Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Confession and Collage Card

OK, I have to confess that I have a new addiction which has been taking up way to much of my time. It is called Pinterest. Yikes...if you have not discovered this yet, you may want to stay away...it it HIGHLY addictive.

I have found so many things I now want to try. The first is home made cleaning products, lol, which sound like they not only clean better than store products, but will smell better too.

Then there are gazzilions of paper craft projects that people "pin". I have "repinned" or liked so many that I want to CASE. Now all I have to do is get off the computer, tee he he

I did break myself from the site for a bit the other day and decided to try a new product I got in from Hero Arts.

This set, called Collage Background, includes a background stamp and matching embossing folder. I was skeptical at first but it comes out perfect and very easy to line up.

Although I used my favorite shimmer paper, I used Brilliance ink to stamp the image. It is hard to tell here unless you click on the photo, but the image has a beautiful shimmer to it.

The back ground stamps is for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" card. I like to make mine a bit bigger, usually 5 1/2" squared. To make it work with some layers and pattern paper, I cut a bit off the top of the background.

After adding the jewels to some of the music notes, I felt like the jewels were over powering them. To make them "stick out" more, I went over those few with a blue copic marker.

 The butterfly on the inside is actually from another Hero Art set called Antique Flowers and Butterflies. This set has dies to cut the images with, making it so much more versatile. Being another new set that came in, I wanted to see how well it worked. As you can see, it worked great with the butterfly matching the front image quite well.

Yayyyyy...I finally got a new siggie. I could not figure out why the old one would not work and it drove me nuts. Found this one on the Whimsey Stamps site and fell in love with it. You get both a siggie for your blog and a water mark for only $5.00! They have several to choose from which you may want to check out here.


1 comment:

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card! I saw the EF/stamp sets at Stampfest and the one you used is on my wish list.