I trust that your all doing great and still enjoying your summer. I must admit that the break I took really did help my hand feel better. I guess all this love I have for cardmaking is wearing me out before my time! Lol. Just kidding! My son says, " Mom your falling apart sure!" Lol. It is so funny hearing him say that, just like a little old man! Such a sweetheart. Loves his Mama! Now if I could get over this stupid Bronchitis then I would be back to normal. I know your wondering if normal is a part of my character. Lol. Now come on! I just love to have fun and have a good laugh! Life is too short to be down right! So just laugh and then laugh some more!
Okay back to posting the cards that I made for my Guest Designer Gig over at Lily Pad. I have to say that I was soooo happy how they turned out. I had such heartfelt comments and encouragement. It really meant so much. The next cards are my favorites really. I love the vibrancy of the colours and how realistic the flowers look. You tell me what you think!
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Ranger, Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections, Stampin’ Up
Stamps: Everyday Sayings CL342– Hero Arts
Pattern Paper: Mustard Moon, K & Company
Punches & Die Cuts: Lacy Punch – Martha Stewart, Classic Scalloped Circle – Spellbinders – Nestabilities
Rose Flower: Made with Sculpy 111 Clay and using molds from Mold Mice @ Esty ( This flower was from my Flickr Friend Janet! Thanks sweetie)
Old Vintage News Print paper was cut to size, distressed, adhered to black cardstock, and then to card base. Lacy border was punched from Kraft cardstock then added to card front. Cotton lace was then added to bottom portion of punched lace border and black ribbon added to the center and tied to the side.
Scalloped circles were then punched from pink cardstock and edges distressed with black ink. Lace Doilies were cut from pattern paper. All were distressed and layered on card front from biggest to smallest.
Molded flower was colored using Tombo pink markers and then shaded with black ink. This was then soften with a mop brush in a pouncing motion. A darker shade of black was added to petal edges and around flower center. This flower was then added to the card front using Score Tape. To finish the card, the sentiment was stamped and matted then added to card along with pearls and corsage pin.
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ranger, Stampin’ Up, StazOn
Watercolor Paper: Canson 90lbs/185GSM
Stamps: Classic Bloom H5481, Old Letter Writing S4878, Hydrangea K5376, Everyday Sayings CL342 – Hero Arts, Journal Spots – Autumn Leaves
Adhesives: Glossy Accents, Score Tape, Pop Dots, and Glue Dots
Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Vintage Photo distress inks were added to an acrylic block and then spritzed with water. Once inks bleed together and pooled in places, a piece of watercolor paper was placed over top. Once removed and blotted a little, it was heated with the embossing heat tool. Then text was added using Old Letter Writing stamp. Edges were distressed with Choc. Chip and adhered to a Kraft cardstock card base.
Journaling spot was stamped in Choc. Chip and cut in half to be used later. Wide coordinating ribbon was then tied around card. Journal spot was then added to the side of ribbon bow. Using the Classic Blossom stamp, two flowers were stamped with black StazOn on watercolor paper.
Each flower was colored with Tombo Yellow Marker and shaded with brown watercolor pencil. Center of flower was colored blue and shaded around with dark blue. To add depth and dimension to flower, the center was stamped again and colored. It was then cut out and layered over flower center using pop dots. The center was then covered with Glossy Accents to add shine but also to give a smooth surface to lay down white gel dots. This made the dots pop! Top flower was then layered over the bottom flower. The bottom flower did not have any shading. This is one’s preference. Flower was then placed over top of journal spot using pop dots.
Leaves were made using just the leaf portion of the Hydrangea stamp. Five leaves were stamped, cut, colored and adhered to the flower. Sentiment was stamped and added to flower along with corsage pin. To complete the card, pearls were added randomly.
This card was also submitted to the Hero Arts July monthly contest and I am praying & hoping that it helps me to win some new release stamps. Praying, crossing my fingers, legs, & toes! Lol. The new contest is up now as well. It is a goodie this time! But then again the contest are always amazing.
Before I go I just want to share a bit of information with you regarding Hero Arts and their incentive program.
When you use Hero Arts stamps in your card makingand those card then become published in some crafting or cardmaking Magazine, then you will recieve a reward from Hero Arts. No better time to purchase Hero Arts stamps than now. You will be so happy that you did!
Okay that is it for this post, but there is one coming right after this one that will share some more Blog Candy. So please stay tuned!
Hugs & Blessings.