Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The challenge for this week on Simon Says Stamp is "anything goes"!  I decided to do another card using the Summer Card Camp color combo and use it for both of those challenges and also for the Hero Arts Summer challenge for this month.  Here is my card:

The background was made by white embossing the Hero Arts magical background on white cardstock and then coloring it with tea dye distress ink and a little barn door around the edges.   The Hero Arts simple frame was stamped on white cardstock with Memento cocoa brown ink, as were the three butterflies from the Hero Arts antique engravings set. 

I smooshed the tea dy inkpad on my craft sheet and colored the butterflies with an aquabrush dipped into the ink.  After masking them, I used an old HA script stamp to overstamp the images.  Lipstick pink and barn door distress inks were used to distress the edges.  Diamond stickles here and there and a Prima flower with red gem added for embellishments. 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Here is the color combo graphic for this week of Summer Card Camp:

And here is my card, using Hero Arts stamps:

I like this color combo a lot better than the first two weeks.  Taupe, brown, chocolate, red and white - my layered strip is taupe, chocolate and red and I worked some brown in by stamping the flower on the taupe strip with brown ink.  It doesn't show up very good, but it is actually there :)  I have used Brilliance ink pads for all the stamping on this card. 

This flower is one of my favorite stamps - there is a negative and a positive and it is fun to use them together or separately, giving lots of different looks. 


Sunday, July 10, 2011


Here is my card for the July card chain challenge on Lily Pad Cards.

Used the butterfly from HA Antique Engravings, which is one of the new stamps I just got on Thursday.  It has been on my wish list for awhile :)  The sentiment is Hero Arts also.   The patterned papers are from DCWV and the two punches are from Martha Stewart.  I love that you can make a "doily" with it!   

The card chain is great fun - you send a card to someone and another someone sends one to you.  I love seeing what other stampers create and getting a card in the mail to keep is even better.  Check it out if you've never participated!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Just getting a card in under the wire for CAS-ual Fridays!

Masculine cards are not my forte; but I like the way this turned out. 

Cutting out parts of the Hero Arts cling sentiment to insert the candles was a bit tricky.  The coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils and the die is from Spellbinders. Edges were inked with tea dye distress ink.  Layered to a dry embossed background.

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I've been admiring all the beautiful cards the gals on the Hero Arts Flikr group have made with this stamp and finally purchased it at a local stamp store.

It was stamped on a pale blue cardstock from the DCWV linen mat stack with Versafine sepia ink.  Colored in with Prismacolor pencils.  Added pearls and a tiny bit of glitter.  Tied a bow around a piece of flowered cardstock from the same pad; added the stamped piece and then mounted all on a white card base. 

TFL and have a great day!

edit:  entering this in the HA summer challenge!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Lemon and lavender is the challenge this week on Simon Says Stamp.  I have been wanting to participate in their challenges, but the deadlines always got away from me.  Here is my card:

The stamps are from Hero Arts, dies from Spellbinders, polka dot paper from Amuse.  Colored the flower with Memento markers and added some glitter. 

Have a great evening!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Here is the color combo for Week 2 of the online summer card class by Jennifer and Kristina.

I am still struggling with using five colors!  It took me a long time to come up with an idea and then it took me three hours to make this card.  I am not very happy with it; but will post it anyway!

The size of this card is 8.5 x 4.25 inches.  All of the papers are from a DCWV mat stack (Citrus).  The Hero Arts Ruffled Flower was black embossed and then cut out - I cut off the outer ruffle to make the flowers smaller.  I clear embossed the Hero Arts Life of the Party dotted background on the green paper.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Find Joy set.  Lace if from JoAnn's; punched border from Martha Stewart. 
Edges of the white base card were inked with Ranger Distress ink (crushed olive).  Some green gems were added to the flower centers.

Thanks to the great gals on the Hero Arts Flikr group for explaining how to add your name to your cards!!  I will have to play with it a bit more to find a font I like better :)

We have had a gorgeous day here in Ohio - sunny, warm and just perfect!  Hope your day has been a good one. . . 

P.S.  I am also entering this in the Hero Arts monthly challenge - this looks pretty summery to me.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

More new stamps

Got some new stamps recently and have been trying out a few.  

The posie stamp is from Stampendous and was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The label stamp is from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from PTI.  Background is overstamped with a stamp from Hero Arts. 

The pp is from Pocket Full of Posies and the twine is from Hero Arts.  Black gems from Simon Says. 

Am still waiting on another order and have more new stamps that I haven't "played" with, too!  Need more time to spend on cardmaking. . .

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Saturday, July 2, 2011


Made this card for a birthday that is coming up soon:

The balloons (Stampendous) are colored with pencils, with some glitter added.  Hero Arts dictionary greeting is stamped lightly with Memento pear ink for an allover background.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts, too.  The patterned paper is from the Pocket Full of Posies stack and the border punch is from Martha Stewart.  Grosgrain ribbon is from Pat Catan's (a local hobby store).  I added some dots around the edge for some definition. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July weekend!