Thursday, December 22, 2011
Lately I've been very inspired by Jill Foster and Joy Taylor. Both are so talented and I'm learning a lot about distress inks watching them work on youtube. I think they used this Penny Black poinsettia stamp and I had CASE it. It's embossed in white and then sponged with Festive Berries distress ink and some Fired Brick for the darker shading.
I made this one for my sister and her family. Hope she likes it ! :)
Penny Black blog is a great resource - they are already showing Valentine's stamps. I don't really send V-day cards but I might have to get some of those stamps. Maybe use them for friendship or anniversary cards instead.
CL460 Hero Arts Joy To All
S5507 Hero Arts Envelope Pattern
Penny Black Cling Christmas Pride
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Here are a few cards featuring Hero Arts cling set CG223 Season's Greetings. The trees are embossed in metallic green zing. It's not quite as metallic as I had thought it would be. The sentiments are all from Hero Arts clear set Joy to All and another set that has a bunch of smaller Holiday sentiments.
The chevron appears again ! It's the Studio Calico/Hero Arts cling stamp. Love that one. I went for simple and flat cards this year, as you can tell. Did not do much embellishing with buttons, etc. I was running out of time and tried to keep it simple.
Here are some cards using the Inkadinkado Evergreens cling set. You can build up a little scene with pine needles and cones. I used distress inks (including the winter ones that were released - the colors are gorgeous!) for the images. I went modern with the last one. That chevron pattern is a Hero Arts/Studio Calico cling stamp. I love it and used it for some other cards too.
Other products used: Spellbinders die, Hero Arts sets Music Background, Joy to All, and Season's Greetings. The red label is a Jenni Bowlin stamp, Corner Chomper.
Monday, December 19, 2011
I have friends who celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas in their families - so I always need some general Happy Holiday cards. I had favorited this gorgeous card on Hero Arts flickr group last year. Of course I didn't get a chance to really CASE it but I loved the idea of using the flourish. Looks so pretty stamped with Colorbox pigment Frost White on kraft paper. I used versamark ink to stamp Hero Arts Music Background cling stamp on the base.
The top card uses a sentiment from Hero Arts Joy to All cling set (great sentiments that I used on a lot of holiday ards this year) embossed in Zing Rouge embossing powder. The bottom card uses a sentiment from Stampin' Up and is embossed in silver. Finished both cards off with some bling.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Here are 2 of my Chanukah cards for this year. The sketch is from a Clean and Simple sketch (I think?). The main focal image is an Outlines stamp, which I embossed with silver embossing powder. I had gotten the Spellbinders labels which I thought would work nicely for the sentiment, which is from Papertrey Ink Mazel Tov set. It took a little doctoring to do the sentiment as they come from 2 different stamps in that set. I also tried to curve the sentiments to fit on the label - that's why they look so wonky :)
I also added some jewels to the image. Something was missing :)
I'll be posting my holiday cards later. I was very late this year (as usual). I had promised myself to start earlier this year, but of course that didn't happen. Maybe 2012 will be different!!