Just Saying Hello

I am so in love with THIS Hero Arts set. I kinda doubted my decision to get it at first because I wouldn't really need to give cards out using houses, but I've warmed up to the adorable images and sweet sentiments. :) And how about THIS beautiful background? Love it, love it.

Instructions: Cut and score card base, and distress edges with ink. Cut patterned paper out, adhere to base and distress. Adhere colored doily to base, then tie bow around base; embellish bow with bloomer. Sew bottom edge of card. Adhere pearl swirl to base. Cut out die, stamp, distress, and embellish. Adhere to base.

Oh, and if you want to know how to make the stamped frame, there is a tutorial for it HERE.

Made this card for this weeks SSC Card challenge (frame technique) and Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate "Restoration"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Mi Casa" and "Musical Background"
Ink: Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain", Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Offray
Flower: Websters Pages
Half pearls: Prima, unknown
Other: Faber-Castelle coloring pencil

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities (Labels Four), sewing machine


  1. Love the frame you created Clare! Thanks for sharing your technique on a video.

  2. so pretty, love the doily and colors! thanks for playing along this week at the WMSC! : )

  3. Beautiful - I love the pretty doily and the gorgeous pearls! :)

  4. Wow, so so pretty!!! LOVE the colors!

  5. this is gorgeous, Clare! love love the yummy colors and the details are amazing! superb card, girl!

  6. sooo sweet love this sooo pretty :) :) :) have a great weekend!!

  7. I love the way you used the music stamp and masked out where the sentiment is to be placed! Love your card:-) and those gorgeous pearls and the bloomers!!

  8. What a delicious card, Clare! I can't get over your talent!! Love this!

  9. Mmm...very pretty, the musical frame in the frame looks amazing!

  10. Stunning Clare!! There you go with that yellow ribbon again! I just can't make it work like you do :)


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