Happy Monday! It's back it's back! Paper Crafts' Gallery Idol, that is. And this year internationals are allowed again! Yay! I have to try out, it was through the Gallery Idol 2009 contest that I heard about Paper Crafts for the first time and started submitting to the magazine. And now? I am addicted! So here is a first card for the open auditions:

I stamped and heat-embossed the Hero Arts Large Blossom Cling using white embossing powder. Then I used distress inks spritzed with water and perfect pearls to color the image softly. It has a pretty, subtle shine irl:

Oh, and the card fits this month's Hero Arts Challenge, too! So, off to make more cards :)

Thank you so much for visiting and have a beautiful day! I hope yours is sunny! We had rainstorms combined with hail today. I didn't have the guts to go into the garden and look at my patches yet. Let's hope the best!


Cardstock, Patterned Paper: SEI
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger Industries
Pearls: Prima Marketing


Rachael said...


Barb said...

Love this pairing of colors, Vanessa! Such a gorgeous card! Good luck to you! :)

Belinda said...

Best of luck Vanessa -- not that you need it! I loved your cards when we did it in 09 together! ;)

Aimes said...

Yay! So happy this is open to us Internationals! I've not played along before but I hope to play along this year!
What a pretty card - I'm pretty sure this will catch the eye of the judges with it's shine :D

paula said...

Good luck Vanessa. This card is sure to be a winner - it's very beautiful xoxoxoxo

Tiffany said...

Simply gorgeous! Best of luck to you on the challenge!! Enjoy!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous Vanessa. Good luck with the competition