beautiful! That Hydrangea on that background, wow! And the single flower, another wow! And I just love your last card with the shimmery flower! I am loving what you are doing Sue! Oh yes, and the background you created on the Single Flower card with all that layeringis superb!