Friday, February 24, 2012

Kissing Technique Challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

Hey there, everyone!

Happy Friday! We've got a brand new challenge over at Lily Pad Cards, and it's sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

The challenge this time is all about kissing! You know. . . . .that fun technique that gives such a cool effect! I love this technique and don't do it often enough, so let's get right to the card I created.

I used the pretty cling stamp from Hero Arts called, Flower Bird Garden, inked it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, then kissed it with the Hero Arts Music Background, which was inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Then I stamped it on my paper and colored in the flowers and birds with markers.

I popped the panel onto a piece of textured, yellow cardstock, after adding the ribbon and sentiment tag.

So, what are ya waiting for?! Head on over to the pond to check out all the details of the challenge, and to see the wonderful cards from the rest of the DT. It's such a fun technique, I know you'll all want to play along!

Have a fun weekend! Thanks for coming by today - I so appreciate it!

Hugs and "KISSES!" (hee, hee!) :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Love, Hate Relationship With Mondays.

Hi there, and happy Monday!

I love Mondays because I usually have the day off from work. I have done nothing but play with inks and stamps today, and have loved every minute of it!

But there is a flip side . . .

I also feel guilty because nothing, and I mean nothing else, got done! (At least not yet.) I've got about two hours now to get my butt in gear, clean up the house a bit, do some laundry and make it at least look like I did SOMETHING today, before my hubby walks in the door! Shhhh, don't tell him! :)

Anyway, I'll share a couple of cards I made with you. This first one uses the Hero Arts Newspaper Tulips. I stamped them with silver ink and clear embossed. Then stamped again, using second generation stamping, to achieve a shadow effect. I do love silver and purple together!

I was inspired to create this next card after reading Marcy's discussion thread, over in the Hero Arts Flickr pool. It discusses "off the edge" cards, which are so fun to make!

I used Shari Carroll's fun coloring technique, and finger painted Broken China and Vintage photo inks, onto the white embossed, Newspaper Flower, also from Hero Arts.

Here's another angle of the card so you can see what it looks like when opened.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful, crafty week! :)