Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Creating a Scene and Saying Hello

Hello, friends!  Just stopping by with a card I made for the Hero Arts August Challenge this month:

I watched the technique video by Shari Carroll (see this link) and immediately thought of all of my Hero Arts stamps such as my pretty little house and the new bird I received in a recent blog candy prize from Vera Yates (Ling).  I stamped the Clouds with Soft Pool shadow ink, then stamped the Home With Flourish in Punch chalk ink.  The sentiment is from the Clear Design All Occasion Messages set.  On two different shades of green cardstock (one is Bazzill dotted swiss) I stamped the Designer Woodgrain in Grass chalk ink, then I used my Martha Stewart grass edge border punch.  I used the Martha Stewart fence edger punch on pale pink cardstock (looks white in the picture but looks pink in real life!) and adhered it across the grass.  Finally, I stamped the Sweet Bird image and did it again on yellow gingham paper, cut it out, and adhered it to the card.  Here is how my little scene using a creature (a bird is a creature, right?) turned out:      

I also want to share a few quick cards I made yesterday during a visit with my crafty sister-in-law. (Thanks, Jen...that was FUN!)  I had some pre-stamped and pre-cut designs (balloons, bird, cupcake) in my stash, and I made a few quick cards using the trusty Hero Arts Clouds stamp and a few others you may recognize.  I like to have a variety of birthday cards on hand for the multitude of birthday parties my kids go to!

(Sentiment is from the Big All Time Greetings clear set; balloon is a Studio G $1 stamp)

(Sentiment is from the Truly Appreciated clear set; branch is Long Stem Blossom; bird is Sandylion)

Here is a close-up of the bird's eyes...I used little black gems.

Notice the subtle Music Background in white on the kraft card and the Friend Definition stamped behind the cupcake. There are so many versatile Hero Arts background stamps!  I find that no matter what stamps I use on my cards, I always seem to use at least one Hero Arts stamp.  Love them!

Ok, enough ramblings for today.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness, your on a roll chicka! I so love the scenery cards. The fun and whimiscal feel to eac one is fabulous, but that birdie one is made it's way into my heart. I love that little angel. So adorable. Wow. Thanks for sharing my blog candy here. There is more up now if you want to take a peek. Sorry the badge is so big. If you go into that post again, I made the image smaller so folks could add it to their sidebar. Thanks a bunch. Your a real sweetheart. Hugs.

  2. Sure looks like you had a fun time together...the HA cloud bkd is my fave too :)
    Love your little house scene too.
    Jenny x

  3. What cute cards Judy! Oh, there's no way I can even say I have a favorite one! Their all just too darn cute! :) nice work, and thank you for your comments on my blog!

  4. Fabulous cards, Judy! Your scene on the first card is great, and I adore that sweet little paper pieced bird on the third card. It's just adorable.

  5. WOOOOOOOOOOOOWZA! I love all these cards! I really love that birdie with the black gems for his eyes! I love how large the image is:) Great job on all!!!

    THANKS so much for making my birthday extra special:) BLESSINGS!

  6. What great cards Judy! Love the little scene you made on the first one.


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