Today, September 15, 2014 is my 2 year blog-anniversary. I am so enjoying making cards and sharing them.
I also am so thankful for the blogging friends I have made these past two years. You are all kind, talented, and absolutely wonderful! Thank you for your support, visits and kind comments!
To celebrate, I have made two cards for you my visitiors...and I will have a little give away of some crafty items as well, just leave a comment by Thursday 9-25 at 11:59 pm edt telling me how long you have been crafting---and what your crafting start was.
A winner will be announced Friday September 26th, 2014.
I used the Hero Arts Etched Flowers stamp for the main image for both cards. I used distress markers and Canson 140 cold press water color paper for the image. On each panel I colored the stamp and then stamped it. Next I softened it by adding water with a brush. I wanted a soft feeling to the image. The second card, uses only the large flower image from the stamp, stamped repeatedly.
The first card is mounted on SU and Bazzill card stocks, the MFT sentiment is heat embossed with HA embossing powder, and a bit of DMC floss for the bow.
The second card is overlaid with vellum mounted on a Hero Arts card base that was heat embossed with gold thin strips from Stampendous. The sentiment is from SU, the pearls are from Martha Stewart. The gold string, is on an unmarked spool.
Both of these panels were made while Hubs and I were in Maine for a week. He had a seminar to attend and we flew up a few days early to play tourist. We did some sight seeing, and I will leave you with a picture of some of my favorite trip images.