Saturday, October 13, 2012

90 Minute Scramble

Yesterday my best bud scrapping pal and I went to the local scrapbook expo in the morning then attended a crop at our local scrapbook store...well as local as it gets these days.  We are both about 40 miles away.  I always check out the clearance section. I found 3 Hero Arts stamps/sets that I didn't have.  All were 50% off so I grabbed them quickly. It was a long but fun day. 

Today was another 90 minute scramble at the Hero Arts Flickr group.  I love these challenges.  It's hectic and I don't over-think my card.  The theme of the scramble was Black card background.  All of my new stamps would work with this theme, so they got inked up.  My first card is for my best friend of almost 40 years.  Her favorite color is pink...I love pink and black together.  

The background was stamped and heat embossed with pink powder, matted on pink a pink card base. I then took a shadow stamp and inked it up with black (boy do I wish I had not left my Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Maryland !) ink and stamped it on pink card stock. I added pearls which I colored with Copic markers to the flower centers. The image was cut leaving some pink showing so it appears matted; then it was attached with foam squares. I think its a super sweet card and she will love it.

My next card...yes I got two done in the 90, minutes was fun and happy. 

Flowers (again HA) were stamped using Hero Arts neon inks onto white paper, fussy cut (ugh) and attached to a black card base. I found some sparkly dots in fairly close colors and put them into the flower centers.  I wanted to get the sentiment to be a neon shade too...but so hard with a black card base.  So I used some bright green pp, and stamped in black. I though the sentiment fitting for the silly happy flowers.  Thanks for making it through this wordy post.  Have a great weekend. 

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  1. Beautiful cards! Love how bright and cheerful the flower card is!

  2. So pretty! And what a find for 50% off! That's really cool you have a BFF for that long! The person I've known the longest is my hubs, 12 years :)


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