Monday, April 23, 2012

A card with a view - A Blog named Hero challenge

So I decided to participate in this challenge to create some cards with die cut windows.  What fun!

So here goes ... card #1:
I took the Hero Arts Studio Calico lattice background stamp
and stamped it with Jenni Bowlin speckled egg ink.  I then die cut the clouds with my new Wplus9 dies (Wplus9 Hearts and Clouds dies).   
I stamped Studio Calico grid pattern background stamp with Colorbox silver ink and inked up a HA Friends sentiment with Jenni Bowlin spice tin ink.  Finally, I mounted the front piece with  foam dots for some dimension onto an Enchanted Evening card base.  All done!
Oh, I forgot to mention that I did ink up the edges of the card front with the speckled egg ink from Jenni Bowlin to add a bit more definition.

Ok, card number two was really hard to capture on film  Not only are my photog skills horrible, the lighting is BAD in my place ... especially at night!  Enough excuses, let's see the card, right?
I took an Autumn Leaves card base (from a set I got at Walmart) and inked up the Studio Calico Alpha Pattern cling stamp with Fresh Tuscan Olive ink.  I then stamped the butterfly (PTI) in Fresh Lilac ink.
I die cut a double ended banner die (PTI) and stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Everyday Messages in Jenni Bowlin spice tin.  I filled in the space with a Versamark marker to define the area.

And here is my final card for this challenge:
I have a fabulous crafty friend who sent me this STUNNING hexagon embossing folder from Craft Concepts.  Isn't it gorgeous?  Thank you so much, Gayatri!  I inked it up with Fresh pear ink and ran it through my Big Kick.  I love the subtle letterpress technique it gives.
Then I die cut a heart from my new Wplus9 Hearts and Clouds dies and added a layer of Hawaiian shores cardstock that I had stamped with Hero Arts Studio Calico lattice background stamp in Jenni Bowlin speckled egg ink.  I added it behind with some Tombo Mono Multi glue (this stuff rocks!).  I stamped the xoxo from the Hero Arts Everyday Messages set using some Jenni Bowlin spice tin ink.  Some foam dots to attach it to my white card base and there you have it!

Supplies:
You inspire me
Paper: textured paper from stash, PTI Enchanted Evening
Stamps: Hero Arts Studio Calico lattice background stamp, Studio Calico grid pattern background stamp, Hero Arts Friends sentiment set
Ink: Jenni Bowlin speckled egg and spice tin, Colorbox silver
Misc: Wplus9 Hearts and Clouds dies, foam dots 





Just saying hello
Paper: Autumn Leaves kraft card (with matching envelope in set)
Stamps: Studio Calico Alpha Pattern cling stamp, Hero Arts Everyday Messages
Ink: Jenni Bowlin spiced tin, Fresh Tuscan Olive and Fresh Lilac
Misc: PTI Double ended banner, Versamark marker



xoxo
Paper: Staples 110lb white, PTI Hawaiian Shores, textured cardstock from stash
Stamps: Hero Arts Studio Calico lattice background stamp, Hero Arts Everyday Messages
Ink: Jenni Bowlin speckled egg and spice tin, Fresh pear ink
Misc:  Wplus9 Hearts and Clouds dies, foam dots, Craft Concepts hexagon embossing folder, Tombo Mono Multi glue

6 comments:

Gayatri said...

Beautiful cards, Cara! Glad you like the embossing folder. I particularly like the second card for the background stamping. BG stamping is beautiful.

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Great cards! I love the different ways you used a window. Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Leigh said...

Very pretty and creative, Cara!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS cards Cara each and every one!!!
Have a GREAT day!

carol (krillsister) said...

these cards are great. Love them all. That embossing folder creates a beautiful background.

Mary Dawn said...

love your window cards :) thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge #2 at A Blog Named Hero