Friday, January 31, 2014

Just Saying Hello

Hi everyone ~
A few days ago, Laura Bassen was featured on the Hero Arts Blog  with 2 fabulous cards, and a how-to video. I don’t have the same die she used for her cards (yet), but I did get a 'bee in my bonnet’ to try her technique...so, I pulled out my Lil’ Inkers Border die and got to work:




 I die cut the border die in white, then in 4 colors and carefully glued the pieces into the negative space. Once they were adhered, I removed the white piece, so you can just see the pattern along the across of the card. I added the sentiment, twine and flower, and voila...the card was finished!

I was inspired by the colors in this week’s photo inspiration challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More , and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ‘Anything Goes with Twine or String', so I will be entering this card in both challenges.

Thank you so much for stopping by,  I hope everyone has a great weekend ~ Take care,
Barb



Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Messages with Flourish
Ink:  Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Dies: Lil’ Inker - Fanfare Scalloped Border
Twine: The Twinery - Solid Natural
Flower: Kaisercraft - Dahlia Blossoms
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Gold

16 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully inspired work, Barb!! love your use of colors and die cut! Truly fabulous-you!

Dawn Turley said...

Totally worth the effort you put in Barb. A superb card

Leni said...

I saw the video. Gorgeous result you achieved.

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Sue said...

Wow, Barb, great job creating that border! Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Betty said...

your card turned out so great - love it all!

Jean said...

Fun colors! That sentiment works beautifully on this card!

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card Barb and I love how you made it - hugs xx

Rosemary said...

fabulous card, barb!! so very creative...

Darnell J Knauss said...

You did a brilliant job with your 'Laura card,' Barb! She is one of my favorite card artists and your card is every bit as inspiring and exquisite!! Hugs, Darnell

KayM said...

Oh my goodness! I have that die and I want to do that now! haha! That is so clever and looks just wonderful! I love the colors you used too! This card is fabulous Barb! I even love the little spool of thread sitting beside it! Adds to the homemade look! Adorable! Thanks so much for the sweet comments you leave on my blog. They really make my whole week! (Hugs)

Deepti said...

That's a work of art :) a lot of detailing too, simply beautiful. Thank you
For sharing with ATSM !!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what a great technique! Fabulous card, Barb!

lostinpaper said...

CAS perfection Barb!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely super! I do like the look (a technique I must try). Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Cris G said...

This is a beautiful card, Barb. I can see how you were inspired... love how you switched colors in the pieces of your border die.