Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hello everyone ~ I’m really loving my new Hero Arts stamps, so I created another card with the tiny flags background stamp and the heart butterfly. I wanted to create an ombre pattern with my blue embossing powders, so I used 3 colors for the flag pattern, and after collecting the 2 lighter colors, I mixed them together and embossed the butterfly. I wanted to keep it simple, so I added a sentiment from my 'Memories' stamp set and a few sequins!

 

 
 
My 2nd card is for this week’s Muse Card Challenge. Laurie Willison is our Muse this week, and I was inspired by her Ampersand. I just recently bought Paper Smooches stamps and dies called 'We Connect’, which has 3 really fun ampersand images. So, I chose one to place between the speech bubbles, stamped and colored my cute little Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and the card was done! 
 



 

I hope everyone is having a great week! Thank you all so much for stopping by!
Barb


 
Memories 
Stamps: Hero Arts - Tiny Flags, Heart Butterfly, Memories (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark; Hero Arts - Navy
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Bazzill - Icy Mint
Embossing Powder: American Crafts Zing - Navy, Wave, Powder
Sequins: Ellen Hutson - Iridescent Water

Merry & Bright

Stamps: Mama Elephant - Cozy Christmas; Paper Smooches - We Connect; MFT - Cheerful Christmas Greetings
Ink: Memento -  Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Neenah -  Solar White
Dies: Paper Smooches - We Connect; Mama Elephant - Femme Frames; Simon Says Stamp - Speech Bubbles
Markers: Copics

18 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are both so fabulous and so different! Your impeccably designed ombre card is spectacular and your Merry & Bright is such whimsical fun!! Excellent, Barb!! Hugs, Darnell

shirley-bee said...

Fab cards, Barb! Love the ombré, and Mr & Mrs Claus or so cute!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful gradient and embossing on the first card! Wow! You sure took this lovely design up a notch, Barb! And your card for MUSE challenge is so well- done! I adore the coloring and details!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, I love your gradient triangles, the more I see of this stamp the more likely it is going on to my wish list. Beautiful card, and your Claus's are cute too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

What a fun take on this week's Muse! I love the focus on the ampersand! I'm so glad you played along this week!

Rosemary said...

fantastic set of cards, barb... love the ombre embossing on the first one!

Jean said...

These are both fabulous! You're really rocking that ombre!

Barb said...

Ombre technique done with embossing powder ----> brilliant! It turned out amazing, Barb! Gorgeous card! And your second card couldn't be any cuter - love it! :)

Lin said...

Love this new background stamp, Barb, especially in these pretty blues! And your 2nd card is darling as well!

Laura B. said...

Fabulous ombré embossing!

lostinpaper said...

Fab cards Barb, the ombre background is perfect and the Mr & Mrs Claus so much fun!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Barb. I've never seen the ombre done in embossing - fabulous and so creative! Lovely card ... your butterfly is gorgeous!

Your second card is so sweet ... love the bright colors and fun images :) Loll xx

Karen M said...

Both your cards are gorgeous barb and I adore the cute little couple:) xx

Dawn Turley said...

Both your cards are just delightful. Love the little triangle stamp and your second one is so cute.

Gemma said...

Both cards are absolutely fabulous hun but love the colours on your first card...they are lush!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Cris G said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! The cute Mrs and Mr Claus made me smile. The first card is just incredible... I love that ombré embossing and the tiny flags background stamp, too.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the Muse card - the speech bubbles are perfect paired with Mr. & Mrs. Claus!

lucyscraftycards said...

Gorgeous cards - great idea to use speech bubbles!