Saturday, August 6, 2016

What a morning!

Today started out like most, cup a coffee and breakfast, then into my craft room to write a post. That's where it all went wrong. I turned on my computer and had a message to update my drivers so I updated them. It took forever, all morning, when it was done my display was all mess up. I guess I'll have to call my son Chris, over to look at it. I sure hope the rest of the day goes better.

So here are the cards I made. The first is a Birthday card using Hero arts stamps from my stash. they are about 7 or 8 yrs. old and I took them off the wood blocks so I don't know the names. I love Hero arts and when I worked at the Paper Garden the owner, Bridget, used to let me order all the time. so I have lots of them. I used a Ranger distress markers to ink the stamp then sprayed with water and stamped on watercolor paper. Then I cut it out with Spellbinders nestabilites "Floral Ovals". I embossed it and then used "Peeled Paint" distress ink around the outside. I used Cuttlebug "Tropic Blooms" embossing folder on a piece of very light violet paper, and distressed it with "Dusty Concord" distress ink, and cut it into 3 pieces. I adhered the strips to an olive card spacing evenly.
I wrapped a piece of yellow ribbon around it and the mounted the flowers using dimensional tape. I added a bow and a banner. The Happy Birthday is from Inkadinkado # 97629 Expressions and Frames, and Ranger archival ink. 

The second card was also created using Hero Arts #LL072 Peeking Posies set. I stamped the posies in Ranger archival black ink then using my watercolor pencils I colored the flowers. I fussy cut them out and then I decided they needed to be out lined in black to make them pop. I used my black 
Uni-ball Signo pen. I then added some Hero arts gemstones "CH113" from my stash. I used a
Martha Stewart border punch for the edge and distressed it. A little ribbon and the sentiment is from Hampton Arts (jb0198).

Card 2

 I will be entering Card 1 in
                                             Tuesday Throwdown Tic Tac Toe 
                                             Simon Says Fabulous Florals

I will enter Card 2 in           Simon Says Fabulous Florals
                                            Addicted to StampsPhoto Inspiration
                                            Love to Scrap It Takes Two


  1. Such a lovely card! I like the added dimension! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

  2. Absolutely beautiful cards, love your blending and how you have done the flowers on both. Just perfect

  3. OMG!! These are really gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM!

  4. so pretty! I am so glad you played along with the
    mojo monday sketch!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  5. Karen, these are lovely! Fun to see some older HA stamps again - they are timeless, aren't they? Thank you so much for joining us for our "Fabulous Florals" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    1. I love all my stamps from HA the old and the new, but these are some of my favorites. Thanks Lin

  6. Beautiful, elegant cards, Karen! The gem stones on the second card add just the right glam. Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  7. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  8. Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry and we hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Julie DT