Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pairing up with Vera

Hello and a Happy Tuesday to you!
I am so excited to tell you that Vera Yates and I will be pairing up for the next three days J  I absolutely adore her! We will be using a different Pinterest photo for inspiration each day.
Here’s today’s inspiration photo

and since Vera is doing Cards that Care Card Drive I decided to make a set of cards to send in.  

If you missed the info or the hop for the card drive please check out Vera’s blog all the info is here. It is a fantastic opportunity to give back.

I started by stamping my sentiment (Hero Arts, Archivers, Celebrate the Season) with Versamark and then heat set it with white.
I rubbed on two distress inks per background then stamped the background (Hero Arts, Magical Background) in the darker color ink. For the close up (and my fav) I used faded jeans and chipped sapphire, then stamped in chipped sapphire.
I stamped my doves on white then fussy cut them out. I stamped the wing a second time and cut that out too J I adhered the dove’s flat to the card panel then added the second wing with foam. To add some sparkle (you know I love me some sparkle) I highlighted certain areas with a silver gel pen and covered the entire dove in stardust stickles. To make the eye pop I used black enamel accents.
Here is the whole set, sorry for the terrible photos but foe some reason blogger won't load the nice ones :(

Thanks for visiting and be sure to head over to Vera's Blog to see how she was inspired! Hopefully you’ll be inspired to make a few cards yourself for the drive ;)


  1. I popped over here from Vera's:) Love your card set!

  2. I popped over here from Vera's, too...and your card set is awesome! Thanks for some ideas--I may just go play with some distress inks! :)

  3. Wow... these are all gorgeous, Kelly! And the details. Now, I feel like I have to step up. :D

  4. Kelly...just GORGEOUS! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's cards with you and Vera!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous set - such rich backgrounds & sparkle to set it off!

  6. Loving your card, I first saw it at the HA Flickr site and had to come see how you did it.. So gorgeous!