Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hero Arts April Challenge

Well, I've managed to squeak in a card for this months challenge over at Hero Arts. The theme is to create a project for the ladies and I was also inspired by the sketch provided.

Here's my project, a pocket card that holds a gift card.
Sue McRae HA April 2013

For the large flower I coloured some vellum with alcohol inks and white embossed the image. I did some tone-on-tone stamping for the pocket and background and added some sparkle with two stripes of Glitter Ritz (the photo doesn't show how pretty the glitter really is).

The large sentiment is from a set called Made with Love. Love the large size of the images and the mix of fonts. I attached the gift card onto an embossed tag which can be pulled out from the pocket. Oh, I also dyed some May Arts Silk Ribbon with Distress Stains for a custom colour (which isn't as vibrant as in the photo).

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate you taking the time to leave comments!


  1. Your card is stunning! I love your use of vellum and alcohol inks ... and how fun to have a pocket for a gift card!

  2. Love the alcohol inked vellum! Great idea!

  3. Love this, Sue! Happy summer colors!

  4. Such awesome colors, Sue and that vellum flower is gorgeous! Such a creative take on the sketch!

  5. Oh wow !! this is so beautiful ..i just love the colors and the tone on tone stamping !!

  6. Simply stunning! Your photography is pretty amazing too!

  7. Wonderful gift card and great mix of patterns too. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!


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