Sunday, July 15, 2012

Inspired by

We have a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero and it's one I truly love <3

This challenge invites you to be inspired by a Hero Arts Artist! I mean, come on, those girls are so talented I'm inspired by them EVERY DAY! Added bonus you can win a gift card to Simon Says Stamp to get yourself lots of goodies, who doesn't want goodies?!

For my card I chose to be inspired by Hero Arts Artist . . . .Tami Hartley! I love that Tami's cards are mostly CAS but usually include some inky fun. Several of Tami's cards also have a clean white border, which I adore.

Are you ready?! Here it is!

So this card basically combines everything I love. A little technique with great colors and clean bright white :)

I started by trimming glossy card stock to the size that I wanted. I then stamped in versamark ink. Once the versamark was dry I rubbed peacock feathers directly to the paper from the pad to create a traditional resist. After I buffed off the excess ink I die cut the right side using butterfly delights die. I mounted the glossy panel with dimensional adhesive on a slight bigger piece of card stock that I colored with ripe persimmon (again pad direct to paper). I wanted the butterflies to show through white so I added a strip of white to my orange paper before adhering the glossy panel. (Man, I hope that makes sense!)

I stamped the butterfly and fussy cut it out. I colored it using ripe persimmon and my inking tool, concentrating the color on the edges. I adhered only the body to give the wings movement. My sentiment was stamped and trimmed into a banner. Once the panels were adhered to my card base I added three orange pearls and stardust stickles. You KNOW I need some stickles :)

I hope you'll join in on all the fun! You can head over to the A Blog Named Hero blog to get all the details and see what the other talented DT girls created :)

I'm so excited to see how you are inspired!



  1. This turned out so beautifully, Kelly! Fabulous take on Tami's wonderful style!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love those colors together and the emboss resist is always a favorite technique with me. Kelly, you inspire me!

  3. Totally beautiful card, Kelly! Love the colors and beautiful butterfly border.

  4. This is gorgeous! I can totally see the "Tami" in this card. :) Love the resist... I thought you had stamped onto blue paper!

  5. Beautiful! The butterflies die looks perfect on this card! And the background is stunning!

  6. I "oohh-ed" outloud on this one-beautiful! Love that gorgeous background & butterfly!