I'm also excited to share a couple of new cards and I'll start with one that I had actually created yesterday, but was too darn tired to post last night. It's an "all digital" card and the entire card was created with digital papers, elements and even my sentiment was a Hero Arts cut file, that I bought a while back in the Silhouette store. I really love working with both digital and standard stamps and images and often will combine the two.
It's a fun little Hello card and everything "except" the card base, is a digital printable or cut file. I create all my digi/hybrid card in "Microsoft Word" and it's as simple as deciding which background papers I wanted, then I add them to a blank document and continue adding until I have chose all my backgrounds and the image I want for me card, which in this case is the pretty flower. Both of the patterned papers behind the flower are Hero Arts Digital background papers. I then layered on the flower and printed out my papers directly onto some good quality cardstock. I used a Epson Matte Presentation cardstock for this design, but you can pretty much use any cardstock you like. Once my print was done, I then trimmed down the "printed" papers to the size that I wanted for my card and layered them onto a "Shallow" Notecard. The Hello sentiment, a Hero Arts Cut File, was cut on my Cameo in white. I actually cut almost a full sheet of assorted sentiments, all on the same piece of white adhesive backed cardstock. That way, when I need one, I can simply peel it off and stick it to my card, or color it and then add it after it dries. It's so easy to do and you can make a card in a matter of minutes.
My next card also started out as a simply "Digital File" another of the fun flower files I own from Hero Arts. It was also printed directly onto some quality cardstock and was ready to use for this card, which was inspired by the new "Purple" challenge over at "Addicted to Stamps". Woohoo! You can only imagine how excited to see the inspiration image and as soon as I did, I knew I wanted to make a card that was "primarily" all purple.
I chose two elements from the photo for my card --- the color "Purple" of course, although I chose a more violet-blue shade and flowers, because of seeing the flowers on the front door!! I started with my digi image which I printed first and then cut down to the size I wanted for my card. I then stamped on a cute "Thanks" sentiment, which is one of the fun Simon Says Stamp exclusives. I used my favorite "Grape Juice" Shadow ink and then added some matching sequins. Next, I added that to a pretty piece of matching cardstock and then using foam take I popped it up off of another layer of "WoodGrain" cardstock and then finished it by adding it all to a snow white card base! A very simple yet pretty "clean and layered" look, which I hope you'll love.
After I finished that card I actually created three more, but you are going to have to wait a bit to see those. Two will be featured in an upcoming 90 Minute Hero Arts Scramble that I'll be hosting over at Hero's Flickr Group on Sunday, August 10th, at 1 PM EDT. Everyone is welcome to play in the scramble and all you have to do is the join the group, which you to do HERE! It's OPEN to everyone who loves Hero Arts products, like me and many others. I have fun little theme in mind and the two cards I created today with help inspire you, if you play along!! I really hope you will!
And the third card is for a new Design Team project coming up very quickly over at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog. Please stay tuned as we have some fun and exciting news that will be shared very soon. And before I forget, you still have time to take part in our current "Linky Party" for the month of July and you can find all the details on that on the a2z Blog here!