Saturday, January 25, 2014

my secret santa. . . .

from the Hero Arts Flickr group, Dasa, sent my a very nice Hero Arts clear stamp set that I did not have:

I need some thank you cards, so here is the first one I made using two of the stamps in the set:

I love this pretty scalloped frame.  I colored the flower and leaves with markers and then cut the image out with a circle die.  The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Little Black Dress 6 x 6 pad and the embossing folder is Anna Griffin.

Here is one more card I made in a similar manner:

This is a very nice stamp set and I will be using it a lot.  Thank you, Dasa!

Monday, January 20, 2014

seize the birthday. . . .

gives the option of coloring as their "toppings" this time around, but as much as I love to color, I didn't do so on this card.  Good thing they will accept anything goes as an entry, too.  here is a card I made for a friend:

I used papers from the Basic Gray True Love 6 x 6 pad for this one and a pretty PTI die for the stacked flowers.  The fern die is from Memory Box and the sentiment  is from Stampendous.  Added a script stamp to the paper on which the sentiment is stamped.


Seize the Birthday
Word Art Wednesday

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Have a great day!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My first post. . . .

for the year 2014!  It has been a busy month for me and I have not been able to actually sit down to make cards and look for challenges to enter.  But, here is a Valentine I made for the current Seize the Sketch #11 challenge:

The hearts are Hero Arts die cuts.  I spritzed some red distress inks on my craft sheet and swiped the white hearts through the inks.  After they were dry, I outlined them with a Pilot gold metallic marker.  The patterned paper is also edged with the gold marker and is from Magenta.  The sentiment is from  Hero Arts.  A Martha Stewart border punch and some gold sequins were also added. 

Have a great weekend!