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Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Scramble and more Valentines

Happy Saturday! I spent the early morning making more Valentines with the EK Success Disney die cuts. Then we had a Scramble over on the Hero Arts Flickr group - timed activity to create a card based on a theme - which ended about 12:40p my time. I'll share that bit first.

Karen hosted the Scramble and her theme was a bit of a challenge - use your oldest Hero Arts stamp (by that I took to mean the first one I bought) and then use a household find to make your background. If time, you were to make a second card with some new Hero Arts item. Well, if you know me, you know I'm quick at Scramble time - I was able to fulfill both old and new. I photographed the cards together; the one at left has the old stamp, a sentiment woodblock stamp I bought in 2000, and the one at right has new stuff from January 2017 My Monthly Hero.

Old and New
Supplies: Paper - Tim Holtz watercolor, Neenah Solar White, scrap of My Mind's Eye patterned, 
DCWV glitter, Hero Arts Floral Mix Cards
Ink - Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry and Embossing Ink; Distress Marker - Wilted Violet 
Ranger Archival Watering Can (Wendy Vecchi) and Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - White Embossing Powder
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die
Hero Arts DI348 Heart Confetti Fancy Die and dies to match stamps from January 2017 My Monthly Hero

My background for the "old" card was made by inking a paper towel and applying it to water-spritzed watercolor paper. To reinforce the diamonds in the pattern I went back randomly and pressed the moistened paper towel to the paper. I had white embossed the sentiment for a resist effect but had to go in with heavier color on a sponge to get it to show up. Here's a photo of the inked paper towel:

paper towel background

I really liked how the background turned out. For the second card I enjoyed using a new background die and cutting glitter paper. Now I have a bunch of bitty hearts to glue on other project - a bonus! I'm adding this to the "Anything Goes" January challenge at a2zscrapbooking - thanks for the reminder, Greta!

Now back to more Valentines for Cards for Hospitalized Kids... Funny how we get excited by a certain product - I'm just loving these Disney princess die cuts!! It's such fun making Valentines with them. I'm really going to have to get more boy ideas because I now have 12 girly cards and 9 boyish ones.

Disney Princess Valentines
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Spruce & Wild Rose Folded Cards; Lawn Fawn papers
Die cuts - Disney Princesses by EK Success; large hearts from Hero Arts DI334 Nested Heart Infinity Dies
Stamps - Shells from Hero Arts CL383 Antique Engravings 
sentiment from Hero Arts CL954 Many Everyday Messages

There are 10 princesses in the EK Success package - I'm betting I'll made a card with each of them before I'm done - LOL. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Rosemary said...

how clever to use the paper towel to make your background, linda!! the resulting card is lovely, as is the second one!

Arlene said...

I remember that wonderful sentiment stamp. Wonderful cards.

So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Greta said...

Both scramble cards are great, Linda! What cute Valentines for the kids!

Jean said...

So much fun!! Great technique.

Chark said...

love the heart bg die in glitter! and those valentines are fab--thanks for playing along at a2z Scrapbooking!

Whimsey said...

OK; I have never seen the paper towel background - that's flat out brilliant! Love the softness it gifts to the background. And that big purple glittery background? Swoon!!

Thank you for playing along at a2z Scrapbooking! ~Michele, DT

Cindy C. said...

So clever and creative!! The results are unique and beautiful! Glad to see your cards in our Anything Goes challenge gallery at a2z.

stampingandstitching said...

Wow gorgeous and creative Scramble cards, Linda! They are both so pretty and have such great details. I'm always amazed at what you do in 90 minutes of scrambling - well done. Love what you did with the paper towel! As for your Disney Valentines - ADORABLE!!

creative lady said...

So creative, thanks for sharing and joining a2z Scrapbooking!

foleysfriend said...

Love the beautiful sparkly background of the second card. I love how it makes the bouquet the main focus. Thanks for joining us at a2z.

sue n.

Monica Maier said...

Love the cards and how you used the paper towel to create a background! Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking! ( Ariel is my favorite princess, love those cards too!)