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).

Card1 
Card 2


 I will be entering Card 1 in mojomonday.blogspot.com/
                                             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

19 comments:

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

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

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

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


    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  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!

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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