Saturday, September 10, 2011

Window Cards

I've been having fun creating window cards for this month's Hero Arts contest. This first one uses their So Thankful clear set. I stamped the little acorns on patterned paper, colored the images with Copics and paper pieced them. The pumpkins and sentiment are also from the same set.




For the second card, I played with different colors of Perfect Pearls mixed with water. I first white embossed the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern on a piece of white cardstock. Then I sprayed 3 different Perfect Pearl-colored water, using Perfect Bronze, Forever Green and Sunflower Sparkle. I really love the shimmer! After the piece had dried, I used an EK leaf punch. I wanted to keep the rest of the card very simple so the leaves could take center stage.



Here's another photo, taken inside with a flash, to show more of the shimmer.




Thanks for stopping by! The weather is still amazing. Suppose to be 86 degrees today and 88 tomorrow! Come on Summer. . .keep hangin' in there! Have a great Saturday, everyone! :)

27 comments:

Brenda said...

These are beautiful Barb! Love the little acorns you stamped all over the notecard! And I adore those sparkly leaves, so beautiful! It's beautiful here at the moment too, but I hear that the opressive heat and humidity will be back next week!

Virginia L. said...

You have been so creative, Barb! Love the first window card--so cute! The shiny leaves in the 2nd card are beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you did it!! Enjoy the fine weather!

Lisa said...

How precious are these little pilgrims?? :) Such a cute window card! And the shimmery leaves on the second- m-m- good!!
Hope you're still on the upswing Barb, and feeling better each day!

joy said...

Both of these cards are winners in my book, Barb! I love those shimmery leaves on the second card and the little pilgrims are just adorable!

Debbie said...

Those pilgrims are so cute! They are perfect in a window card!!!

Donna Bowman said...

What an adorable window card Barb!! Love the pilgrims!!

Barb said...

beautiful cards barb! the coloring/paper piercing is perfect...love lil miss pilgrim peeking thru the window! barb xo

susanne said...

These are beautiful Autumn cards, I love your window with the lady pilgrim looking out ... so sweet! I love the acorns on your background paper ... you created such a pretty pattern! These leaves on second card are so pretty, I love the Autumn ... leaves and all! Sending you hug!

jintyoo7 said...

Hi Barb, beautiful cards on display display. The shimmery leaves are quite spectacular. How big are they? Love where you photographed the leaf card too, with the trees in the background. Have a lovely weekend.

MarcyK924 said...

GORJUS!!!! The shimmer REALLY shows well in the last photo, Barb!!

Dawn said...

what gorgeous cards Barb. Love your leaves. I've just done something similar for my autumn card ~ loving the glimmers.

Donna said...

Barb,
Love your window cards, they are so pretty!!
Hugs
Donna

Rosemary said...

adorable window cards, barb!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, I love BOTH window cards! Those little pilgrims are so CUTE and I love the embossed leaves on the second card. Hard to think about fall when it is in the high 80's, isn't it?!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love them both Barb!
and I think FALL suits your style ;-))

Anne said...

Both of these are absolutely adorable Barb!! Some time soon it will start to cool down and actually feel like fall here :)

walchowDesign said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the second one especially those shimmery leaves and the highlight on the sentiment is perfect on the window!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Windows into your creativeness Barb! Love each design. Thanks for the extra photo of the leaves. They really sparkle and shine!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your first card is so adorable! And your 2nd card is a shimmery beauty! Wow, gorgeous!
It's in the 80s here today too! Yay! Love this summer weather. :)

donna mikasa said...

Great window cards, Barb! I especially love the peeking pilgram--so cute! The glimmery leaves are so gorgeous, too!

78thistles said...

Such a cute first card and love the shimmer on those leaves for your second card Barb! Nice job on your window cards ;-)

kath said...

gorgeous cards as always barb and lucky you still having summer..we are fast heading for winter...hugs kath xxx

CanadianScraps43 said...

Oh this is super. I haven't ever tried one of these window cards before. This is so cute with that sweet little couple. Love the fall colours and stamping here.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I love both of these cards. Your first card is adorable and I love that stamp set (I have the set, but haven't used it in awhile.) Your card with the leaves is gorgeous. Love the shine and the color. Great job.

I am glad that you liked the card that I sent you and I hope that you are feeling better. Take care and God bless. Hugs

Tiffany said...

Beautiful autumn cards, Barb! Love the tiny little pilgrim stamps, I remember that set, so adorable! I'm glad you are feeling better my friend and hope you will be fully recovered by Scrapfest time!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic autumnal cards. The leaves are pretty with the glimmer. Love the little pilgrims and how you have her peeking out the window.

Karen said...

Two fabulously Fall cards!! The pilgrims are darling but I LOVE the technique on the leaves! So beautiful!