Saturday, 3 March 2012

Finally time to use my new stamps


I haven't had as much time as I would have liked over the past month for making cards and I only just realised yesterday that I never got around to making a card for the Hero Arts February challenge.  I wanted to make sure I entered something in the March challenge, so last night I made this.  I like cards with flowers and I finally got to use one of my new stamps - the zig zag background stamp.  I have also bought the London background stamp so I look forward to using that one sometime soon too.

Here is my creation using the zig zag stamp:

Zig zig and flower

This is for the following challenges:
Hero Arts March Challenge - This card includes the feature of "Fabulous Flowers - Let your creativity bloom and include one or more flowers on your project!"
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Ink: Archival Brilliance Aurora (three colours - yellow, orange and pink), Versafine black
Stamps: Hero Arts Zig Zag (CG422), Hero Arts 4 flowers (CQ290), Hero Arts Happy Birthday (C5594)
Other: Stem and leaves made from green textured paper, gems coloured with black copic marker
Cardstock: Baby pink, hot pink and white
Firstly I used a brayer, rolled the three inks onto the zig zag stamp, stamped it onto white card and cut it to size. I mounted this onto hot pink card and then onto the baby pink card.
I sponged pink ink onto some white card and stamped the larger flower. I then sponged the yellow ink and stamped the smaller flower. I cut both of these out. I also sponged some more yellow for the Happy Birthday sentiment. I cut the stem and leaf out of textured green thick paper. I mounted this, the flower and sentiment onto the zig zag background and lastly added the black gems to the middle of the flower.

Here is my second card.
Hedgehog in a basket

This is for the challenges:
Card Patterns - Sketch 154
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Patterned Paper: Baby and yellow duck patterned paper (Sorry I don't know where it is from)
Stamp: Penny Black - Basket of Joy
Cardstock: White, yellow and baby pink
Other: pink gems, pink ribbon, Faber Castell coloured pencils. Stampin' Up scalloped punch, glossy accents

This uses the sketch from Card Patterns.

Thanks for dropping by and for your comments.

Enjoy your weekend.



  1. both are great Angela. Love the zigzag with the pretty colours. And your baby hedgie is super cute.

  2. 2 great cards-love that little hedgehog :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Lovely cards, Dawn - the zig zag bg is fabulous.
    The baby paper is part of a pack from the ubiquitous Warehouse - I recognise it as I have some...

  4. Love the hedgehog card fro the baby!! Simply darling! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Both lovely, your baby challenge card is so cute.

  6. Great cards and such gorgeous colors! So fresh. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.