Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hero Arts February Challenge

I can't believe that it has been so long since I posted any cards on my blog and also entered cards into different challenges. I have been away visiting my children and Grandchildren in Ohio and I guess that I let time slip away from me since I returned home. My daughters and I did find some time to make cards and get creative. I made these cards while I was visiting my kids

and had every intention to enter these into the Hero Arts February2012 challenge (first half of challenge). Since they didn't make it in the "A" part of the challenge, I am entering them into the February2012B challenge.

I used Hero Arts Merci Bouquet stamp set (CL580) for this card. The flower was stamped 3 times onto a white panel and I white embossed the sentiment. For the finishing touches I added pearls.

For this second card, I used the Merci Bouquet (CL580) stamp set again. The birds were stamped and colored onto white paper. The Hello Sentiment comes from Hero Arts Hello (CG112) stamp set.
For this last card, I used Hero Arts Heart Frame background stamp (CG129). (Thanks Pam for letting me borrow this stamp. This is a must need stamp and I must purchase it.) I white embossed the image and distressed the paper with fired brick distress ink. The hearts were colored with a red marker and then I went over them again with a red Spica pen to give the hearts a little shimmer. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, but can't remember the name of the stamp set.

Hopefully I will be more consistent in keeping my blog updated now that I am settled back into a normal routine.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.


Pam W Merwin said...

Such lovely cards - so glad to see your work again! Always fun to visit family though :)

joy said...

Love your cards, Sue! I don't have that background stamp either.

I totally know where you are coming from; I'm still not back to normal with my blog/cardmaking since I was gone for two months. . .

Sue said...

Great to have you back Sue, and what adorable cards you have made, all three are just gorgeous, I do like the first one very much, good luck in the HA Feb Challenge.

Barb said...

They are all so fun, Sue! Love the way you stamped the flower and bird three times! Hugs to you! :)

Brenda said...

I have seen you use that Merci Bouquet stamp set and I really love what you do with it Sue! Stunning cards!