Saturday, September 8, 2007

Warm Wishes

I normally don't post on Saturday nights. But I am expecting an order from Inkadinkado next week, so I might need a night off then. I get one day's grace a week, right? LOL!

The stamp used on this card is from one of my very favorite Hero Arts sets. I think this is probably the 5th sample I've posted from this set. You can see the others if you click on Hero Arts Cards on my sidebar, or if you go to the webstore where I have the stamp set listed. I have four of the samples posted there.

The stamp set is called Sweet & Simple Patterns . There are four stamps in this set, and you can make really easy elegant or fun cards with it, as shown by the samples.

This card was actually inspired by the ribbon. It's by Offray, and I found it at Wal Mart. Isn't it pretty? Twice I stamped Warm Wishes from the Plain & Simple Patterns set using VersaMagic Ocean Depth ink. Once it was stamped on light teal cardstock, then again on medium teal cardstock. I then embossed using JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. I like the depth that the clear embossing gives the ink.

I cut out just the sentiment from the lighter teal image and adhered it over the darker stamped teal image. Then I used a couple of colors of complimentary cardstock to layer. You know how I love layers!

The background is cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing template. After embossing I inked the grey side of a piece of Cut-n-Dry Stamp Pad Foam with the Ocean Depth ink to color just the raised portion of the embossed snowflakes.

This is really a pretty quick and easy card, but I think it looks more impressive than the time it takes to make it. I just love it when that happens! :-)

Thanks for stopping by tonight. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Cindy Stewart said...

Oh Michelle it is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are breathtaking!

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful, love how you colored the embossed snowflakes.

meemee48 said...

I have this embossed folder and intend to CASE this card. It looks gorgeous!