Friday, January 14, 2011

Hero Arts Week Day 5

My last sympathy card using the same inks and clear sets:  With Sympathy CL476,   Delicate Leaf Clusters CL477.
  1. Stamp the background by inking the Classic Fabric Design using a combination of Rangers Distress Ink Scattered Straw and Tea Dye over a rectangle mask.
  2. Sponge inside of the rectangle mask the using the same dye inks. 
  3. Remove the mask. Stamp the sentiment using the Versafine Vintage Sepia. 
  4. Stamp the leaves using the brown pigment ink.
  5. Stamp bird using the brown pigment ink and sponge with distress inks. 
The second card was created using the really fun Just Saying Hi CL502 set which has sweet sentiments to pair up with the fun telephone images.

The vintage phone was so fun I decided to pair it with the  Circle Lace and the Vintage Variety and Quality.  The doily is stamped using StaZon on vellum. The background was stamped with grey ink to create a soft background.

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I hope you have a lovely weekend!
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  1. I love the delicate leaf cluster, must put that on my wish list. Stunning card as always and the second card has a wonderful vintage feel, great images. Always a joy to pop by and see your creations, Tracy Evans x

  2. We all need sympathy cards, and you have given us some great ideas to use this set. It's been a great week!

  3. Beautiful sympathy card, such lovely colors! Love the vintage phone!

  4. Having been too busy to get online for a couple of days it's always wonderful to come back to your blog Sue. Five lots of stunning inspiration waiting for me today, all of them totally gorgeous.

    Love the Classic Fabric Design on the first one.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Very nice ideas to use this stamp for Sue - wonderfully inspiring week!

  6. Beautiful background for the leaf image!

  7. such a beautiful sympathy card today Suzz~ I've ordered the scattered leaves stamp as a result of seeing all your beautiful cards. Love your telephone card too... so much texture

  8. Such a classy sympathy card.. Just love that background and how the leaf stamps in the foreground pop!

    Wonderful to see your work this week:)

  9. both cards are beautiful, but i love the vintage look on the second one. the vellum layer add such depth. love love it, Sue!

  10. Lovely sympathy card and love the second card with the doily background and old fashioned feel!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE that hummingbird--beautiful card! And that old fashioned hello---ACK! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Great job, Sue!


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