Tone on tone cards

My latest order of Hero Arts stamps just came in and I couldn’t wait to play with them. I used the Large Flower cling stamp and used a tone on tone technique for some note cards I made. The cardstock I used are from SU! and PTI whilst the inks are all from SU! Using a blender pen I coloured the flowers to give it a watercolour finish. Finally I used a faux stitch design for the border with the famous uni signo gel pen in white.

Here are some individual shots of each card. Up first – Crumb Cake/Kraft cardstock…

Gold Harvest and Ocean Tides…

Pretty in Pink and Old Olive…


Spring card

I was recently approached to make a huge card for a birthday.  I racked my brains on the colour scheme and the layout as well as what accents to use on the card. While surfing through the net I came across the Hero Arts blog posts and stumbled upon this awesome wrapping paper idea by Heather Doran which I then tweaked for my card.

The paper is a beautiful blue canson cardstock I got locally which I stamped using versamark the leaf from the French Foliage stamp set as well as the water droplets stamp from the same set by SU! As for the flowers I used the SU! Daisies 2# die as well as PTI’s Flowers 2# and die cut vellum cardstock, then with a versamark pen also from SU! I embossed the design on the petals of each flower with white embossing powder.  As for the letters, they’re American craft thickers. The border is a faux stitch pattern with the Uni signo gel pen in white.

I kept to the floral theme of Spring….enjoy!

 Here’s close up view of the vellum embossed flowers…


Some more baby cards…

My favourite baby theme is onesies. So I couldn’t resist making some onesie cards.

The first one is a trio of onesies drying on the clothesline. I thought the mini pegs were too cute. The stamp set is from SU! Onesie wheel and the paper as always from PTI.


The second one is a solo onesie with my favourite punch from SU! – the 2 step owl punch. The designer paper for the colour and sleeves and legs is from a random collection picked up during my stay in Melbourne.