Saturday, August 15, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You and Hero Arts sketches

Just in time, I finished a card using the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch for this week.
I love these Little Yellow Bicycle papers I picked up recently.

The sketch has a little square element in the bottom corner of the card and I thought a fun accent would be a tiny card that would open. The papers are 2 sided so that makes this even more fun.

Hero Arts posted four sketches this week and I had time to create with one of them. Plus this gave me a reason to pull out these super cute cupcake stamps again.

The paper on the cupcake is colored with Copic markers. The frosting was coated with Aleene's Paper Glaze for a neat epoxy look and then I created the dots on the frosting with a brand-new-to-me product, Tulip's Fashion Bead Paint. It makes the neatest pearl-like dots.

I created the lines in the pink Core'dinations cardstock with a Scor-Pal tool and then sanded the lines and the edges. I love the look this gives what looks like just plain cardstock.

Remember we have a new kitty in our house? I took this yesterday and I'm not thinking she looks a whole lot bigger then when we first got her, but I am sure she is. She is such a "people" cat. She has to be near one of us almost all of the time!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials: Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations

Patterned paper and punch out die cut – My Little Shoebox
Cupcake, greeting and lacey border – Hero Arts
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Bead paint - Tulip
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Rhinestone – Mark Richards, Inc.

Materials: Cardstock – Vintage/Core’dinations

Patterned papers – Traveler/Little Yellow Bicycle
Corner rounder punch- Fiskars
Rub-on words – Deja Views
Flower punches – PaperShapers
Fashion Bead Paint - Tulip
Powder Puff Chalk inks – Quick Quotes


Laura Davis said...

Wow beautiful work Linda! Love the kitty pic too :) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful cards and such a gorgeous pic of the new addition to the family.

Joan B said...

awesome work. I particularly LOVE the first card. You've used that paper beautifully.

cheryln said...

all your work could not be more fabulous!!! I just love seeing your creations every time!

Heidi Van Laar said...

wonderful cards Linda! I love that tiny card on a card and the dimension on your cupcake is just fabulous!

(-: Heidi

Stacy Milford said...

love your cards! very cute! & cute kitty too! congrats on making the top 5!

Debbie said...

Great cards, I really like the little card on the "across the miles card". And you kitten is adorable! Love the little orange/tan nose. What is her name?

Katrina said...

great cards!! I have a hard time with them...but you rocked these!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh, Linda! These cards are beautiful! I LOVE that ribbon on the first card!!

dstandard said...

Awesome cards! Any your little kitty is adorable!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! These are all awesome cards, you do fantastic cards/creations!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Your cards are amazing! And your little kitty... I have a cat just like that (but she is over 8 years old ) )