Friday, August 17, 2012

Playin' With a New Stamp

I'm so glad it's Friday, aren't you?!

I've had this Square Pattern background stamp from Hero Arts for awhile now and finally had the chance to play with it last night. After making one card, I didn't want to stop, so I ended up making three!

I'm entering this first card in the challenge at A Blog Named Hero - to use kraft. I stamped the Square Pattern on the kraft panel with Hero Arts' Soft Brown Shadow Ink. The die-cut flowers are from Memory Box. It's their beautiful, Hibiscus Flower die. I colored them with Copics, then sprayed them heavily with Perfect Pearl water.




This second card is for the Hero Arts challenge this month, using one of the sketches they provided. I white embossed the Square Pattern this time, then masked off each side of the panel before coloring it with Tombow Markers. The extra three squares are suppose to be handmade buttons - not sure if I pulled that off! :)



And finally, a card I created for all the nurses who took care of my son while he was in the hospital earlier this week. (You can read about that here.) For this one, I again white embossed the Square Pattern. Then I pounced some Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with Perfect Pearl water and smooshed, twisted and rubbed the embossed panel into the mix - love these colors together!


I want to thank all of you for the sweet comments you left on the post about my son. I really appreciate all the love and concern! He is doing so much better now - more energy and feeling like himself again!

Enjoy your weekend! :)

34 comments:

Tina said...

Dear Barb, I just read about your son and I am so happy the worst is over. I can see by your cards, that you feel better too, since they are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero with your gorgeous hibiscus card.

Dawn said...

WOW Barb ~ I've not seen this stamp before but you really have made it work for you. I think I need to get it!!!! All of these cards are stunning.

Donna Bowman said...

These are gret Barb! I love the contrast of the flowers on the first one and those buttons are super cute! BTW I love your blog header!!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Just beautiful, Barb. You have certainly mastered Copics!! I've eyed that square pattern stamp for a while...think you've pushed me over the edge! Going to have to get it:)

joy said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Barb! I love that background stamp (they just keep coming up with them, don't they??) The colors of the last one are just beautiful together. Glad your son is feeling better now.

Jeanette M. said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I love the way you coloured those flowers! And I love that background stamp.
I'm glad to hear your son is feeling better. :)

Lin said...

Love them all, Barb! Looks like your creativity came roaring in along with his return to health! I think you just sold me that stamp :)

Lynn said...

So glad your son is doing well Barb. I love this trio of cards...way to highlight the versatility of the stamp. The first one is my favorite love the neutral paired with the gorgeous colors in the flowers.

Annette said...

Sorry your son was in the hospital...I hope that he is doing better...your cards are amazing and the nurses are going to love them..that is so sweet to make them a card...

jintyoo7 said...

Amazing work with this stamp - love every little detail, I think going forward now - I will always think of this stamp as "yours" :D

Nancy said...

How wonderful to see your fabulous mojo is working overtime! These cards are simply spectacular....you used so many great techniques and each one is so perfect! Loving those cute square buttons too! The nurses will love your cards and your thoughtfulness. Can I just say your Hibiscus flowers are phenomenal...looks like you fussy a photo!

Mary Dawn said...

you've made me regret not getting this stamp! and i love how you colored the hibiscus dies! thanks so much for playing along at A Blog Named Hero (i'm glad your son is feeling better)

Karen B. said...

Your first card is so beautiful and striking, great ribbon treatment! And your second card is much to fun.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, you're on a roll! That hibiscus card is stunning!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards Barb and so happy he's doing much better!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful cards Barb! Sorry to read about your son. I had a crazy week too, so didn't have time to make cards. Ended up on jury duty and having to be a jurior for 2 days. Crazy.... So glad to hear your son is doing better. I was diebetic when pregnate with my last son so know it first hand. Take care!!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Absolutely amazing! love your cards - and now I'm longing even more for my sq bg stamp to reach my mailbox!!!!
Hugs, Karin

Maureen Morton said...

I am finally back and this was my first stop! How wonderfully busy and creative you have been! Developing multiple masterpieces! Love what you've done here, Barb. The hibiscus card brings back so many wonderful memories of Hawaii - you captured its beauty! Love what you've done.

Elizabeth Allan said...

I can see why you couldn't stop creating cards Barb... your mojo was in high gear. Three great designs showing how versatile the stamp is.

Kathy (krolski) said...

I haven't seen that stamp yet. I love all 3 cards, but the 1st one is my fav! So pretty!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous designs Barb! You have really made the stamp shine!

Greta said...

Wonderful stamp--can see why you kept making cards with it! These are all terrific, Barb!

Linda said...

Barb, I always love love LOVE your cards and this one is no different!

I hope your sons health continues to improve!

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

Linda
xxx

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Love to see how you used one stamp in different styles!

Nina Yang said...

You are an enabler Barb! You made the square pattern look so cool!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love what you did with that retro square bg, Barb! And great hibiscus flowers - love them!! Glad your son is doing well!

Debbie said...

They are all great!!! I think I really NEED (LOL) that background stamp.

Cathy A said...

Great cards, the first is my favorite, just love the splash of colour from the flowers, it is amazing how a new stamp can inspire you!

sheila said...

All three of these cards are fabulous Barb...I am just loving that stamp! The hibiscus' positively glow....just beautiful. I am so glad to hear your son is doing better too.

Sue McRae said...

You've really showcased this background stamp wonderfully Barb, love each design and your hibiscus flowers are gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Oh these are so beautiful Barb! Love what you created using that background stamp. That Hibiscus flower die is amazing!

Tracey said...

LOVING all these cards Barb!! I just ordered this stamp and now I REALLY want it to arrive soon!!! So glad to hear you son is doing well now....that must have been a very stressful time for you both...HUGS TRace

donna mikasa said...

What a gorgeous set of cards, Barb! I received this stamp as a prize and I was a little overwhelmed but you've certainly inspired me to ink it up! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Joy said...

These creations are a true masterpiece, you have inspired me to get out my new stamp and create...gorgeous..hugs