Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Inspirational Cards

This week has been a fun and inspiring one for me. I made a total of 10 cards and that is over my average of 4 or 5 cards. Being inspired by someone really helps me to get my mojo going. These three cards are the last of my six inspirational cards and I plan on entering them in the Hero Arts challenge.

Bird Garden Birthday

I used my Hero Arts envelope template to create the panel on this card. Sheri Carroll showed a video on the Hero Arts blog last week showing how she used this template to create a border for the card she was making. I was inspired to use my envelope template to make the panel on my card. The Stamps used are Hero Arts: Birthday Sayings CL340, Bird Garden H5396, and Scattered Dots CG267.
Birthday Birds and Balloons
I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and then stamped the birds and balloons on another piece of kraft paper and colored them with Copic markers. The images were adhered to the stamped images on the card. This was a simple card and I had fun stamping and putting this card together. This card was an inspiration from Tami Mayberry. To see her card, please check here. The Stamps used are Hero Arts: Balloon C4982, Decorative Bird IV -- B4752, Decorative Bird I -- B4749, and Birthday Messages CL139.

Bird Collage
I distressed the paper with antique linen and stamped the music background over the distressed paper using the antique linen distress ink. The leaf, flourish, flower and sentiment were stamped in frayed burlap. The Birds were embossed with black distress ink and colored with tumbled glass. The stamps used are Hero Arts: Music background CG222, Water Color Petals CL431, Earth Flowers CL428,Thoughtful Messages CL184, and Two Birds (3 images) CG152.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and God bless.


Virginia L. said...

Beautiful display of your gorgeous cards, Sue! The first two are simply delightful and charming! LOVE the blue birds! That card says SPRING!! Absolutely sweet!

susanne said...

Beautiful cards Sue! I love your designs and I'm such a bird lover! Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless you too! :)

Barb said...

Sue, three more beauties! I love the spotlighting on the first one and those colors are so pretty! The birds holding the balloons are very sweet and your blue birds look lovely on your collage card! So glad you've had a crafty week!

Sue said...

Well done Sue for a very successful week in your card making. So happy to know that you enjoyed every moment as well, because that is what it is all about.

Nancy said...

Looks like you have had a very creative week, Sue. I love all your cards, and especially the birds with the baloons. So simple and elegant!