Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Candles and Flowers

I have  8 cards that I made last week for the Hero Arts Monthly challenge and I am now getting them posted a few at a time.  My plan is to post these three and post more on Wednesday and Thursday.  I don't know where the time has gone and it seems like time keeps slipping away from me. 
For this first card I used the following Hero Arts Stamps:  Big Candles CL287, Wish Big CL576, and dots and Flowers S5213.  I stamped the dots and flowers stamp onto kraft cardstock and attached to my card base.  Then I stamp the candles and colored them.  I went over the black parts of the candle with Sakura Clear Star pen to give the candles a bit of shimmer.  (Can't see the shine very well on camera.) I made a small envelope and inserted a small card and attached it with dimentional adhesive to the card.  The candles were also attached with dimentional adhesive.
Hero Arts stamps were used here:  Spring Posies (circa 2004) LL921 and Petite Messages LL154.  
 The Hero Arts Stamps that were used here are:  Thoughtful Messages CL184, Paper Art CG198, and Earth Flowers CL428.  I used Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, and Walnut Stain distress inks on the background of the main image.  The flowers were colored with Forest Moss, and Dried Marigold distress markers.  (I colored the flower stamp with the markers and sprized a small amount of water on the stamp before stamping onto the paper.)
This is all that I have for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and looking at my work.  I do appreciate the comments.  Hope that everyone has a wonderful week.


Sue said...

Hello Sue
All three are lovely.
The candles lift your Kraft beautifully, and the sentiment just great.
Spring Posies, is classic and very traditional, once again a perfect Birthday card.
But your last card has me ooohing and ahhhing, as it is what I like to do myself, wonderful technique and result.

Barb said...

I love them all, Sue, especially the last one - your off-centered panel is just beautiful! Hugs to you! :)

joy said...

Great cards, Sue! I agree with the others - the last one is my favorite! I love using distress inks and this is such a lovely design. Good luck in the challenge.

Robin K. said...

You have been busy Sue!!!! I love them all - but the middle one really tugs at my heart :) Love the sweetness of the posies and that gingham ribbon!! Have a great rest of your week!

judkajudi said...

I am so happy to see your card using those big candles. I have that set and have never used it .. just didn't have a good idea! Beautiful cards, Sue!!

Brenda said...

These are all stunning Sue! I really love the large candles and that last card is just terrific! I need to play with my distress markers more too!

Cindy C. said...

All three so beautifully done Sue!