Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hero Arts & PDCC62

It's my Mom's birthday tomorrow and her cards always have to feature red so I decided to use the pretty colours of the Play Date Cafe Challenge #62. Originally, I saw the colours on my monitor as coral, kraft and red but now I see that it's coral, kraft and pink. I think I need to visit my optometrist! LOL

I (shockingly only) started my collection of Hero Arts stamps in December and really wanted to ink them up. I figured the best way would be to participate in the Hero Arts January 2011 Contest! Of the three contest themes, I was inspired by the middle card on page 14 of the 2011 Catalog.

I started by using the four cute little images from Sending Smiles to create a background at the top of the card. Then I used the big Happy Birthday sentiment on the focus strip. I created a banner by stamping six Friendly Flags, coloured them in with Copics and attached them to the card base. To finish, I added some tiny rhinestones between the flags just like the inspiration card.

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft & 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; SU Cameo Coral & Real Red cardstock; Hero Arts Sending Smiles; Hero Arts Friendly Flags; Vivid Red ink; SU Rose Red ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; SU Basic Rhinestones

27 comments:

~amy~ said...

love it to pieces Emily!!!

Lynn said...

Love it Emily! I just used this same set today....like yours more though!!!

Lindsey said...

This is awesome! Great use of the challenge colours, and I LOVE that banner! I'm sure your mom will be tickled... well, you know... :D

Monique said...

Love this Emily... Great take on the color challenge :)

Amy said...

I really like your banner! I saw this Hero Arts set this weekend but resisted! Lol

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful! Love the bg strip at the top and the banner! Great layout! You're Mom is going to LOVE it!

lynn said...

your mom will love this cute card, emily:) your copics coloring is awesome, too!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh your mom is going to love this and I love the banners!!!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful Emily, your Copic coloring is out of this world.

Janna said...

now this looks great!
Janna

Ujjwal said...

What a lovely combination of stamps, Emily!! loved it :)

Belleza Family said...

Happy b-day to your mom! same my daugther b-day Jan 5 ^0^.

the card is so cute also the color.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

This is a beauty! Love that little images stamped on top in one color, that works perfectly!!

Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

Ack! I love the banner, but that combo of tiny stamps up top? Total genius. Love it!

mustavcoffee said...

Hiya, Emily, This is fabulous, your mum will love it . It's so original and I love your clever use of colour. The banner is perfect:0) xx

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

how wonderful!! i'm love love loving that banner coming off the sentiment- so great!! :D

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fun use of the colors and I'm a little worried that you're just now adding HA to your collection... oh no! I finally broke out the crafty goodies...

Pam said...

Gosh I wish I had a dress made out of the top border! Then after reading your post realized that it is your own creative combo. Just enough and in all the right places! Pretty card Em. Your mom will love it (even if it is pink LOL).

Cheryl said...

Beautiful!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ALWAYS fab creations by you! LOVE this:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}

Poppit said...

Oh, how pretty! I LOVE the stamped background at the top of the car - just lovely!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stunning stamped background Emily!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

SO pretty Emily, you make the prettiest card, and you are such a great inspiration to me!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE LOVE that stamped background as always. beautiful card, Emily and I am sure your mom will love it!

Scrapcollectr said...

Just lovely, Emily.....so pretty in pink!
*smile*

Fiona said...

Such a lovely card Emily :) I love the background stamping you created!

Julie E said...

So pretty - the stamped bg is so elegant and the coloring on the pennants is perfect!