Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hero Arts Bird Ornments

Stamps: Hero Arts Design Block Flourish and Seasons Greetings sentiment

Here are some bird ornaments I made with a Hero Arts stamp I enlarged with a copier. I cut each bird from mat board and then colored with Distress Inks. I then used the Flourish stamp with Versamark on the body of each bird and then used gold embossing powder (white/silver embossing powder was used on the lower bird). For the wings, I used the Seasons Greetings sentiment from Hero Arts and stamped it all over each wing in gold ink (white for the lower bird). I then punch small holes in the mat board to thread the ribbon for hanging. Closer bird shots below. TFL!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn pears

Stamps: sentiment and design on pears - PaperTrey Ink, pears - unknown

Here is another autumn card. I used this pear stamp though I have no idea who made the stamp since I bought it used. I stamped the pears on a gold patterned paper and then again on a green patterned piece. I cut each image out and then paper pieced the pears and leave together on a third patterned paper. I then added some distress ink to the leave and then more to the pears to add deeper color. I added an additional design to the pears with a design from Papertrey Ink. I adhere all of this to a medium brown card. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in brown ink to the bottom of the card. TFL!

Monday, October 25, 2010

An enhanced autumn leaf

Stamps: Hero Arts - Design Block Flourish and Purple Onion - Seasons

I was out for a walk this morning and found this leaf. I thought that I would try and emboss it and it worked!
I decided to used Judi Kins egyptian gold embossing powder because it has some additional sparkle to it. What I did notice is that the heat darkened the leaf a bit but not enough to worry about. Once it was complete, I used Glossy Accents to glue the leaf to the ivory card. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink. A very simple card where the leaf is the star. TFL!

Detail of embossed leaf

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I won Magenta's heart!

Click on the Magenta image above for their post about my card.

Thanks so much Magenta!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I came across this post named Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and thought it would be a great place for me to post this floral card I made with hundreds of overlapping circles. I cut each circle with a 1/8" circle punch from patterned paper that I enhanced with Distress Inks. I posted this project on my blog last month, after I originally finished it. It had a black vase since I just couldn't punch any more circles. After I saw this post today, I dug the card out and finished it off with a white vase that I dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. TFL!

Detail of the overlapping, tiny circles. *Please click on the image to see the detail.