Thursday, April 15, 2010

more Win A Day cards

Hi all! Here are a few more cards that I made for my day on the Hero Arts blog, but they weren't chosen to be featured. Here are two cards made using the gorgeous Starburst Lace stamp.

I stamped the Starburst Lace image with VersaMark then added T!m Holtz' distress embossing powder in tattered rose. This was the first time I used T!m's distress embossing powder. I wasn't sure if I was doing everything right since it works a little different from regular embossing powder. I do like the irregular colors and the rough texture.

I used the watercolor technique for this card. I used tattered rose distress ink and spritz some water on it before I stamp the images on the paper. I then brushed some Perfect Pearls on the images when the ink was still wet. I love the beautiful shine the Perfect Pearls gives! I also stamped one extra image and cut out the middle part, then added it to the card for some dimension. The sentiment that I used for both cards is from this set.

For this card, I clear-embossed Designer Woodgrain onto the tan card base. I then stamped the Silhouette Grass using the watercolor technique with T!m's distress inks in peeled paint, tea dye and walnut stain. The sentiment is from this set and the border punch is this one by Fiskars. Finally, a more manly card from me. I couldn't resist and added some beads to the ends of the twine though. =)

That's all for now. Hope you have a lovely day!


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
for vertical Starburst Lace "hello" card:
card bases, stamps: Hero Arts
white cardstock: Neenah Solar White
inks: VersaMark
embossing powder: Tim Hostz Distress Embossing powder

for horizontal Starburst Lace "hello" card:
card bases, stamps, pearls: Hero Arts
white cardstock: Neenah Solar White
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
other: Perfect Pearls

for Silhouette Grass "thank you" card:
card base, cardstock, stamps: Hero Arts
inks: VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
border punch: Fiskars
twine: Papertrey Ink
beads: Michaels
embossing powders: Stampendous

24 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Hi Alice! Love your non chosen Win-a-Day cards! They're all just gorgeous! I almost did the same thing with the Starburst Lace like you did...love the shine from the Perfect Pearls!

Ellie A. said...

WOW these were not chosen get out.. They are so beautiful :) That is one way to bring a nice hello to someone and thank you indeed. Happy Thursday darling!

Lin said...

Thanks so much for sharing these cards! So fun to see your take on these images. How do the Hero artists ever choose?

Peet said...

oh, they are so gorgeous, Alice!!!

Clare said...

These are so pretty! I love the lace card - the colors are so pretty, and then the placing of the pearls is wonderful!

BabyBokChoy said...

I received sevearl bottles of TH distressing embossing powder 3 years ago, and I have yet to open them, lol... sad eh? but you are motivating me. Tim has videos on how to heat it, it is different from normal embossing powder, something about cooling or whatever... hmmm... Thanks for the explaination of that character for me, that in Japanese, that's a girl, nevertheless, there's one freaking billion of us who will have a heartattack if they saw my page of my kids with "Niang" next to them, I'm the Niang for crying out loud! LOL

Tiffany said...

So gorgeous Alice, I'm really getting mesmerized with everyone using the starburst lace stamp, so pretty!

Dotty Jo said...

Beeeeutiful! Love that starburst lace stamp and the T!m embossing powder gives a great effect, Jo x

Jacqueline said...

Love your gorgeous starburst lace cards - so versatile - your designs are so effective!

Tasha said...

These are really beautiful and elegant Alice
love tasha xx

AnitaRex said...

Love the cards, and the techniques you used to create such pretty cards!

Amy said...

Beautiful cards Alice! I especially love the second one with the subtle woodgrain effect and the beads on the twine look fantastic!

1LuvnMama said...

Alice~
These are wonderful! I luv your wheat card! :)

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards, Alice. You have so many lovely entries, I guess they couldn't pick them all. Every time I see that starburst stamp, I like it even more!

Jessica said...

These are lovely, Alice!! I don't think I've ever been to your blog... I must say your creations are stunning. TFS :)

Stamping Cafe said...

Love them, Alice!! You cards are always fabulous and you ROCK on you special HA day too!! Congratulations, I'm so proud of you... my friend!! Hugs!!

Jane said...

GORG-E-OUS!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh so wonderful! Love that wheat card! :)

Courtney Baker said...

Wow fabulous cards girl!

Diana said...

Especially love the lace cards. BRAVO

Jill said...

BOTH cards are so elegant and special! I just love EVERYTHING you create!

~amy~ said...

such pretty cards Alice...I'm trying to play catch up on my google reader! Love that lace image...

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous designs and beautiful designs.

Pam S. said...

lovely Alice!
TFS!
Pam Going Postal

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