Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Holly Background

It has been a few weeks since  I  posted.  I don't know where the time has gone and it seems like there is not enough time to work on my crafts.  So, I do as much as I can. 

I am currently taking the Holiday Card Workshop class that Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner are teaching and it is lots of fun.  I never seem to get many cards done during these classes, but I was determened to make at least one Christmas card.

This card was inspired by Julie Ebersole in todays (October 31, 2012) class.  I stamped the background with clear embossing ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  The center image is from the embossing folder by hero arts and Sizzix (Holly Background 657769).  I embossed the image using a thicker piece of white cardstock and then I colored the image in a randomly fashion with copic markers.  Than I went over the image with Picket Fence Distress Stain.  When this was dry, I attached a scalloped oval to my image and attached it to the background.  I wanted to add a sentiment, but felt that there was not enough room to do so, so I will add a sentiment later on the inside of the card.  For the finishing touch I added pearls.
This was very easy to do and was lots of fun.  Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.

Supplies used:
Hero Arts/Sizzix Holly Background 657769
Nestabilities Classic Ovals, Large
Copic markers:  YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink, BG10 Cool Shadow
VersaMark  Clear ink
Picket Fence Distress Stain
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Anniversary Hearts (CAS-ual Fridays CFC74)

The hearts were cut from wood veneer paper and then I colored them with a Spectrum Noir pink pen.  After they dried, I stamped in HA Soft Pink shadow ink with antique brocade stamp.  Once the stamping dried, I adhered the hearts together and then attached them to the card.  The sentiment is attached with dimentional adhesive.  The third sketch is from the current Hero Arts challenge was used for this card.  Please go here to learn more about the Hero Arts Challenge.

I am also submitting this card to the Casual Friday CFC74 challenge.  The challenge for Casual Friday this week is to create a clean and simple project with a heart.  I have never stamped and colored wood veneer before and this is something that I have wanted to try for a long time.  It was fun to do and I think that I would do this again. 

Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate the comments.

Hero Arts Stamps: 
Everyday Sayings CL342
Antique Flower background S5264
Antique Brocade CG102 (used on the hearts.) 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thinking of You -- CAS-ual Friday CGC72

In this weeks CASual Friday we are to  create a project inspired by our blog header.  The colors of my blog header and the flowers inspired me to come up with this card.  The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Floral 657776 and Essential Messages CL371.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.  Hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.