Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Win some Hero Arts Stamps

I became a Member of Lily Pad Cards today! Go become a member for a chance to win a collection of Hero Arts stamps. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 15!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wedding card

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for the first! 

A colleague of mine got married this Friday, and I made this card for the happy couple.

This card is bigger than a standard size card. The background was created by stamping two stamps from the Speckled Ornaments set and the Envelope Pattern in Soft Sand ink. The edges are distressed with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. The sentiment is stamped in Vintage Photo. I stamped the Fabulous Flourish in VersaMark on the kraft card stock and white embossed. I stamped the Envelope Pattern on the kraft as well for some texture, as well as distressing the edges with Vintage Photo. I matted on a white piece of card stock to match the white embossing, tied a ribbon around and attached to the card with pop dots.
It took a very long time to make, but I'm very happy with how it turned out! :-)

Stamps: Hero Arts S5449 Fabulous Flourish, S5507 Envelope Pattern, CL401 Speckled Ornaments, CL342 Everyday Sayings
Ink: VersaMark, Hero Arts Soft Sand, Distress Ink Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
Card stock: Hero Arts Eggshell Layering Paper and Kraft
Other: Pop dots, White embossing powder, Pop dots

Get Well Soon

A friend of mine came to me and said: I've looked everywhere, but I can't find a card that I like. Could you make a card for me? Well, of course! :-) A friend of hers had hurt himself, so she wanted to send him a get well card. His favorite color is green, he's arty, an actor and he reads stories for kids. It took a while before everything fell into place, but this is what I came up with. My friend loved it. :-)

The background was created by stamping the Friend Definition and the Envelope Pattern in Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Then the Flourish Branch was clear embossed, and the text stamp from Mix and Match Elements white embossed. I also distressed the edges with Pumice Stone. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of paper, rounded two corners and attached with pop dots.

Stamps: Hero Arts CG125 Friend Definition, CL266 Mix and Match Elements, AR135 Flourish Branch, AR130 Handwritten Sentiments, S5507 Envelope Pattern
Ink: VersaMark, Versafine, Distress Ink Pumice Stone
Other: Corner rounder, Pop dots, Clear and white embossing powder