April 26, 2010

Hero Arts Club: Engraved Daisies

I was going to go to sleep early Thursday night before last (April 15th)...honestly I was, but then I began casually flipping through some issues of Somerset Studio I hadn't read yet and it struck me that I needed to make something.  The following evening (Friday, April 16th) I had a Hero Arts Club meeting (a monthly occurance) and Jane, our organizer, leader and teacher (she does it all and is terrific!) sends us off after each meeting with stamped images to create with to bring back for show and tell the following month.  {A little plug now.  If you are in the San Antonio area, are interested in anyway in Hero Arts or stamping this monthly club is wonderful.  You'll want to contact Stamp Antonio for more information.}  I did make something our first month, but March no such luck which made me think I should do something for April's meeting.  As I always need cards I decided to make one (I was contemplating other projects like an Artist Trading Card). 

I began with coloring in the Engraved Daisy image Jane stamped for us with some colored pencils.  I cut it out and then decided I wanted to try using the reverse side as a mask and applied ink using my ink blending tool.  In that way I had the beginnings of two different cards.  The reverse image I made into a bright, more graphic card and the card I created for the flower image I made softer with a bit of a vintage vibe.

Without further ado the cards:

Thanks for calling at the Hall!

Sending Love Your Way Card
Stamps: Engraved Daisy (as mask), Starburst and Sending Love Your Way (from Tree, Birds and Messages set), Hero Arts
Inks: Black Soot, Spicy Marmalade and Worn Lipstick, Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger Industries
Cardstock: Melon Mambo and Black, Stampin' Up!; White, Georgia-Pacific
Other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; Stiched Ribbon; Foam Dimensional Adhesives

Birthday Wishes Card
Stamps: Engraved Daisy, Heart Flourish and Friends Definition, Hero Arts; Birthday Wishes (from Giga Guide Lines set), Papertrey Ink
Inks: Pumice Stone (wonderful new color!), Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger Industries
Cardstock: Lemon Tart: Papertrey Ink; Earthstone and Sand, Neenah Papers; Pink
Other: Colored Pencils; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; Foam Dimensional Adhesives


Marge said...

Both very pretty, but I especially LOVE that second card!!!

Cardcrafter said...

I love your engraved daisychallenge entry for April! Very creative way to use that stamp! Thank you so much for joining the challenge! This is a terrific post!

Jacqueline said...

That second card you made is so beautiful - love everything about it!

Virginia L. said...

FANTASTIC takes with the same stamp! Congrats on being featured in HA Twitter, Shay!! Way to go!!
PS: Wish I could take the HA stamping class...sounds FAB!


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