supplies: white and brown cardstock, Hero Arts stamps CL494 Hip Hip Hooray (sentiment), versamark and white embossing powder, CG125 Friend Definition, CG211 Magical Background, S5507 Envelope Pattern, CL495 Blossom Art, mustard seed, wild honey, spiced marmalade and vintage photo distress inks, lace, large pearl
Here's a card I made to enter into this month's challenge at the Hero Arts Blog. We have 3 options: to make a birthday card, decorate an envelope, or use a background stamping technique. I tried to do them all with my entry.
Starting with a piece of white cardstock, I white embossed the "Happy Birthday" greeting. Then I inked an acrylic block with mustard seed, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks, spritzed with water, and stamped that over my greeting. After that was dry I overstamped the Friend Definition in vintage photo distress ink and then the Magical Background in spiced marmalade. That panel was then trimmed and framed in brown cardstock. Next I stamped a card-size white piece of cardstock in the same inks using the Envelope Pattern and the Magical Background again, and glued that to a brown card base. Lastly I stamped the large flower using Memories Art Print brown, and sponged on some wild honey distress ink, then used orange and white colored pencils to give it more definition. The smaller flower was stamped on white using spiced marmalade distress ink. I finished with a piece of white lace from Carole, and a large white pearl from Virginia.
Before I go, I thought I'd give you a gentle reminder to check out Vicky's blog on Monday at 9:00 AM EST - you wouldn't want to miss what she will be starting........I'm just sayin'........