Friday, March 11, 2011

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

I made a couple of  cards for the Hero Arts Monthly challenge here. This month the themes are Birthdays and Stamped Envelopes and the technique is Layered Backgrounds.

Shari Carroll has a layered stamped background technique video here that looked like a lot of fun so I pulled out some inks and stamps and came up with these cards.
There's lots going on with the focal panel. There's some embossing, stamping, swirly ink application and watercolour stamping. I really like how this turned out with the blues and red/orange shades.

This card also has the same techniques going on except with a different stamp.

I loved playing with this technique and getting all inky! Hope you give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the stamps, love the colors, love the designs. . .both so beautifully done, Sue!

  2. WOW! Such vivid and magical colors, love the depth of the layers!

  3. These cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

    Love the color-combos and your choice of stamps!

  4. absolutely gorgeous cards, Sue!! such pretty colors and wonderful techniques. love love love these!!

  5. Another beautiful use of the colors on your backgrounds and striking main images. Fabulous cards!

  6. This is such a pretty card, well done! I have just come across your blog and love your creations. I would like to give you a blog reward, go to my blog and get the details,


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