Friday, October 7, 2011

Another Hero Arts Sketch


This month Hero Arts put up three different sketches, and of course, I need to try all of them.  So here is my second sketch attempt.  I'm using the top right hand sketch and made it into a sympathy card.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black; Forest Moss DI
Stamps: Hero Arts (Fabulous Flourish - S5449; Envelope Pattern - S5507; sentiment - CL342)
Other: CB Flourish embossing folder; Nestabilitie Oval die; ribbon (recycled); black embossing powder (ZING); Nail Heads (Mark Richards); dimensional tape

I have been wanting to use that piece of ribbon from a recycled package for quite some time now, and today was obviously the day!  The mounted green panel was first stamped with the Envelope Pattern background stamp in Forest Moss distress ink and then embossed with my Cuttlebug.  The Fabulous Flourish was stamped with Versamark whilst the oval piece was still in the Nestabilitie die, so that I could keep the white edge.  I then applied black embossing powder and heat embossed it.  Then some fussy cutting to create a matt for it by tracing around the outside of the same Nestie and cutting it out.  The sentiment was a struggle, I really did not know what to do. So I used a bit of creative license and added it outside of the oval panel.  Finally I adhered three black flat "nail heads" to balance it out.
The entire panel is mounted onto the notecard using dimensional tape.

What do you think?  I'm sort of regretting using black for a sympathy card, it's too "dark"!  But I wanted the Flourish in black.  I know, too analytical, right?

I am going to try and make one or two cards today to have ready to go live on my post over the weekend while we are away, if time allows.  And this morning I am going for my first manicure in the USA!  And I am going to try this "Shellac manicure"!  For some reason when I have nail varnish on my nails they feel "heavy", it's a strange sensation that I cannot really explain, so I don't typically do manicures.  I think I have had 4 in my life time, one for every decade!  So let's see, maybe I  will change my mind today.

Wishing you all an awesome start to your weekend.

11 comments:

Barb said...

I love the texture you created in the background with the envie pattern and embossing! The oval panel with the flourish is perfect for a sympathy card, Brenda. Have a great weekend! :)

Maureen Morton said...

I really like this card, Brenda! Sympathy cards are so difficult to design - I think this represents a great balance and the black is fine. Enjoy your manicure!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Elegant and very pretty! Definitely not dark! :)

Lisa said...

Personally, I like the black! Something about those two dark, rich colors looks amazing! LOVE the bg- embossed and stamped- and I really like how you ended up putting the sentiment on- very clever :)

Anne said...

I love this card Brenda- it's so classy and the embossing and stamping on the background are wonderful!

Rosemary said...

i'm so lovin' your takes on the sketches, brenda! this one is so elegant!

Dawn said...

I think the amount of the green background counteracts the black. Love how you curved the sentiment Brenda. Enjoy your manicure.

Arlene said...

This is an elegant card! WOW.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! love the elegant colors, too. beautiful card, Brenda!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! I love how you used the sketch. I've been trying to wrap my head around that one. :)

Trinh said...

I love the sense of movement with the embossing folder & the flourish image.