Friday, September 16, 2011

Lily Pad, Hero Arts and a sketch

What could be better than new Hero Arts Christmas stamps? How about a Lily Pad Cards sketch challenge?
It's time for another Lucy's Lovely Lines challenge over at the pond so here's the sketch.....

and here's my cards using the clear set Reindeer Christmas and Snowflake Shapes Clings.....

I used a lot of Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Baby Blue Stickles and Glossy Accents to give this card some sparkle and shine!

details close up...I love how the Glossy Accents gives the reindeer googly eyes and make his nose shiny

Paper piecing was done with Crate Paper's Snow Day from last year, I love the whimsical colors and design of these papers.

This card uses both stamp sets again with Graphic45 paper, Tim Holtz tissue tape, Pink Paislee decorative tape. The leaves are an EK Success punch. 

To make the snowflake heart really glossy, I stamped it with red ink then cut it out leaving a 1/2 by 1 inch tab on one side. Then I applied Versamark ink to the heart and clear embossed it holding it by the tab with tweezers to keep from burning my fingers. I repeated this several times until it had a thick glossy sheen. You could use Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and only repeat the embossing once or twice for the same effect. I added Crushed Olive Distress ink to the punched leaves.

Now check out the fabulous work from the rest of the Lily Pad Cards Design Team. I know you'll be impressed and inspired. I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!

~ 1 Peter 4:7-8 ~
The end of all things is near.
Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
Above all, love each other deeply,
because love covers over a multitude of sins.


  1. both cards are beautiful Nancy. Your first one is very whimsical and your second so elegant. great inspiration.

  2. Beautiful work Nancy! I'm so glad that sweet reindeer has a sweater on to keep him warm in all that glittery snow! Love the gorgeous heart on the second card! As always I certainly do appreciate your "Thought for the Day"! Thank you! Have a JOYFUL weekend, my friend!...Nancy :o)

  3. Hi Nancy, these are both really beautiful interpretations of the sketch and I love the verse you chose for today - I wonder how near the end really is... we must be alert!

  4. Oh, those reindeers are just too precious! Sweet set of cards, Nancy!

  5. Both are your cards are Wonderful! I love both and would have a hard time picked a favorite! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your reindeer card is so fun Nancy and love the mix of papers on your second card!

  7. Hi Nanc! How are you? I am lovin' both of these cards! That reindeer is so fun, isn't he? And the mix of patterns and beautiful snowflake heart look wonderful together on your second card! Big hug! :)

  8. Your Kraft cardstock Christmas card is absolutely stunning and your use of a sketch with Kraft cardstock makes this card fit perfectly into our current challenge at The Kraft Journal! We'd love it if you would consider entering it for a chance to win!

  9. Both cards are great! I especially like the cute reindeer and the paper you picked to make him... adorable.

  10. I love both of your card Nancy and the one with rainder is sooo soo cuuuttee I just have time to join Lily Pad challenge would you mind to see my blog Nancy and just wanna say I miss you...hugs...

  11. The first one is soooo adorable! But I really love the second one as it looks like a patchwork quilt!


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