Sending Hugs

On the way home from our little trip to Wilmington we came back through Raleigh so I could stop at Archiver’s. DH is good that way – he rarely minds going out of our way to take me to a stamp store, isn’t that sweet?

Anyway, I saw a card there that I wanted to make. Did I take a photo of it? Of course not. I thought I could remember it. Uh huh. After searching the Ideas section of their website for an hour I finally found it. I did, at least remember which Hero Arts stamp sets they used and added those to my collection once I got home. Stamper’s Alley is THE best place to shop! Ok, I did get a couple of things at Archiver’s but only stuff I can’t get here.

I’ll quit yapping now and show you the cards.

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These little green dots are made with a Viva Decor Paper Pen. They aren’t really pens at all, but tubes of paint-like stuff. The Paper Pens are not shimmery like the Pearl Pens are but this green matched so well I chose to use the non-shimmery stuff this time. I really like the way they just even out and don’t leave little tips on the dots like some other dimensional paints can.

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No Viva Decor here, those are Hero Arts gemstones for a little bling on an otherwise plain-Jane card. Sometimes plain-Jane is good.

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Stamps: Hero Arts clear sets - Real Flowers, Speckled Ornaments, and Truly Appreciated Ink: Hero Hues Soft Purple and Soft Leaf, Memento Rich Cocoa                                   Other: Viva Decor Paper Pen, Martha Stewart border punch (pansies, I think), Hero Arts Gems


  1. Jackie, these are gorgeous, both of them! I love both those sets of stamps and they are wonderful together. Must play with this idea, too!

  2. These are both beautiful - love these 2 sets together! So glad you shared these!

  3. Both cards are lovely, great colour combo and attention to detail.

  4. Love these! I almost always bring my camera to my LSS (yes, it's legal) because every time I KNOW I CAN REMEMBER the samples, I don't.

  5. First, the card is gorgeous! I love purple and green together. And that Viva stuff is awesome. Before I read what you wrote while looking at your photos, I thought to myself "Wow, that was a lot of work to put all those brads on there!" LOL They really give a great effect. The background is really pretty too! Beautiful card! Best, Curt


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