Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's a Party - Hero Arts and CPS

Hero Arts stamps is the sponsor for this whole week at Card Positioning Systems blog, sketch #110. Hero Arts Blog just celebrated their 1 year birthday of having a blog and so the party continues. I was able to select a set of these adorable DOLLS, the WOODGRAIN background stamp and this amazing BOLD FLOURISH stamp. I had so many ideas for using them so I am going to post a new card every single day this week! Be sure to come back to get a peek!
This is the card I created to go with this weeks sketch. I turned the sketch on it's side. The beauty of working with sketches is to take some inspiration from what you see and make it your own. I did heat emboss the doll so that those solid black areas would be shiny and more intense.

The flourish stamp was stamped with the white stamp pad and embossed with white embossing powder. Again, this step makes the image more intense. I then cut out the entire flourish.
I have a couple hints to share:
I stamped the image on's, Cryogen White, Curious Iridescent cardstock. The more I use this paper, the more I LOVE it! It stamps so clear and crisp and it is perfect to heat emboss on. It works so nicely with the Copic Markers too. The paper itself feels like velvet and it has a slight sparkle although that sparkle doesn't really show once it is colored.
I have used a number of white stamp pads and I just love this one from Joann's stores. It is very wet so that you get a good amount of white ink.
The middle of the flower on her dress has a rhinestone accent for a little BLING.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Create Joy
Stamps courtesy of Hero Arts – Wood Mount/Woodgrain Pattern, Wood Mount/Bold Flourish and Clear set/Four Dolls
Patterned paper – Hampton/Porcelain collection/Basic Grey
Coluzzle oval template
Scallop scissors
White embossing powder - Judi Kinds
White stamp pad - Joann's Craft Essentials (my favorite white stamp pad)
RhinestonesAncient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap


SmilynStef said...

Love love love what you did with that flourish ... fabulous card.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very unusal and I like it... love the paper too

~amy~ said...

LOVE this card...

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous Linda. Love the swirls behind the image. Hugs from Desire

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful card! I love those Doll stamps, they are just so cute!

MsOktober said...

This card is adorable. What a joy it will be for whoever gets it :)

Renée said...

I LOVE that flourish!! Awesome card, love the colours!! TFS!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

absolutely gorgeous card Linda :) and love the stamp!!! {I have these too and aren't they adorable :) } ♥

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow I love your card.

Our Little Inspirations said...

How cute! I love the gemstone on the doll and that wood background looks great!