This card was inspired by two gorgeous cards on page 11 of the 2011 Hero Arts catalogue.
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Wild Flowers, Antique Engravings & Scallop Borders.
To start with I used a circle as a mask and applied distress inks (shabby shutters, broken china and faded jeans) to white card. After the mask was removed I stamped the Wild Flowers image twice and added some beautiful gems which Maureen and Sue had kindly sent me – thanks again girls! The dragonflies were stamped on glossy paper which had been covered with alcohol inks. I silver embossed the scallops on black card and framed the scene. Then I just finished off with a bit of machine stitching.
I'm submitting the card into these challenges:
Hero Arts - Inspired by the 2011 Catalogue & Card Insides.
Moving Along with the Time challenge - Ring out the old Ring in the New. Old stash (silver embossing powder & glossy paper) & new stash (gems from friends)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 146 - Out with the Old. Old stash - silver embossing powder & glossy paper.
Double Dutch Challenge #59 - Make a Scene (using masking).
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge - New and Blue (the gems)
Now I'm off to see if the Hero Arts blog hop has started!