Saturday, December 22, 2012

Always.....

Ellen Hutson has several challenges going on over on her blog to celebrate the arrival of the new 2013 Hero Arts stamps.  Here is my card made for her Ellen Hutson LLC Hero Arts Wood Take 'n Make challenge:


supplies: white, kraft, and deep burgundy cardstock, Hero Arts K5185 Wallpaper Flowers, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils, CL163 Always Heart, fired brick distress ink

This woodblock stamp is one of my favorites.  I have used it many times, but I don't think I've ever stamped and white embossed it.  I love the look of colored pencils on kraft, so that's the direction I went this time.  Then I trimmed it out and placed it on a white card to pull out the white even more.  And since the flowers are actually little hearts, I went the Valentine route and used a sentiment to match....

Ellen has similar challenges for cling stamps and clear ones, and you have until January 1 to enter to win a fabulous prize for each one!

14 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

This is so very dear, Lin! Loving the look on the kraft. Such a great stamp, but I am starting to eliminate the woods due to storage issues. I can't believe that you still have time for crafting! Have a great weekend.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful coloring! Merry Christmas!

Anita Rex said...

Lin what a a beautiful card! I love the embossing and coloring! I am sorry I never did mail you the die cuts, shame on me! I've been so busy with making wreaths, and moving and settling! :<

Jackie said...

Beautiful! I love the colored pencils on kraft card stock.

SewSuzySew said...

Oh this is lovely Lin!

I haven't used that stamp for ages and you've inspired me to re-ink it!

Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas

Hugs
Suze x

Pajalu said...

Lin your card is gorgeous & perfect for a Valentines. I want to wish you & your family a very Merry Christmas & all the best for the New Year.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WONDERFUL Lin!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Hugs, Karin

LauraJane:) said...

SO Beautifully colored Lin! LOVE teh shades of PINK!

Dawn T said...

Just adorable as always Lin. What a great card. It's fun to get out the older stamps and play. Love your colouring with the pencils on the kraft... always a great thing to do!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Nancy said...

Just beautiful Lin! I love the soft coloring on craft! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Totally stunning card, it's so beautiful!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Love
Maarit

Cecilia Hsieh said...

What a beauty Lin! Love the white embossing and pretty pinks on kraft! Good luck!

Daria said...

Beautiful! I love colored pencils on kraft.