Sunday, December 18, 2011

These are two cards for the Hero Arts Sketch Challenge

I made this first card for my husband's birthday that he celebrated today. His gift to me was going to his restaurant of his choice and I would buy him dinner. So, we had a early dinner and he choose to go to Longhorn Steak House.
The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Wild flower Garden CG170 and Birthday Sayings CL340. I followed the third sketch for the Hero Arts current challenge for this month.This second card was made for my sister and her husband. They recently bought a new house and I thought that this would be perfect for the first sketch in the challenge.

The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Whimsical House CL484. For the sentiment I used the font MV Boli. This is a short post tonight as I have so many things that must be done before my kids get here for the holidays. I haven't posted much lately but I am grateful that I had this small amount of time to do so this evening,

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Hope that every one has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year. God bless.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift Cards and Envelopes

It has been a very long time since I posted anything on my blog. I have been very busy with trying to get everything ready for Christmas and I also needed a break. The break has done me good and I feel like making cards once more.
This year we are staying home and our kids and their families are coming home this year. It makes me very happy that we will be celebrating Christmas at our house and with our family.
One part of the challenge on the Hero Arts blog is making card sets. This set of cards will be entered in the Hero Arts current monthly challenge (December2011A) This is the perfect time for this because this set of cards will be going to my friend for Christmas.
I stamped each white circle with one sentiment per card and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I took distress ink and distress the circle and then stamped over each individual circle with the stamp. (See list of stamps that were used.) The card base for each card measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". The card measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 when folded in half.
The circle was cut from a Quickutz Nesting Circle (CC SHAPE 14024) and the outer circle is from Nestabilities Lacey Circles.

The envelopes are made from a 4 3/4 x 6 1/2" envelope. I sealed the envelope and turned it on its side and cut off 1 1/2" of the envelope. I cut out a 2" x 3 3/4" piece of pattern paper and scored it a half inch along the short side and then attached it to the back of the envelope that measures 4 1/2" x 4 3/4".

These cards were lots of fun and very simple to make. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a wonderful weekend.

The stamps that I used are Hero Arts:
Music Background CG222
Garden Bouquet CG172
Dots & Flowers S5213
Flower Bird Garden CG270
Inspiring Messages LL240