Many of you participated in the Cards For Kids drives and there is a new opportunity to support others with your creations. This particular drive is near and dear to my heart. It supports the elderly in nursing homes whose lives need a bit of cheer. This past year my Mother had health issues that had her staying in a skilled nursing/nursing home facility for awhile. It broke my heart seeing so many people that nobody seemed to visit and who needed joy in their lives so badly. My Mom came home but so many of the people there never do. I watched small gestures like a hello or a smile make a huge difference. You can find details here.
This year there are all kinds of stamps with birch tree winter backgrounds. I love this Hero Arts set. It has great greetings on it.
I love how big this one is and that I can use it as a 6X6 or cut it down like I did for today's card.
For this card I used the large background and the Season's Greeting stamp from the Hero Arts set. I colored the bird in with a red Copic marker and then stamped it and colored it a second time. I cut it out, covered it in Glossy Accents and put a dimensional dot under it.
Supplies: Hero Arts kraft notecard; Prussian Blue Colorbox Chalk ink; Hero Arts cling set (link above); Impression Obsession cling stamp (link above); Glossy Accents
I opened this from my friend Heather and it instantly made me smile. Isn't it fantastic? I love how she reversed the stamping of the grid black on white and vice versa. So striking. And those butterflies -- wonderful -- and all covered in glossy accents. Thank you Heather
I had this Hero Arts stamp out for something else and decided to throw together a card. I have seen alot of cards with stamping on patterned paper and I thought this stamp lent itself to it really well.
Supplies: Cardstock, Ribbon, Hero Arts Wildflower Garden CG170, Bo Bunny Welcome Home patterned paper, Diamond Stickles (flower center), Glossy Accents (on top of the Diamond Stickles)
I must admit that this card was inspired by someone else's but I don't know whose it is! (have it in my idea file) I loved the simplicity of the design. Added one of the cute My Favorite Things images.. love those.
Supplies: My Favorite Things Better Get Better set, Corner Chomper, Cardstock, Memento Black Ink, Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E35, E47, E57, E59, E55, E37, E41, E34, YR21, YR23, R20, BG15, BG18), Glossy Accents (for heart), My Mind's Eye (Hattie Stella Rose)
I just got home from a crafting retreat with old friends and new. There is something about being with other people who share the same passion for stamping and crafting that is good for the soul. What a talented and kind group of women. I'm very blessed to have spent the weekend with them.
Here is one of the cards I made using the Lawn Fawn On the Mend set... I've had it for awhile and finally got around to using it. It is fun seeing what you can do with a small, cute image.
Supplies: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found patterned paper; Hero Arts Large Canvas Stripe stamp and Hero Arts kraft notecard; Corner chomper; Ranger Detail Clear embossing powder; Versamark ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic markers (110, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y28)