Technically I got this done before the challenge ends. Yes, it closes in 20 minutes but, whatever!
Dust 'Em Off is the current challenge at A Blog Named Hero. Make a card using a stamp set you've neglected.
And what's even more naughty? I have no idea what stamp set this is from because I don't have the packaging. Helpful right?
The technique: emboss on vellum with white embossing powder (I love Hero Arts powder), wrap the vellum strip around a card stock panel (learned that trick from fellow DT girl Lisa Carroll-thanks Lisa!) so the adhesive doesn't show. I stamped a flourish with some ClearSnap ColorBox chalk ink in Red Barn (from the Cat's Eye Queue "Twist") for a tone-on-tone. Added some ribbon, mounted on kraft, added pearls.
If you still can whip something up or you already have-you're in the running for a Simon Says Stamp shopping spree as they are the sponsors for this challenge!
Better late than never? Who knows but I loved how it turned out! Pull out some older stamps and ink them up again!
I shared this card set on Flickr and I'm pretty sure I never did a post here (if I did, act surprised!). This was a fun set to make!
Hello Mr. Huey's! I played with these mists FOR-EV-ER trying to figure out a way I liked to use them. Turns out, I love to spray the heck out a piece of paper! Fancy 'eh?
Spray, dry and punch. That's it! Well, I did have to bust out the ruler to align the circles because I can't attach anything straight to save my life! Usually I can fake it, hide it or avoid it. But...not in this case.
I used a Lawn Fawn set called "Grand Greetings". I love how big and bold the sentiments are. And I love using the same set of sentiments to create a set of cards, makes them match & all the stamps actually get some inky lovin'!
Thanks for coming by! Have a great week!
PS-Mr. Huey's colors I used: Heirloom Blue, Estate Green and Plum Thumb
I have 2 cards to share today. One is for Jennifer McGuire, she just had the cutest baby girl:
And this one is for Mary Dawn. She's the co-creator/owner of A Blog Named Hero and the DT girls wanted to send her some happy cards to say hi:
I didn't realize till just now that they both have lots of distress inks/stains! I made them about a week apart but I guess I had some coloring on the brain! Jen's card looks flimsy in that photo, I just couldn't get it stand up straight! And the baby clothes pins are a soft pastel.
Mother's Day is coming! I feel like I should send this to all the hubs out there who need a little reminder! Hahah!
I made this one for my mom. She'll be in Ukraine on Mother's Day so this card is special to me. She's an amazing woman and I admire her strength, wisdom, sense of humor and generosity.
For you, Mom:
Please forgive the pic, it's a long card and was just about impossible to photograph in my little light box!
All the material is from the Echo Park, This & That: Graceful collection (except the twine for the banner). I adore this collection pack too. The colors are amazing, the elements are fun and I can't wait to play more!
For the current challenge, Topsy Turvy, over at A Blog Named Hero, is to use a sentiment as something OTHER than a sentiment! I decided to stamp a sentiment as a frame around my focal point!
How about a colorful and cheerful card! Lots of distress ink lovin' on this one! Supplies are listed at the end of this post :) And a BIG thank you to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring this challenge! Link up your entries (over at A Blog Named Hero) for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
For the focal image:
Mask water color paper on all 4 edges, stamp a sentiment and emboss with white or clear. Swipe the water color paper through blotches of distress ink sprayed with water. Dry. Stamp a background stamp over the dried colored piece, use a subtle color ink for texture. Stamp, emboss and color the flower and leaves. Cut out.
Stamp the sentiment.
Adhere with a TON of dimensional adhesive :)
For the card base:
Stamp and emboss a smaller flower around the edges of the card. I used Sparkle embossing powder.