I just wanted to take some time to post a few cards that I have made, both recently and in the past. There is not one specific theme or occasion for all of these, but since my blog is not very old, I wanted to share more projects so that readers could get a better feel for my style and overall work.
Hope you enjoy!.....
This first card, shown above, is one that I made for a wedding that I went to a few months ago. The “Heart Flourish” stamp is one of my favorites from Hero Arts.
This second card, above, is one that I was inspired to make after taking a class at my local craft store. The technique we learned involved emboss resist and also coloring the flowers using distress inks. The Heart Flourish was stamped in Versamark in order to resist the ink as it was being placed on the tag. The background was made by continuously stamping the Old French Writing stamp from Hero Arts and then adding some sponging around the edges.
This Birthday Wishes card was made using the “Doodle This” set from Stampin’ Up. I embossed the flowers with black embossing powder, and then used a blender pen to color them in. After that, I cut the flowers out and then added some glitter around the edges and on the dots, and also a single rhinestone in the middle. It may be bit hard to notice the glitter in the pictures, but it definitely adds a more elegant effect to the card, in my opinion.
And finally, this last card is a rather simple one. It's blank on the inside, therefore it can be used for any occasion. I stamped and embossed the flower from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set from Stampin’ Up. In order to color the flower, I used some Pixie Pink SU ink and rolled it on with a brayer. I love using a brayer! :) When I was making this card, I colored several of these flowers at the same time. Using a brayer is a great technique for coloring in mass production. I will try to post the rest of the cards I made with this flower in another post soon.
Well, I have to get ready to go to work soon, so I guess this concludes my post for today. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Mine was pretty relaxing for a change. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I really hope you come back again soon!
Best Wishes Card
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up),
Stamps: “Heart Flourish” (Hero Arts) Sentiment: “Sincere Salutations” (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: “Chocolate Chip” (Stampin’ Up)
Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin’ Up), Oval Punch & Scalloped Oval Punch (Stampin’ Up), Grosgrain Ribbon from Michael’s
Friendship Heart Flourish Card
Stamps: “Heart Flourish” & “Old French Writing” (Hero Arts)
Ink: Distress Inks from Ranger
Other: Flowers (Hero Arts), Sheer Ribbon
Birthday Wishes Card
Paper: Whisper White & Pixie Pink (Stampin’ Up), shimmery cardstock from Michael’s
Stamps: “Doodle This” & “Sincere Salutations” (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black Staz-On & Versa-Mark, Pixie Pink (Stampin’ Up)
Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Oval Punch & Scalloped Oval Punch (Stampin’ Up), blender pen, rhinestone, black embossing powder,
Fifth Avenue Floral Card
Paper: Pixie Pink (Stampin’ Up), green textured cardstock from Michael’s
Stamps: “Fifth Avenue Floral” (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Pixie Pink (Stampin’ Up), Versa-Mark
Other: pearls, brayer, white embossing powder