Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The same but different

Since I'm still enjoying my last day off before returning back to work for a couple of days on wed and thurs, I thought I would take a break from coloring and do some real stamping.  When I was at Archivers a couple of weeks ago, I picked up the new Hero Arts catalog.  I find their cards are fairly simple - not a lot of layers, ribbons, embellishments etc, but they do have some good ideas. 

So with saying that, I saw this idea for a Sympathy card.  Although this type of card is the least favourite we like to make, it seems these kind are the first to sell from my card baskets.

These worked up fairly fast as well.  The background was done with distress inks as well as the leaf stamp.  After stamping I trimmed up the image, then went around the edge with my gold kylon marker, then layered it onto a piece of cream.  No glitter required for these cards but I thought it needed something, so I added a little bow using my bow maker (love that little tool!).

That's it for today.... back tomorrow with a Bella card... and she is cute!!!


Carla Murphy said...

Wow they turned out beautiful! Is the rectangle in the back a shadow stamp? Love that leaf stamp - you did a beautiful job on these!!

LindaH said...

LOVE that leaf stamp! holy cow! and funny, i also pulled out my gold krylon pen the other day. been so long i had to dust it off!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Simply Gorgeous..... there is nothing I like better than a simply elegant card. I will definitely give this a try ...... thanks so much for sharing.