Thursday, January 10, 2013

Just A Note...

I'm trying to play a little bit more with my neglected Hero Arts stamps.  They are so beautiful, but I have quite a few so some do tend to get neglected!  I also wanted to make a different shaped card and I adore the scalloped circle Nestibilitie die.

Paper: cardstock (PTI; Neenah); Designer paper: Crate Paper (Farmhouse 6x6 pad)
Ink: Memento (Cantaloupe; Tangelo; Morocco); Versafine Onyx Black; Antique Linen Distress ink; Versamark
Stamps: Hero Arts (Everyday Sayings; Lauderdale Floral; Scallop Borders)
Other: Clear Embossing Powder; gems (Joans); Spellbinders Nestibilitie; foam adhesive squares

I was in an orange mood and I really like these shades from Memento.  I stamped the flower onto patterned paper and trimmed it out and adhered with dimensional foam squares after heat embossing it.  To heat emboss Memento inks I simply first apply Versamark to my stamp and then the Memento ink of my choice.  As you can see, I was also in a "gem" mood.  It was the picture in my mind so I went with it.

The temperatures eventually dropped today, yippee, and our house has eventually managed to cool down some although you can still feel the retained heat in some of the rooms!  I think we are going to have about a day or two's reprieve and then the heat begins again!

Wishing you all a fabulous crafty day if you have the chance!

16 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the three layers of scallop in different colours!

Cindy C. said...

This is pretty, sunny Thank You card Brenda! The scaloped round die sure makes great shaped card base.

paula laird said...

Hi Brenda, I want to thank you. You ATC's from the other day inspired me to make one & then a card. I've linked back to your blog in my post. Hope you don't mind.

I love this card! Those colours are wonderful. I also love the shape of your card & those scallops are just perfect. Hope your days aren't too hot. We are expecting a few more days of high temps here (& humidity) so will be thinking of you.

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, so glad it has cooled down a bit for you...enjoy it while it lasts! I love your shaped card today, the colors are wonderful and the layers are all so fun! Feels good to use the stash, doesn't it? Sure LOOKS good...I love your card!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love all those shades of orange and yellow! Memento inks are fun to work with and I love your shaped card.

Jackie said...

Oh WOW I really LOVE this card Brenda! The colors are so warm and I adore the shape!

Rosemary said...

your little circle card is just amazing, brenda!!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Brenda - I am so loving those sweet scallops! Great idea. And the shape of this card is so fun. Great combo of color, shape and elements.

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Brenda - I am so loving these sweet scallops! And this shape card is full of fun. Great combo of color, shapes and elements for a knock-out card.

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous card Brenda. I've just realised that you have had two summers with not much of a winter in between with moving back to South Africa.... Glad it's cooled a bit...

~Tammy~ said...

This is so sweet! I love the scallops on your scallop circle card!

Moz said...

Love that you created a shaped card and your choice of stamps and colors are just perfect!
Greg to have cooler weather as well ;0)
Hugz

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card!
You have inspired me to play with color on my new cards! Thank You Dear Brenda!!

Martha said...

Brenda...Brenda...this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Everything about it is just SO happy: colors, shape, scallops, layering, & bling! I really love it! Beautifully done, my friend!

So glad, the temperature has cooled down for you.

HUGS! ♥

Michelle said...

Sweet shaped card, Brenda! Love the pretty layers and flower! Try and stay cool!

Tina said...

You are really rocking with this scallop set. Scallops look so perfect with the shape of the card.