Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Rock and Roll!

Man, I feel like I am on a roll and don't wanna stop!!! I got 4 cards done yesterday! I was really inspired. Of course it helped that my new Inque Botique stamps came!! Oh my goodness I am in love with these things! If you have not purchased any of these, you really really need to! If you don't have any money to purchase them, pull out any sets that you aren't using, sell them on Ebay (anything listed $9.99 and below are free to list till the end of the month), and then use that money to buy them! The price is really unbeatable! The big sets are less than $12 and the 'mini' sets (which aren't all that mini) are less than $4. And, now a few of the online stores are carrying the 'Lil Stamps' that are only $1! And the cool thing is they are rubber, not acrylic. Anyway, I better move on to the next subject because if I didn't I would be singing Inque Botique praises all day! So......moving on!

This first card I made for my niece's birthday that is today. I used the foil hearts sheet from the DCWV Rock Star stack. This is another thing you need to get if you have any tweens/teens/or rockers in your family! I also used the Inque Botique "Mini-Awesome" set with this which goes Awesome {har har} with the stack! The circle with heart is seperate from the wings which is nice. I colored the inside of the heart with my white Souffle pen and then added stickles. I just love this card!!!

  • DCWV Rock Star stack
  • Pink Passion CS
  • Mini-Awesome (InqueBotique), Karen Foster 1/8" snap stamp sets
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • Souffle pen (white)
  • Word Window punch
  • Stickles
  • black brads

The next one also uses Inque Botique. This set is called Petals and I really really like it. It's huge! Such a big selection! The swirl reminds me of the stamp from SU Baroque Motifs set (which I love!) so that's another reason I {heart} this set!

  • Petals (InqueBotique), Paper Tray (PaperTreyInk) stamp sets
  • Old Olive, kraft CS
  • Stazon jet black, Colorbox Olive Pastel chalk inks
  • Prima flowers
  • corner rounder
  • black brads

I did this Halloween card for the Thursday Throwdown Colleen posted on her blog Distintive Touches. It was a challenge to make any holiday card. I was in the Halloween mood so I went with it! I cut the ghosts out of a patterned paper sheet by The Paper Studio, attached a pop dot to the top part but glued the bottom part straight to the paper so it would give a 'floaty' kind of feel. I used a JoAnn's $1 stamp for the sentiment and just cut out the words. I also added white dots to the brads with my Souffle pen.

  • Ghost paper (The Paper Studio), Halloween Words paper (Not sure, I cut and glued the part that had the name on it!)
  • black CS
  • JoAnn's $1 stamp
  • Coluzzle oval cutter
  • Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder
  • Souffle pen
  • ribbon
  • pop dots

This last one is my least favorite out of the bunch but I think only because I couldn't decide what else I wanted to add to it. I didn't have the 'right' ribbon and debated about adding sparkles but it didn't seem right. Maybe one of you can help me out!

  • Petals (InqueBotique), Happy Everything (SU) stamp sets
  • Fabriano watercolor paper
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, So Saffron re-inkers
  • aqua painter

By the way, have you guys seen this? Just when I thought I was safe DCWV has to come out with a glitter Halloween stack! I mean really, how many Halloween cards can I send out??? I am in trouble!!


My Paper World said...

Wow! you certainly were on a roll!
I love them all!

mary_margeson@hotmail.com said...

Hi! Your cards are great! I'm new to this stamping world, and I have been browsing a lot of blogs, lately...Art like yours and that of the other amazing talents out there are so inspiring! So thanks! I can't see what comes next! Is it okay if I add you to my blog role?

Julie Masse said...

Wow Heidi - all these cards are so pretty!! I love the last one! :)

Rose Ann said...

You ARE on a roll! All of your cards are awesome, Heidi!!

Donna said...

Wow! Four cards in one day -- very impressive! I like them all, the last one especially. I'm drooling over that Petals stamp set!

Christi said...

All of your cards turned out awesome!

malieta said...

I love all of your cards, they are beautiful!

Linda SS said...

Great job - I love all of these!

Kathleen said...

Hey Heidi, I followed you over from the Inque Boutique blog. You have a great blog (and of course, I'm loving this particular entry, lol). Have a beautiful day!