Friday, November 16, 2012

Hero Arts Scrambles

I've posted about these before - a scramble is a challenge that we do about every 2 weeks over at the Hero Arts Flickr site - we have a hostess, who chooses a challenge for us and posts it there.  Then we have 90 minutes to make a card, photograph it, and upload it to the flickr site.  The only given is that you have to use at least ONE Hero Arts stamp.   Here are 2 cards I made for our 52nd scramble hosted by Kathy.  Her challenge was a simple one, to use a background stamp and a border punch (someone who didn't have a border punch used decorative scissors).

supplies: white, burgundy and blue cardstock, Hero Arts 657765 Birds & Trees stamp and embossing folder set, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, CL630 Miracle of the Holidays, Raspberry Jam mid-tone ink, Martha Stewart picket fence punch, Wplus9 Folk Art Florals bird die

supplies: kraft, red and Core'dinations aqua kraft-core cardstock, Hero Arts 757773 Birds & Trees stamp and embossing folder, CL460 Joy to All,  pool mid-tone and latte inks, EK Success notebook edge border punch, red button and twine

I haven't played with this stamp/emboss set nearly enough, so for the 2nd card, I embossed the triangle shapes first on kraft core cardstock, then sanded them to bring out the kraft, and THEN stamped the big background stamp that matches it.  (the usual way to use these sets is the other way around: stamp, then emboss).  As you can see, it didn't turn out perfect, but I do like the effect I got with the addition of sanding.

If you would like to join us this weekend for the Grandaddy of all Scrambles, our Hannah has organized a 24 hour Scramble, which will begin at the Hero Arts flickr site this evening (Friday, November 16) at 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (6:30 PM Central Standard Time).  She has lined up 12 hostesses every 2 hours, each with a new and different challenge, and they will continue through the night and into Saturday, November 17.  Here is the information.  If you are unfamiliar with Hero Arts flickr, you need to become a member first before uploading your card, and the hostess will always have a tag on her challenge that you will tag your card with. This weekend it is "24hourscramble1", and make sure you choose the Hero Arts gallery as a group, so that everyone can see your creation.


Caroline said...

Both card's are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Maureen Morton said...

These are both great cards, Lin. I particularly love the sanded version - so earthy and unique. I have this set and you have helped me think of different ways to use it. And you did 2 in 90 mins?! I need your motivation for my card list.

Pajalu said...

Lin your cards are wonderful. I love them both. I can't wait for the scramble(only two hours to go)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE them both Lin but am partial to the embosses one with the bird with the heart wing! What a GREAT detail!