Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's been a while

since I've posted any cards. My Hubby and I returned home two weeks ago from our vacation and I am finally able to start making cards for a few card challenges. It was fun to visit different places but at the same time it was also nice to get home and return to a normal routine. anyway, on to my cards.

This card was inspired by Jill foster. I admire her work and love her style. I used the Hero Arts stamp "Antique Background" CG120. I stamped the image with Hero Arts Latte chalk ink. Then I colored the buttyerfly and dragonfly with Prisma color pencils and used distress inks around the images (Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut Stain) The paper that I used is stampin Up paper that has be discontinued (can't remember the name of the colors) The edges were distressed with a distressing tool and distressing inks. When I was happy with the look of my image I mounted it on the base card. For this next card I used Hero Arts Froggy CL323 and Classic Messages CL414. I wanted the sentiment to say "Hoppy Birthday", but I didn't have a stamp that said "Hoppy", so I masked off the "A" on the stamp and replaced it with an "O". I thought that this would be a good card for a child's birthday. The die cut that I used for the sentiment is from Memory Box. The background was made with a few baby wipes and distress reinkers. I folded two baby wipes and then added drops of Broken China, Shabby Shutters, and Scattered Straw ink along the top of the folded wipes and ran the inked wipes horizontally and vertically along glossy cardstock. These two cards will be entered into the Hero Arts Flickr challange for this month. It was fun making these cards and I am looking forward to making more cards on a regular basis. Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day and God bless.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays (CFC17)

I haven't participated in the CAS-ual Friday's challenges for over a month due to being away on vacation. This card is for CAS-ual Friday #17. The directions said to use stickers or rub ons. I didn't have any stickers so I used a playful butterfly rub on from Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg, Inc and the title of the rub ons is: Butterfly Kids glitter #GAR1726G. The die that I used is called "frame" and is from Quickutz (C-0163-S-REV) I embossed the blue paper with the Swiss Dots (37-1604) embossing folder by Provo Craft. The embossing doesn't show up very well on camera. The hello sentiment comes from the Mini Marks Hildi collection from American Crafts.

This card was fun and easy to make. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.