Jul 29, 2010

Hero Arts Paris set

Hello everyone, this is an excited day. First I want to share a BIG news with you. I am Hero Arts Nancy's Win a day Pick. I am so honored and excited. Can't wait to get started.

Today I want to share a card set I've been working on for few day. I focus on my new stamp set, Paris from Hero arts. I enter these for HA July theme, Travel and Moxie Fab World's Card style week Challenge. You have until Aug 02 to enter your card,there is still time and I hope you can play along.(I just realized it's a too long post. I will move two cards to another post.)
First one, this is my favorite of all. I am not too shabby and vintage girl and this is a challenge for myself to try a different style. I really like how it turn out.

I trim pattern paper panel from a set, Le Creme from Die cut with a view, adhere on vintage cream card base from Papertrey Ink. Ink edge. Cut a slit on top of the card, thread lace and adhere. Trim a rectangle card stock, stamp lace background with Vintage linen Distress ink and Eiffel Tower with Black soot Distress ink. Ink edge with Vintage Linen and Tea dye Distress ink. Pop off the focal image with foam type on card front. Stamp Merci with Midnight black pigment ink. Add gems.

Second, This is my second try. I don't like the first card so I keep the same design and layout just change the color to come up with this one. This is my first time try on the Collage-stamping. I am inspired by carol's cards here. She is the queen of Collage stamping. Check out this card here. Absolutely stunning.

I use Distress inks in this card. I start tamp the Eiffel Tower and sentiment with Vintage photo and clear embossing them on white PTI card base. Stamp the big butterfly with watermark ink and clear emboss. Stamp the lace background, Starburst lace, Old letter writing, butterflies from Antiques Engravings with different ink on the card. Ink edge with Antique linen and Tea dye. Wipe off the extra ink on embossed images with baby wipe. Tie on twine and adhere lace. Adhere the panel on PTI kraft card base. Combine brad and flower, adhere on card front.

 Here is the "Failed" card. I use white embossing powder on the sentiments and Eiffel Tower. They didn't pop as I expect.You can barely see , Paris. So I call it a fail. Just want to put this one on so you can compare with the one I like. 

Fabulous Ashely Newell, my all time favorite designer. She shares great tips of how to photo your project on her blog , A New Design. You don't want to miss this. I tried her tips and adjust my photo routine. Let me tell you, it really works. Don't you think my photos look a lot better.

Thank for stopping by and have a great day.


Ayana Posadas said...

I just saw your cards over on Flickr, and I thought they were amazing! So I came by to view the post on your blog. I think your cards came out fabulous! Very nice work! :)

Jean said...

I like the first card on the post. The one that has Merci stamped. It looks "Paris" to me. Great job on all of them though.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful cards, so elegant! Love your work!

Cath said...

Hey Nicky! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Shabby & Vintage Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)