Last week Jenniferon the Hero Arts blog showed a number of kissing techniques. So I had to do some kissing of my own! :-) I love the look and a card really needs very little else in my opinion. In case you missed it -- the way I did this was stamp the background image with Soft Leaf Shadow ink. Then I used a script stamp and stamped it in a brown ink. Then I "kissed" the two stamps together and then stamped the background image on white cardstock. Easy!
Supplies: Hero Arts Layering paper (latte); Hero Arts Latte Chalk Ink; Hero Arts Flower Bird Garden cling stamp; Hero Arts Old Letter Writing stamp; Hero Arts Thinking of You stamp (sorry, can't figure out the set); Seam binding as ribbon; White cardstock
Another adorable Pure Innocence image (Better Get Better) .... I thought this would be perfect to send to my Mom. I also got the 4 newest My Mind's Eye paper pads (Gertie Stella Rose). These pads are wonderful -- love all of them.
Supplies: Hero Arts Cerulean Layering papers: My Mind's Eye patterned paper; Pure Innocence stamp set; Copics; Stickles; Glossy Accents; Black Memories Ink; EK Success small oval punch; Spellbinders oval and oval scallop dies
I needed to do some other quick cards today and decided to use the Hero stamp that is the inverse of the one I used yesterday. These stamps both make such elegant cards. For these cards I stamped with Distress Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I applied Distress ink directly to the paper to create a color that matched the background.
I'm back home after spending a week at my parents'.... Many thanks for the continuing prayers and emails. My Mom is about the same. We spent the week ensuring that she could stay in the care center she is in and advocating for her care to see improvement. We are optimistic that she is on the right track and in time will be able to come home. It was hard to leave -- wish I lived closer.
Posts will be scarce for a few days ... I am back in PA with my Mom. She is still struggling and is not yet home. It is so disheartening to see her take 2 steps forward and 1 step back. We are in the process of figuring out the next steps for her care. So hard.... I am thankful for a loving pet sitter who stays with my cats when I'm gone so at least I don't have to worry about them. :-)
with Taylored Expressions. Another great set from them that I couldn't wait to use. You know I love my Copics but I decided this one needed some colored pencils. I like the soft but solid look you can create with a little gamsol. And no I did not cut out all around that wreath. :-) They sell a die for it.
Supplies: Taylored Expressions stamps and die; Dot paper (NA); Hero Arts notecard, Grid stamp and Grass Hero Hues Chalk ink; Colored pencils; Gamsol; Ranger Glossy Accents
Well, I have a new card to post but the computer on which I loaded Photoshop just died. :-( And of course I can't find the disk for the program. So.... I'm waiting for the new disk to arrive and will post more cards when that happens and I can edit the photos of them. My photography skills are marginal so I can't post them "as is" or you'd say, oh my, that color is ugly! :-)
In the meantime, Kristina posted the prize winners from Round 4 of the Cards for Kids drive here. Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks for all of the cards you sent in. We will post details on our next card drive soon.