Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birthday card

Hi everyone,

Just want to share a quick birthday card with you. I have quite a few border set, but have hardly used them, so I thought it was time.

I stamped the border three times on the left side of the card and then I added the sentiment. Done! :-) The card is very simple, but I still like. Great if you need a birthday card last minute.

Thank you for stopping by! :-)

Stamps: Hero Arts AR125 Fabulous Birthday, AR133 Festive Borders
Other: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Versafine Smokey Gray

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baby card

Hi there,

When I'm making baby cards, I like to take inspiration from the announcement card. I thought it was so funny when we received this card (the right one), because I thought a lot of Hero Arts stamps were very similar to the images on it. So, I made the card on the left, and you can see a lot of similar flowers on the two cards. :-)

I also scanned and cut out the little heart with the name and lady bug and added it to the card with pop dots. I made a mistake when stamping the flower all the way to the right, so I stamped it again, cut it out and popped it up too. Since I now had two elements popped, I had to add one more, so one little heart is also popped up.

This card was a lot of fun to make with all the stamping, and I would probably not have made a card like this without the inspiration from the announcement card.

Stamps: Hero Arts CL160 Heart to Heart, CL311 Valentine Flourishes, AR118 Baby Girl, AR180 Floral Thanks, CL157 Many Hearts, Stampendous SSC1002 Dotty Daisy
Ink: Colorbox 
Other: Pop dots

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sympathy card


I made this sympathy card by first embossing the flower-frame image in silver. Then I stamped the Friend Definition on top, cut out the shape and adhered it on a light gray card. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with dark gray.

Here's a close-up of the popped up image.

Stamps: Hero Arts AR166 Silhouette Garden, CL342 Everyday Sayings, CG125 Friend Definition
Ink: Versamark, dark blue ink
Other: Silver and dark gray embossing powder, pop dots

Monday, March 21, 2011

Get Well Soon

Hi everyone,

My father-in-law has cancer, and he just had an operation to remove it. He's recovering and doing well. I made this card for him to wish him a speedy recovery.

On a dark blue card, I stamped the Large Flower three times in Versamark, rotating the image for every time I stamped it. Then I white embossed the flowers. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white paper, distressed the edges with the same ink and adhered it to the card with dimensional adhesive.

I'm very happy with how it turned out. :-)

My father-in-law liked the card very much, and he was very curious as to how I had made it. If I had made it on the computer and printed it out, or if I had to line up all the letters for the sentiment. ;-)

Stamps: Hero Arts CG134 Large Flower, CL342 Everyday Sayings
Ink: Versamark, Colorbox Blue Iris
Other: White embossing powder, Pop dots

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Good morning,

I hope you are doing well today!

This card was for my father-in-law who just turned 70. It's always a bit tricky to make cards for men, but leaves and green fits well, I think.

I started by stamping the leaves randomly on a pieces of green card stock with Versamarkand and clear embossed. The Friend Definition is stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, with some of the ink removed in some places. The same ink is also around the edges. The green piece was then attached to a white card.
The sentiment is stamped on the same green card stock in Versamark and white embossed. The edges are distressed with Vintage Photo before I matted on white card stock and then attached it to the card with dimensional adhesive.

Stamps: Hero Arts AR128 Hello with Flowers, CL151 Share Laughter, CL139 Birthday Messages, CG125 Friend Definition, Panduro
Ink: Versamark, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Other: Clear and white embossing powder, Pop dots

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

For everyone in Japan


Bad luck has struck Japan several times the last few days. I feel so bad for all the people left without a roof over their head. I've been thinking about the victims of the disaster ever since I heard the news. Because I can't make a card for each and every victim, this card sends out my thoughts and prayers for everyone in Japan.

I received the Good Fortune stamp set from Nicky yesterday, and I knew right away what I wanted to make with it. I stamped the girl in black ink and colored her in with colored pencils. Then I added the sentiment and the little dragonfly. Finally, I stamped the little flowers in light pink.

Stamps: Hero Arts CL373 Good Fortune, CL342 Everyday Sayings, CL115 Designer Butterflies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Smokey Gray, Light pink
Other: Coloursoft pencils

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thank you Nicky!

Look what came in the mail for me today! :-)

I won the giveaway that Nicky Hsu had on her blog! I'm so happy to receive these goodies! :-) The Fabulous Flourish has been on my wish list ever since I saw it for the first time, and I cannot wait to ink it up! The other stamps are amazing, too!

Thank you so much, Nicky!!!

Please visit Nicky's blog Craft~Coffee~Cat...   

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Hi everybody,

This is a birthday card I made for a dear friend of mine. I started by stamping the Heart Winged Butterfly in three different colors from the Rose Petals Queue and cut them out. The antennas were quite tricky to cut out, but I managed. :-) On a piece of white card stock trimmed to size, I stamped the sentiment with Versamrk and heat embossed with dark grey embossing powder. The ribbon provides a kind of border for the sentiment and "grounds" the bottom butterfly on the card. The ends of the ribbon are attached on the back of the card stock. Lastly, I placed the butterflies on the panel and put it on a white card.

The top butterfly is placed directly on the card, while the middle one is attached with a foam adhesive and the bottom one with an even thicker foam adhesive. 

I hope you like it! :-) 

Stamps: Hero Arts K5158 Heart Winged Butterfly, CL342 Everyday Sayings
Ink: Colorbox Chalk - Rose Petals, Versamark
Other: Zing Charcoal embossing powder, Pop dots, Ribbon

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Two cards

Hi there,

Just sharing two cards I have made for my mother-in-law. We needed a quick card for mother's day, so this is what I came up with. It's a very simple design, but I still like it. The Heart Flourish is stamped in Memento Lilac Rosies ink on a kraft notecard, and the sentiment is from the Always Heart stamp set.

The second card is for her birthday. I started out with a card with a subtle pattern. Then I stamped the Flourish Branch twice in Colorbox Royal Silk ink. This is one of my favorite stamps, absolutely love it! I used the same ink to stamp the frame with the message on white card stock, cut it out and attached it to the card with dimensional adhesive.

Here's a close up of the popped up frame.

Stamps: Hero Arts K5153 Heart Flourish, CL163 Always Heart, AR135 Flourish Branch, CL130 Frames & Messages
Ink: Memento Lilac Posies, Memories Black, Colorbox Royal Silk
Other: Pop dots