Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I have been hoarding this Susan Branch pansy paper forever, and so I decided it was high time to cut into it. I used Nancy's directions to make this 3-dimensional heart-winged butterfly out of the same paper, and added pastel pearls to its body and elsewhere on the card. I kept my version of Lucy's card one layer except the butterfly for easier mailing. I think this will make a nice Mother's Day card for Hannah's card drive for our soldiers. Please think about sending a card or two to this worthwhile cause.
Supplies: HeroArts stamps F5158 Heart Winged Butterfly and AR130 Handwritten Sentiments, Bazzill lavendar dotted cardstock, Susan Branch printed paper, VersaFine onyx black ink, Recollections pastel pearls, Nestabilities Labels One die, black wire for antennae
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Here is what I came up with. I used a computer-generated excerpt from The Secret Garden as my background, colored the roses with Distress inks, and couldn't resist adding the pearls, as this is so feminine.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
And I received this gorgeous card from Sue in Canada, based on the template that Deborah provided. Sue also makes her own beautiful envelopes out of calendar pages - mine was a close-up of some white Queen Anne's lace-type flowers with a soft-focus purple background - what a package!!
I encourage everyone to join in the fun for next month; Deborah will be posting about it at the beginning of March, and usually has a topic started at the Hero Flickr discussion area also.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Supplies: CG127 Flower box, E4147 Sunshine and Flowers
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps CG 130 Butterflies, CG148 Blossoms, CL184 Thoughtful Messages
Friday, February 19, 2010
I started with aqua cardstock stamped lightly with Antique Flowers background and some distressed music paper. Next I used a die-cut label that Carol at home just sent me; I love it because it has that faux stitching right on it - anyone know who makes this, 'cause I want it now! I lightly stamped Old Letter Writing on it first, then overstamped the rose spray. After adding the sentiment, the label was distressed and then popped above the card. Lastly I added the birds, which are also popped up.
Supplies: S5264 Antique Flower Background, S4878 Old Letter Writing, CG152 Two Birds, CL129 Anytime Messages , Prismacolor pencils
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here's a close-up of the butterfly.
Supplies: CG123 Flower Wallpaper, CG130 Butterflies, CL278 Great Flourishes
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Supplies: CG105 Silhouette Flowers, CL307 Mini Messages, white and yellow cardstock, VersaMark and Mustard Seed distress inks,green marker for stems, a la mode sky blue embossing powder, Martha Stewart pansy border punch, gold and white pearls, embroidery floss
Saturday, February 13, 2010
And for my second try I used Judy's idea to add a ribbon. This one is heat embossed with white powder. I used the exact same markers to color it, but you can see that the shades look a tiny bit different.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
If you look on Tif's blog, you'll see that she has been playing with beautiful printed papers lately. She inspired me to do the same. While mine isn't as elegant as her results, nevertheless I had so much fun putting this card together! I only wish my garden looked like this one.
For a supply list, see my Flickr photostream.
I've been wanting to see what colored embossing powders look like (I've only used clear and white to this point) and since blue and brown are a favorite combination of mine, here is my first attempt.
Supplies: K5298 Blooming Heart, CL272 All Occasion Messages, CH151 Art Flowers Spring, blue pearls, twine, brown and blue cardstock, VersaMark ink, a la mode sky blue embossing powder, Prismacolor blue slate pencil
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I thought it might look nice with a blue frame to help bring out the blue flowers, so this time I trimmed the Scroll Frame close to its edges and put that panel on periwinkle cardstock. I also lightly stamped Old Letter Writing in the center first, and added some tiny blue pearls.
For supply list, see my Flickr photostream.
Monday, February 8, 2010
She also included a set of clear heart stamps, and I told her I was inspired immediately to try something with them. This card is the result. I stamped 2 of the hearts 6 times each, cut them out, and assembled them into these heart flowers. Their centers are felt heart buttons. I used one of my favorite sentiments to make one stem, and stamped and cut out the other, and added a green gingham butterfly.
Thank you, my friend, for thinking of me!
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Sunday, February 7, 2010
I love pink gerbera daisies, and I tried to recreate one here using one of the large flowers from the Big and Small Flowers clear set. This one is made of 2 shades of pink BoBunny dotted paper and a green center, pulling the colors from the stripe. I snipped the petals apart on the top layer of the flower and ruffled them for dimension, also pop dotting between each layer. The smaller version of the flower was used to shadow stamp in Worn Lipstick on the kraft card. Suzanne just sent me an envelope of goodies, one of which is this fun stretchy green gingham ribbon, which I thought added even more dimension. Thanks, Sue, I love it!
Supplies: Cl374 Big and Small Flowers, AR137 Script Messages, kraft cardstock, BoBunny tutu dot and flamingo double dot papers, unknown green print paper, Kaisercraft Bloom stiped paper, Worn Lipstick Distress, Versafine onyx black, and Memories Artprint brown inks, bit of green gingham ribbon
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Supplies: CG140 Poppy Background, CL278 Great Flourishes, coral, gold, white and lime cardstock, VersaFine Onyx Black, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade Distress inks, clear embossing powder, green marker
For these next cards, I decided to clear emboss the stamp over some printed papers. This one looks like a Fiesta to me, maybe a bit too busy? The poppies were sponged with a combination of Worn Lipstick, then Fired Brick, and finally Adirondack Cranberry to make them stand out from the background.
Supplies: AR137 Script Messages, parchment and orangey-red cardstock, printed paper from Dollar Tree
This one is my favorite using the printed papers. I used Fired Brick and some Spiced Marmalade to color the flowers, and added some twine and a tiny framed sentiment.
Supplies: CL307 SparkleClear Mini Messages, khaki, pale khaki and brick red cardstocks, unknown printed paper
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Supplies: CG148 Blossoms, CL383 Antique Engravings, CL278 Great Flourishes, BoBunny cardstock in pink, yellow, blue and green, VersaFine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, colored pencils for highlighting, little gems
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Silhouette Bells was stamped over glossy pale pink paper in VersaMark and embossed in white, then I colored in the leaves and flowers with markers. Framed that up with 2 strips of punched lace hearts, and then mounted that on some BoBunny dotted paper and added some tiny white pearls.
Supplies: CG175 Silhouette Bells, AR137 Script Messages, pale pink glossy and white cardstock, BoBunny Tutu Dot paper, Martha Steward lace heart border punch, VersaMark and VersaFine onyx black inks, white embossing powders, pearls
Monday, February 1, 2010
supplies: K5340 Silhouette Meadow Flowers, CG108 Special Moments, CL151 Share Laughter, white and brown cardstock, Heidi Grace printed paper, VersaMark, Memories Artprint Brown, and Peeled Paint distress inks, white embossing powder, pink marker, pop dots