Friday, April 10, 2009

Another Hero Arts card and a Unity one too.

So, I have one last card to share for this week using my really cool and fun Hero Arts stamps. This time with the Four Dolls clear set.
I just loved this Graphic 45 paper to with the feel of the stamped and colored dolls.
I used the exact same doll and just stamped her three times, coloring each outfit a different color. Can you see the neat shading that I was able to get with the Copic Markers? And, is that border punch neat with this theme? It's my newest border punch!!! I added white dots to the flowers on their outfits using the White Slick 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip. I love how easy it is to use this product with the tiny tip it has. Each doll has a matching rhinestone in her hair.
And, now for my absolutely NEWEST stamps, my order that arrived this week from Unity. I LOVE THIS SET!!! My card fits with KWerner's Designs Color Inspiration challenge #48 for last week and it also follows the Card Pattern #9 for this week. Why not include a few challenges at once and I would have never picked this layout for a card without using that pattern!
1. The saying is stamped on the white Cryogen Curious Iridescent cardstock from Cut
2. I did emboss the frame, the words and the bird. I just like that the lines are more intense that way.
3. I did color in the border of the frame with a Copic marker.
4. I did add a generous coat of Aleene's Paper Glaze to that border and to the bird. I just love the dimension that epoxy type of coat gives.
5. Added dimension comes with using foam tape to add the frame and the bird.
6. I punched the border of three strips of the patterned paper and sanded those edges so the layers would stand out better. The pattern had three pieces of something on the card front.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock – Cryogen White Curious Iridescent/
Patterned paper – Graphic 45
Clear stamp set – Four Dolls/Hero Arts
Versafine black stamp pad and Clear embossing powder
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Copic Markers
White Slick 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Border punch – Martha Stewart
Machine sewing
Rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas

Cardstock – Cryogen White Curious Iridescent/ and other cardstock
Patterned paper – Woolworths/Hometown/October Afternoon
Stamp – Little Birdie set/Unity stamps
Versafine black stamp pad and Clear embossing powder
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Border punch – Martha StewartClear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Self-adhesive pearls – Mark Richards, Inc.Copic Markers


  1. Wow! Fabulous cards! YOu're making me think I need this new HEro ARts set after all!

  2. Really nice! I love the colors on the 2nd card - those have always been my favorite colors~! :)

  3. I love them both... love your shading with the copics... wish you would share how to do it...

  4. Cute! Love those little dolls!

  5. Oh My! I love that bird card. The layout, the ruffles and the colors - its perfect!

  6. Gorgeous card. You are so right in that the patterned cardstock works well with the image. Love the stitching around the border. Hugs from Desire

  7. 2 absolutely stunning cards! Love them!

  8. the punched borders in each card...dont know which card I love best!! great work! :)

  9. These are both super Linda. I have that hero arts set on my wish list, love what you did with it. The other card is soooo pretty, I love the 'frills' of paper lace.
    Happy Easter weekend
    Enfys xx

  10. Linda, I just received this stamp set in the last two weeks, too! Love what you did with it here, combined with some of my favorite OA papers! Very unique!

  11. Man, I am lovin' all your cards lately!

  12. Great cards! Love the Hero Arts dolls. TFS!

  13. Fun use of your border punch. Fabulous job with the color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  14. Your cards are gorgeous Linda~ I just adore those Japanese dolls!

  15. I just love those Hero Art images! They remind me of a nesting set of wooden dolls I had as a child. Linda, these cards are stunning!!!!

  16. Wow Linda, I loooove these cards! I do love how you used the border punch. You stamped those Unity keepers beautifully. Did I already say I loooove these cards?! :P

  17. Wow, that layering is such a cool look with that border punch, just makes me want it even more! :o)

  18. Both cards are beautiful! I love the layering with the border punch too!!

  19. Oh your bird card is JUST gorgeous Linda! Lovely work!