Monday, December 31, 2012

Swirl with Flowers

Older stamps often get neglected so I thought I would use one of my faves from Hero Arts for this thank you card.
My plan was to make a card in under 10 minutes for CAS-ual Fridays Dashing Thru the Holidays Challenge and boy did I cut it close. 9 min. 42 seconds. Phew!  The part that took the longest was getting the ribbon on and tying a bow.  Mental note, don't use ribbon when trying to make a card in a hurry.

I quickly inked my image in Distress Inks sprayed with water and stamped onto the paper.  It's a great technique if you're in a hurry.  Instead of looking for card stock to match the Distress Inks, I swiped Peacock Feathers onto white card stock and stamped the Letter Writing on top, a perfect colour match.
I'm also entering this card at Ellen Hutson LLC Hero Arts Wood Take 'n Make  challenge and for Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

Wishing everyone a fabulous New Year's Eve!


  1. Perfectly lovely card. Did you use the DI pads or the markers? Sure did a wonderful card with the technique. Love the bit on the bottom...really sets off the flourish. TFS & Happy New Year. Hugs

  2. So pretty & fresh, Sue! Love the multi-colored stamping on the flourish. Happy new year to you!

  3. Love the way you stamped that pretty flourish, Sue! Such a gorgeous color combo too!

  4. Love seeing the older HA stamps paired with a wonderful inking technique. Your self made patterned paper is gorgeous, too!

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  5. Love the way the colours are mingled on the stamp and the little pearl centres are fabulous! Anita in France :)

  6. LOVE this color combination and design! :)

  7. Beautiful layout, colours and images. Thanks for all the inspiration in this pretty card.

  8. Beautiful card and technique! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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