Friday, January 7, 2011

"Inspired By" Card

Hello, friends!  Today I have several cards to share.  This first card was inspred by the card on the front cover of the new 2011 Hero Arts catalog.  I used a pink Hero notecard and stamped the Cling Dots backgound on it using Soft Rose shadow ink.  The flowers are Blush Print from the Hero Hues collection.

Hero Arts Materials Used:  Cling Dots (CG139); Happy Birthday To You (C2526);
Hero Hues Blush Print flowers (CH205); pearls (CH136, CH137). 
Other: Leaves from Studio G i*cling Graphic Leaves.

The next card also uses the Cling Dots background on a blue Hero notecard.  I embossed the Wild Flowers in white and used distress inks to color the background.  I finished it off with ribbons and gems from my stash.  (I need to do more of THAT this year!)

Hero Arts Materials UsedCling Dots (CG139); Wild Flowers (K5404);
Other:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Nestabilities Labels 8, pearls, ribbon

I did the same as above for this card, but I used a card from a We R Memory Keepers Urban Window: Restoration set I have and I left off the ribbon. 

Hero Arts Materials UsedWild Flowers (K5404);
Other:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Nestabilities Labels 8,
We R Memory Keepers Urban Window: Restoration card, pearls

My final card is inspired by the cards on page 47 of the 2011 Hero Arts catalog AND uses the masking technique (part of their current challenge this month).   I absolutely LOVE one-layer cards and have a lot of fun masking to create depth.  I stamped the typewriter using Punch chalk ink, then masked it and stamped the two backgrounds.  I added some color using distress inks and  used light gray marker around the typewriter and paper to create a subtle shadow.  Final touch: black enamel accents on the typewriter wheels.

Hero Arts Materials Used:  My Type(4) (CG280); Dots and Flowers (S5213);
Designer Woodgrain (S5208); Punch chalk ink (AF180)
Other:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Inkssentials black enamel accents

That's it for today; I hope to be able to stay awake long enough to participate in the Hero Arts 90 Minute Scramble tonight, but it is at midnight...not sure if I'll make it!  Thanks for stopping by...have a good one!


  1. Hi Judy - These cards are great. I especially love the first one with the pink dotted background. Like the way you creatively rounded one corner of the card and the panel. Also like the pearls in the flowers. The distress ink embossed cards are one of my favorite techniques.

  2. Judy, these cards are all so beautiful! I love your take on the catalog cover! The pretty floral ones have such a soft, delicate look and the last one is so fun! Love the woodgrain with the dots and flowers! Congrats on taking the plunge into blogland! (I left a comment on your first post too.)

  3. Wow, Judy, you have been busy! Love the beautiful colors in all of them, but I think the first is my favorite. Love seeing your cards on your very own blog!

  4. Hi Judy! Welcome to blog land! I adore alll 3 cards, stunning colors. My favorite is the middle one, something about how the blue shades go so well together and the added pearls and ribbon! Beautiful!

  5. Wonderful cards Judy! I was taken by surprise seeing a link to your own blog...woo hoo! How fun :)

  6. How awesome to see all your beautiful cards in one post! Gorgeous---all of them!

  7. Judy, these are simply gorgeous! Always love your cards and so happy to see you've started a blog! Yay! :)

  8. These are gorgeous, Judy! Your floral cards are all so beautiful and your one layer typewriter card has such amazing depth!

  9. Hi Judy, So many fun & pretty all the blooms and the polkas! Isn't it fun to look back? Thanks so much for helping me celebrate my blogaversary!


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