It's been awhile again - I guess I'm not a devoted blogger. Oh well, I do what I can....
I've been busy this weekend working on Christmas and other cards. It was great to be in the crafting mood! Today I'm sharing two cards I made this weekend - first a birthday card for a special friend and then a Christmas card.
My friend Virginia is celebrating a special birthday. She's having a virtual party and we've been busily uploading cards to our Flickr group. Virginia was a Hero Hostess when I first joined the Hero Arts group. She was very kind and encouraging, plus she makes fabulous, inspiring cards! Hope you have a great birthday, Virginia!
This card uses Out of Print Papers from Basic Grey, #s cut on the Silhouette (Snap ITC font) and stamped with Hero Arts Flower Dot Pattern (loooove this one). I matted the #s on Hero Arts Big Ticket - another fun stamp I've used a lot.
This next card developed from various parts and ideas roaming around my head. I started with the blue background piece I'd been playing around with. A la Jennifer McGuire from her 2011 Holiday Card Boot Camp, I covered cardstock with Broken China Distress Ink (inkpad direct to paper). Then I put Picket Fence Distress stain on Hero Art’s Artistic Circle design block and stamped the blue piece. I had a bit too much stain and the design spread out - didn't like it and set it aside for a week. Then I had the thought to overstamp with the holiday text. Hmmm, I liked it. Mounted on a predesigned card base from Michaels (comes in a pack of 24 with 2 designs - this snowflake and a green with dots). Was playing around with my Silhouette and decided the caroler silhouette image would be great here. Cut it out using a piece of Basic Grey Out of Print paper. The finishing touch is a grungeboard shape from Tim Holtz. I’ve been faithfully following his 12 Tags of Christmas – not that I get any tags made from his inspiration – but I thought his Christmas Star would add a lot to my card. Painted it with gold paint and spritzed it w/Perfect Pearl mist.
Thanks for stopping!