Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birthday Cards for my Grandsons.........

Michael and Alex's birthdays are this weekend (my grandsons are cousins and 6 years and 1 day apart) and these are the cards that I created. I don't have any stamps that are geared for children so for this first stamp, I cut out a piece of patern paper for my focal image. The paper comes from the Monstrosity 6 x 6 paper pad by Sassafras. And I used the Friendly Flags stamp set CL475 by Hero Arts for the sentiment. From the scrap monster paper I punched out one of the monsters with a circle punch and attached it with dimensionals. The inside of the card is a digital sentiment from Hero Arts Monster party digital kit. It says, "Hope you have a monster sized birthday". This card is for Alex who will be 2 on March 31st.


The monsters in this second and third card come from Hero Arts (5277) digital image Monster Party. I paper pieced the monsters and the balloons. The stamp for the balloons is Balloon C4982 by Hero Arts (this stamp was made in 2008 and I think it is discontinued). The sentiment is from Birthday Messages CL139. The tan background paper is by Basic Grey and the yellow pattern paper is Doodle bug. I love the color of yellow and blue together. The inside says, "Hope you have a monster sized birthday". I love that sentiment and used it in all three cards. This card is for Michael and will be 8 on March 30th.


I had so much fun making the first two cards, that I decided to make another digital image birthday card. I didn't realize how easy it is to use digi images and how much fun it is. Love the idea that you can make your image any size that you want. For this monster I colored him with copic markers and used the magic background CG211 by hero arts for the background on the main image. Instead of the sentiment being on the inside, I decided to put it on the front of the card. I used an embossing folder (folder is from: Darice and is called Swirl) for the red paper.
Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

More Velveteen Stamping

At this moment, I really like the Velveteen Stamping technique. I love the softness of the colors and the elegant look of the images. (Check out this video on how this technique is done.) The design for this card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire. The stamps used are Hero Arts: Luscious Pattern Flowers CL508, Designer Butterflies CL115, and Lotus Background CG349. The inks are Hero Arts Shadow inks: Soft Pink and Bubble gum Mid-tone ink. I embossed the card base with Sizzix embossing folder: Dots & flowers Set 655838.

I also used the Velveteen technique on this next card and it was inspired by the card that my husband gave me for our anniversary. (Forgot to take a picture on the inspiring card) The stamps are Hero Arts: Lotus Background CG349 and Earth Flowers CL428. I used Hero Arts mid-tone shadow ink Butterbar for the flowers. I didn't have any brown paper that I like, so I inked the edges with Cup O Joe mid tone ink. The sentiment was stamped with the same ink, also.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cards for Hero Arts March Challenge........

For this first card I stamped the layered Flowers image (CL496) three times unto white cardstock (the flowers were masked so that I could create an overlapped appearance.) While the mask were still in place, I stamped the plaid pattern image (S5447) with clear ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I took spun sugar distress ink and colored the background with it. The flowers were colored with Copic markers (don't remember what colors) and I added heart shape pearls to the flowers.

For this next card I used the Velveteen technique that Shari Carroll showed us how to do on her video that was on the Hero Arts Blog last week. To see how this technique is done, please check here. The sentiment comes from Friends Stamp Set CL351. The other Hero Arts stamps that I used are: Classic Design CG245, Luscious Pattern Flowers CL508, Speckled Ornaments CL401 and Large Butterfly CG200. I really love the way this turned out, but it looks so much better in real life. This technique does look like it is velveteen and has a nice soft texture.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I do appreciate the comments. Have a wonderful week. Take care and God bless.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hero Arts card challenge for March 2012

I wanted to make a card that is unique, but at first I didn't have any idea of what I wanted to make that would be different. I was looking at Splitcoast Stampers the other day to get some new inspiration. As I was looking in the resource area of the web site, I came across a box card. (Check here to see how to make this card. This first picture shows the card closed. The main image comes from Flower Blossom CL223, and Playful Flowers 6557778.

Box card shown opened. I didn't realize that most of the sentiment is covered. This is what it reads, "just wanted to let you know that you're fabulous!" (Essential Messages Hero Arts CL371)

For this last card I used the following Hero Arts Stamps: The sentiment: Thinking of You CL140, Flower Wallpaper CG123, and Flourish Background CG119. I stamped the background image onto a white panel and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. (They are alcohol base markers, similar to Copic markers.) It was lots of fun creating these cards. I only wish that I had more time be creative. Thanks for dropping by; I appreciate the comments. Hope that everyone has a wonderful rest of the week.