Tuesday, August 6, 2013


It is good to be back in my craft room...without a creative block!  Hubs and I went on a little vacation to Ohio to see his side of our family, and on the return trip we stopped at Niagara Falls for our 5th Anniversary celebration. The falls were stunning both by day and night. I especially loved the the lit up falls viewed from the Canadian side at night. A spectacular sight for sure.

We got back last weekend, and I have had a week of getting back to routines...and absolutely no card making mojo. Then I found out about the Stamp Your Story contest at Hero Arts.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make to submit to the contest. You have time to enter to, it runs til September 30th.

This summer hubs and I have attended several summer sunset community concerts here in Maryland. At one of the concerts I saw a young girl wearing a tank top that inspired this card. 

Here is my inspiration picture:

Those hearts, the neon, the black I immediately thought of the Brush Strokes stamp set!  I used some white textured card stock and took my small Hero Arts neon ink pads and created wide bands of color across the card. 

Next I stamped the hearts and arrow.  I cut out the "I" on the top panel, and adheared the "you" die cut (part of the Hero Arts Thank You Die) . I mounted this panel on a black card base with 1/8 " foam and then thought something was missing. 

I tried twine, a bow, leaving it alone...then added some black enamel accents.  Love!   

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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MS said...

Love this! I'm loving the brushstrokes trend right now. I'm glad you're back in the creative world! Happy Anniversary too :)

Sally said...

Beautiful bright, summery colors, Cat! Love how you took the inspiration from your surroundings! Glad you're back and found your mojo! Happy Anniversary to you!

Greta said...

Wow, Cat--this is one fantastic card! Love the colors & design--creative genius!

Kristi said...

Love it! A great take on your inspiration! I love how you die cut the 'I'♥