I wanted to create a card with a Spring theme and also wanted to incorporate some fun stamping techniques. I started by picking out one of my favorite Hero Arts background stamps (Leaf & Floral), and inked it with a combination of Blue, Yellow and Green Hero Hues inks. I then spritzed the inked stamp with a hint of Perfect Pearls Mist and stamped it directly onto a Sunshine Yellow card base.
The next thing I wanted to do was also make this a window card and I accomplished that by using a Spellbinder "Small Label" die set to cut out a window on the front of my card. I then lined the inside of my card in a matching green cardstock to add more contrast and color. Next, I created a border for my window a die one size larger for the same set. My friendship sentiment was stamped directly onto a some matching patterned paper, then cut out and adhered the window area of my card. I finished it off with a few matching flowers. Hope you like it!
I hope I have inspired you to hop on over and play along. If you are new to card-making or challenges, these are a fun and great way to practice card-making, coloring and stamping. The Outlawz Group is a fabulous free online group that offers a new challenge every day! I am honored and very happy to have been a member of this group since it's very first day. It's also a very friendly group of wonderful people who have a love for all things Crafty!! I am so excited to be joining this group on their very first Getaway Weekend being hosted this year in Baltimore.
This is going to be a fun-filled weekend where we all with have a chance to meet, take some craft classes and mostly have a lot of fun simply being together! We hope the event will be the first of many more annual gatherings and would love for you to join us. For more details, please go HERE! I am also including a copy of the Save the Date information! If you would like to be a prize sponsor for the event, feel free to contact me, for more details!!
Update: After seeing so many awesome cards being entered into today's new 'I Spy Something Green' Challenge at The Outlawz, I thought it would be fun to make a few more to add for FUN! I had spent all morning and part of the afternoon cleaning and purging more 'stuff' from my craftroom, and again I came across some more of the awesome Penny Black Stickeroos and used them to create all three of these new cards!
My first card is a fun little Birthday card for a sweet boy who will be turning 12 next weekend. He's the son of one of my dearest friends, and I'm so amazed at how fast these twelve years have flown by. I can still remember being at the hospital when her was born and he was one of the first babies I knew born in the year 2000. Where does the time go??
These are the other two cards and both of these, I actually like much more. I love the gorgeous floral themes and using these awesome stickers, makes it so easy to create some very quick and easy cards.
I hope I have inspired you to create something that shows your favorite shade of Green and look forward to seeing your projects over at The Outlawz!!