Friday, July 10, 2009

Adding details

First of all, did you notice my new banner? We just returned from some time in Oregon and while we were there we drove on a little tour of some covered bridges just out of Cottage Grove. Talk about photo ops!
Second, be sure to get a good peek at this amazing layout on the Core'dinations blog. It was found on the net, Core'dinations is on the lookout for good things like this!!!
Now to my card for today.
The challenge at the Hero Arts blog for this week is to create "travel" related cards using stamps and you can use or photo or not. Since I have so many great photos from trips we have taken, I pulled out a photo of one of my favorite lighthouses on the Oregon coast, the one around Bandon. I just printed it out pretty small so that I could use it as an accent on my card.
This card also shows off my very newest scrapping/stamping purchases. The cloud stamp by Hero Arts, the wave border punch by Fiskars and the scallop border stamp that comes in a set of borders, also by Hero Arts. I stamped the cloud background stamp on plain white cardstock with blue ink. Next I took a blue color of Memories Mists spray and gave it a couple spritzes. Next, I accented the cloud designs with White 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip. This paint is actually designed for decorating fabric but I have found that it works wonderfully on paper projects and it can be just the most perfect little accent.
This close-up gives you a good peek at the wave border, the stamped border and the little accenting I did on the bottom edge of my card by making lines in the Core'dinations cardstock with a Scor-Pal tool and then sanding the paper. The Bon Voyage stamp is actually a larger rectangle then what you see here. I just punched it into a circle and inked the edges some.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

BON VOYAGE/LIGHTHOUSE card
Materials:
Cardstock –Core’dinations
Cloud background stamp, Clear border stamp, Bon Voyage stamp – Hero Arts
Versamark black stamp pad
Ancient Page stamp – Clearsnap
Circle punches
Memories Mist sprays – Stewart Superior
Brads
Wave border punch – Fiskars
Scor-Pal tool
Sandpaper
White 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip

12 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh Linda your new banner is GREAT! What a fabulous bridge!

And your card is wonderful too! I do love that you used your own photo on it!

Anabelle said...

I LOVE the new banner! That is a gorgeous photo. And super cute, card. I love how you layered the wave and scalloped borders and of course I love the photo. Hope you had a great trip. ;)

Jane Wetzel said...

WOW...I REALLY LOVE THIS CARD AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT...just gorgeous..TFS

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my, I just love everything about this Linda! Absolutely beautiful!

Your new banner is gorgeous!

(-: Heidi

Andrea Amu said...

Linda, I love covered bridges, so I immediately noticed your banner picture! Fabulous!

Your card is so neat too... love the way you did the clouds here!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love your new banner.. what a great photo. What kind of a camera do you have? Awesome pictures. Love your lighthouse card.

p a t t i said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love all the detail you put into it.

Lea L. said...

Lovely card Linda!

~Lea

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I sure did notice that awesome new banner! In fact, I thought I might have been at the incorrect blog at first. :-) Love it! Looks like Oregon was a beautiful trip!
Love the cards too as always Linda!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I love this! The sketch and whole design is so neat! The new little kitty is adorable, too!

Godelieve said...

You have such an eye for detail! Love those little dots you made on the clouds. Such a wonderful card!

Joan B said...

another gorgeous creation. love those painted clouds!