Friday, July 6, 2012

a dynamic duo

let me just say real quickly, i love the challenges going on at a blog named hero are so fun to participate in, because they're unique, and they almost always challenge me in some way! which is awesome!!! i made these two cards for their most current challenge - stretch your stamps! :) 

the stamp that i used two ways is the envelope pattern background (bog old honking wood stamp!).

the first card i made is one of my favorites! i love the colors, the sentiment and the cas-ness of it! :)

i 'kissed' the background stamp to one of favorite hero arts stamps, the row of houses! i love how it adds texture to the houses! :) each hose was cut out and popped up. then i layered some washi tape towards the top and stamped right on there with the sentiment from sky's the limit. LOVE that red raspberry distress pad from tim holtz! it's SO vibrant! 

the second card is a similar layout, but totally different feel! i'm not in love with it, but i do like the color combos. :)

i used the envelope pattern stamp and stamped right on my washi tape! then i stamped the sentiment (from woodland creatures) right on top of that! i also used the envelope pattern on the 'grass' interpretations. 

the little raccoon (so cute!) is paper pieced and popped up , along with the little flower. :)

i had a lot of fun with this challenge, and got super inky along the way - always the sign of some fun! :)


  1. So fun! I love how you used the big 'ol background stamp for some accent pieces! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero. I'm glad you like the challenges!

  2. dang it can you believe i don't have that envelope pattern!? your cards using it are great :)

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  3. What a fun pair of cards--i love how you used the envelope pattern! Really gorgeous :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    A Blog Named Hero

  4. Cute cards! Love the way you used the washi tape to stamp the sentiment. That envelope pattern is one of my favorites, and I love what you did with it! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!


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