I just love the cross stitched sentiments and sweet houses in this set, don't you? I started by white embossing the sentiment, then overstamped with the Tiny Ink Spots background from Hero Arts using Picket Fence Distress Paint from Tim Holtz. I didn't like the dots around the letters so I took a bit of alcohol on a cotton ball and wiped it off in a swirling motion, leaving a bit of white. Then I masked off the sentiment and restamped a bit off the first stamping to get a blurry snowstorm effect. I cut a stitched hillside with a die from Lawn Fawn, stamped and cut out my houses, added some string - done.
This next one started as a CAS on a white card base. Ugh - random ink on my acrylic block blobbed on my white card! So I cut the panel down to a small rectangle and matted it; adhered with foam tape to a red card base stamped with a cling background Notebook Paper from Hero Arts. Put a piece of Scotch washi tape behind the house image and some tiny gems on the flowers - done.
That was my morning, other than a quick trip to Target for a "few" things (which always ends up being more things!!). Then this afternoon, we had a Scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr Group. Leni hosted and offered us the theme of using an animal on our card. I was very excited with this theme as I've been trying to design a Valentine around this darling little dog from a Hero Arts clear set called Life is Not Perfect. Besides the fun sentiment for the doggie, another fave in this set is "It takes a long time to become young" - so great on a birthday card. Here's my Valentine and I hope my friend Heather's son Adam doesn't see this one - it's going to him next month!!
I used a speech bubble from a Hero Arts cling set called Psst! but it was a bit long so I cut it down and hand drew the left and right edges. The postage stamp heart is from a cling set called Untitled Hearts - love this one, especially for Valentines! The patterned papers came from My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad Happy Day, except for the red strip at the bottom - that's a bit of Basic Grey Evergreen - who says you can't use Christmas paper on a Valentine :)
Well, it's been a crafty day so far. I'd better head back to clean up the mess - Scrambling tends to make a big one! Thanks for stopping!