{4.25.2012} hero arts fun

Hello friends.

I had a little bit of time this weekend to actually play in the Hero Arts challenge.  I’m really squeezing them in under the wire!  The deadline is TOMORROW.  Eeek.

Up first, I’m using one of the sketches to create this missing you, love  you or sympathy card.

I really loved the four panel sketch with the circle.   The background was created  with the envelope pattern stamp.  I masked off each section and varied the blue from lightest at the bottom to the darkest at the top.  For the 3rd row, I stamped the houses in grey.  I decided to use the popped up heart as the circle element.  I have used this technique before with this row of houses.  I just love the way the heart spotlights the one little house.

I decided to keep it quite simple and let the stamping be the star.

I was able to complete one more this weekend as well for the shaped card category.  There is something really fun about shaped cards.  They really add something a bit extra for very minimal effort.  The base was cut with my Cameo and the birds as well.  The center panel was stamped in Versamark with the zig zag background.  At the last minute it turned into an anniversary card.  Those little birds just seemed to be in love.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. lynn

    fabulous designs, lisa!! the kraft card is awesome!!

  2. Jessi

    I {heart} the heart popped up over the house 🙂 And perfect that it can be used for such a variety of reasons – those are my fave sentiments. And I love the anniversary card!

  3. Rockwell Designs

    Both cards are awesome Lisa! The technique you used in the first is one of my FAVS! The second has such a COOL shape and the birds peeking through is so sweet! Gotta LOVE that Cameo! How do you like your new machine so far?

  4. lostinpaper

    Fantastic Lisa! Love your ‘heart’ house and the die cut birds…. perfect!

  5. Laurel S

    I love these, love that house card!

  6. Annette A.

    wow your cards are gorgeous…Love the heart around the house…such a fun idea…

  7. Jen W.

    I love the popped up heart on your first card and your shaped card is stunning! Perfect anniversary card. 🙂

  8. Lindsey

    Sweet cards, Lisa! I like how subtle the heart spotlight is on the first card, and yes, those are definitely lovebirds on the second one!

  9. Nora Anne

    Two great cards Lisa! I love the popped up heart on the house card. I’ve wanted that envelope pattern stamp forever, I’m not sure why I haven’t ordered it yet!
    Those flying birds do look so in love and the blue patterned paper peeking through is just lovely!

  10. veronica

    LOVE those birds! that card is terrific! love that they are cut out with different pattern showing thru. looks great!

  11. Karen B.

    Love the highlight on the house, very unique and cool!

  12. Kary

    Both cards look terrific, Lisa!! Love the heart on your first card – so clever, and the beautiful shapes of your second card. Awesome job!!

  13. Kathleen

    Awesome card!

  14. glendaj

    These are both brilliant! Especially love your take on the sketch. Absolutely fantastic design… love it.

  15. Virginia Lu

    SWOON!! I love the highlighted house!! Just DARLING in every way! You have inspired me to get that house stamp out to play! I love the 2nd card, too! The composition and use of diecut are superb!

  16. Sav O'G

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that heart with the house–beautiful card! AMAZING in every way! LOVE:)

  17. Jackie

    Oh my goodness, both of these cards are awesome! I love your sweet row of houses with the heart spotlight, and your shaped card is so, so beautiful! I love how you cut out the birds!

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