I thought since I had to make a confirmation card today I would keep to this one layered challenge that is going on over at the Hero Arts Blog. I wanted the card to be simple, but pretty. I knew I wanted it to be mostly white and you just can't beat those embossing folders for adding so much for doing so little. I used this cute little Hero Arts stamp that I actually won once just leaving a comment months back. I thought it would be perfect for this card. Thanks to my friend Mindy for the "my Faith" mini stamp set! I really have a hard time doing simple, but I really liked how this turned out. I will be duplicating this card again, maybe for a wedding! :O) I probably don't really need to explain this because it is so simple, but I embossed the botton side, stamped by heart and my words. Added my ribbon, then stickled my heart.... yep simple, but lovely and quick! I placed a nice bible verse inside and added the heart in there too!
Thanks for looking!
April 4, 2009
April 3, 2009
In celebration of Hero Arts Birthday Blog, there is major celebration going on over there. One of the challenges was to do a one layered card. Tough thing, I must admit. So, since this is truly a challenge for me I thought I would give it a try.
Soooo.. I wanted a kind of springy elegant card, I guess I have spring fever. I bought this stamp a few months ago and have yet to use it. I guess this is kind of it's unveiling for me. LOL.. It is an ArtCard Stamp called Decorative Birds. I inked my stamp with four different inks. The flowers are a mix of Colorbox Orchid Pastal and Dew Drop Perfect Plum. The branches are ColorBox Lime Pastal and the birds Color Box Chestnut Roan. I actually stamped the image twice, the side on the left was the second stamping and I just did not ink the birds or the sentiment and then just added some more flowers and branches (plus I also flipped the image). After stamping I then outlined the stamped design with a 05 Millennium Zig pen. I then added a sparkly blue chalk for the background/sky. Inked my edges with the lighter pink and brown. Used a threading punch from Fiskars and wove my ribbon through that and added the bow and pearls to finish this off. I would not normally even think to do a one layered card, a little more challenging for me then a layered card, but, I do like how this turned out. I think I will do a fun one layered card now. umm..... off to look at stamps! (also, thanks for making me think outside the box!)
OK... my good friend Ami just gave me a site I can upload this and you can now click on this image and it will take you to a much larger picture and then just right click on that image and it should save a nice big/original clear sized download for you... or just click on this post title and it will take you right there also... hope this helps and you can just replace that grainy one!! THANKS AMI.. you're the best!
ok... I just figured out that my cupcake template does save the way I told you, but it is not so great as being clear in image. I am soo sorry. Blogger must really resize the pic and so when you saved it even though it appeared to save ok, when you go to resize it/blow it up/expand it; the size it is grainy and probably not clear. So first if you know anything about how I can upload something so someone can download it in it's original size, could you please educate me there with an email. In the meantime, if you saved this and are not pleased with the clarity of the template, please do send me an email and I will email the template to you per your request... so please "do" ask, really no problem and maybe I can get this figured out so future postings of templates will work for you correctly! Thanks.....
Posted by Nina at 12:27 PM
March 29, 2009
Here is the template that I made yesterday. I promised I would make a one page template of it for you, so here it is. Please remember this is my original template, so please feel free to use it for your personal use, although I know it is not a complex template I still took the time to make it and then post it here for your use, so please be so kind and give me credit for the template when you use it and if you would please give me a plug and link to my blog your creation if you post a card you have made from it anywhere. I would hope you would honor that. If someone else would like a copy of it, please direct them to my blog to retrieve it and leave me a thanks. It is always nice to get some kind of feedback or just a thanks for sharing. So, I believe you should be able to right click and "save picture as" to your file. Once saved you can open it up in your program and adjust the size. You can also open it up in WORD and adjust the size there too if you don't have a special program. Then just print it off. Thanks for stopping by and I would love to see any creations you have made. If you send me a copy of your cards I would love to post pictures of them here as well as a link to your blog so think about it and I promise to post them here with the my template! ENJOY and remember to come back, who knows, maybe I will post a template every few weeks!! I'm creative that way c'ha know! (((smilie smilie)) PLEASE SEE THE BELOW POST FOR A FINISHED CARD USING THIS TEMPLATE..