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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your special ones! I don't have any valentines' cards left to share. :) Instead I have still been playing with the green and gold color combination. I made these shamrocks which were very fun as they were kissed using two different stamps. The Hero Arts Artistic Windows and the Memory Box Shamrock. I still have to create two st. patty's day birthday cards for my brother and sister in law and to top that off they are turning 50 this year.

So the twist is to incorporate all three concepts into one card. We will see if I can come up with anything fun.

I inked up the shamrock stamp with the versafine olympia green and then placed that stamp face up and laid the artistic window ontop of it and removed some of the color. I then ended up stamping both stamps on white cardstock. Both stamped beautifully. I only used the green ones an saved the other ones for another time.
As you can see I repeated that a fewt times more. The background is the wood grain stamp from Hero Arts stamped using the Versafine Toffe. I then created a little wreath and added some twine and buttons.

The second card was inspired by the October Afternoon Farm Fresh Paper. It has a lot of fun patterns in the pack. This one reminded me of the Toffee color I have been using alot lately so I paired it up and stamped some flowers on the pattern paper.

I cut the flowers out and created my stem from the flourish ontop of the wood grain stamp.

Very simple card. Both are for the Hero Arts Challenge this month. St. Patricks Day and Flowers.

Well I hope you have a lovely valentine's day and that it is special!

I wanted to make a correction to my post yesterday, several of you asked about the butter cream embossing powder. Well... I was going to use my Zing Cream EB powder but decided to you my Ranger Adirondack Butterscotch embossing powder on the flowers on my card. Hence the Butter Cream. :O Ohh... Sorry about the confusion. Now I am doing it with my embossing powders. Used to be just the kids I am calling by each others names.

Suzz

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Sue, I'm amazed at your inspiration and talent!

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  2. wow Sue - wonderful cards! Happy Valentine to you, too!

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  3. Feliz dia para ti, Suz.
    Preciosas estas tajetas.
    Bss

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  4. You have never ceased to amaze me, Suzanne! Wow! What a ton of creativity you have!! Wish I can take a few stamping lessons from you!!! Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo PS: Dr. John gave me a Snoopy V. card (LOL)...he said it's something I can't/don't make :)

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  5. Definitely winning cards:) These are so beautiful!

    Happy V day!

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  6. Wonderful cards Sue! Love the arrangement of your lucky charms clovers! And a BIG Happy Valentine's day to you!!

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  7. Super gorgeous cards, Sue!! Love everything about them!!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you!!

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  8. Fabulous cards Suzz - you never fail to inspire and delight! Jo x

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  9. Hi Suzanne, What a unique St. Patrick's Day card, love it!!! The "thinking of you" card is charming, you always make such interesting flowers. Ü
    Barb in Texas

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  10. As always you come up with something very different and beautiful Sue. I love that wood effect stamp. Hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's Day too. You deserve it.

    Lesley Xx

    Lesley Xx

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  11. Gosh, I am very pleased to have found your blog! I love your work! SO much inspiration! WOW!

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  12. I like the woodgrained backgrounds behind both of them.

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  13. Love the woodgrain on each of these! Such warm, happy colors, too!

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  14. Lovely cards Sue - fun to see you use the wood background with different embellishments!

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  15. love the shamrock wreath and how you used the woodgrain stamp in both card! so beautiful and inspiring!!

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  16. I really like these cards, Suzz! Very creative! I've been looking for a 'wood grain' stamp, so I will go check out the Hero Arts website--thanks!

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  17. I wish I had your ability to imagine (and execute) so many wonderful designs. Wonderful job on all these shamrocks!

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  18. Suzanne, these are gorgeous cards. I especially like the thinking of you one. I'm going to send my sister a link to your blog as she likes to do cards with flowers. She enjoys seeing what other artists produce. She is a whole lot more creative in her thinking than I am.

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  19. Wow, adore both your cards. Your St Patricks Day one is spectacular - adore it.

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  20. Wonderful Cards SuZZ....Love them!!!

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  21. Hi, Sue! You are so creative! I love the kissed shamrock wreath card that you made! :-)

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