Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Few of my Favorite Things

Hello Blog Friends ~ 

Today is the last day for the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge  so I created this card for the category ‘A few of my favorite things’, which is heat embossing...I don’t know why, but watching an image transform while heat embossing it, is always magical to me!
 

So, I heat embossed the tree using Hero Arts white embossing powder on to dark green cardstock, and paired it with my sweet bird image for fun. It’s hard to see on screen, but I used my Wink of Stella pen on the swirls and snowflakes, which was stamped with soft pool ink.
I would also like to enter this card into this week’s Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp for the theme ‘Anything Goes’ 
and for for this week’s challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More  with the theme: ‘Holidays’.











I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that the coming week is filled with crafty time! Take care ~
Barb


Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Pen & Ink Christmas Tree, Sweet Bird, Merry Christmas Writing (sentiment), Holiday Sayings (snowflakes)
Ink: Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black; Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Sky
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Hero Arts - Pine Layering Papers, Grenadine Layering Papers
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Circle Stax
Markers: Copics - R22, R24, R27, Y02
Gems: Hero Arts - Red

18 comments:

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Lovely card Barb, especially the cute bird! I'm trying to upload a couple more cards to the Hero Arts Holiday challenge too. I'm so not ready for Christmas!

Barb said...

Love the red and white combo, Barb! Your tree looks so pretty in white with the red gems and I adore that singing bird!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, barb... the embossed tree reminds me of a flocked tree!

Betty J. said...

This card is so lovely, Barb :-)

lostinpaper said...

Every time I see this tree I think to myself ' I really need it' lol, it's another great card Barb!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I do like this! Simply fab! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Laurel said...

I am in love with that tree!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!

shirley-bee said...

Sweet card, Barb! Love the red and white scheme.

Gemma said...

Oh i absolutely love this card and loving the tree too...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Tracey McNeely said...

A lovely lovely card Barb, the bright red is fabulous!

KayM said...

Such a beautiful card Barb!! The embossed white on the black looks amazing and the little bird is just perfect! Lovely work as always :)

Kylie said...

Just perfect, Barb! LOVE the embossed tree and the pops of red looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Christiana said...

So pretty, Barb! I LOVE those pearl ornaments on the tree. Just gorgeous!

Dawn Turley said...

just gorgeous Barb. A wonderful card

Greta said...

Sweet card, Barb! Love the red & white!

Cat Craig said...

Stunning color combination Barb, and those soft snowflakes in pool...just lovely. I to love the magic of heat embossing!

Deepti Stephens said...

This is sooo good. Love the cute little birdie. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on being showcased at ATSM, Barb, for this bright and beautiful card!! Hugs, Darnell