Thursday, January 12, 2012

Try and Try Again...

(This is my second post today).

And you may succeed!  I just had to give my mojo another chance to show itself, even if just in a small way.  So taking some tips out of todays Clean & Simple Online Card Class and Hero Arts' current contest of Hugs and Kisses, here is what I managed to come up with and I am much happier.

Paper: Hero Arts layering papers (Pool); Neenah
Ink: Glimmer Mist (Turquoise Blue); CTMH (Lagoon dye ink)
Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment (CG155)
Other: Fiskars Heart Punch; Double Heart Punch (not sure of manufacturer)

In the card class Jennifer introduced a die layering technique, but instead of a die I decided to use my heart punches, punching 6 white layers for each heart and 1 layer from the patterned paper for each.  I first spritzed the card with some glimmer mist because I felt it looked too plain and I also trimmed the card to be a 4 X 4 size.

After stamping the sentiment I felt that it was not prominent enough so I used my white gel pen and outlined some of the lines.

Thank you if you had the courage to pass by twice today!!!

17 comments:

Stella said...

And you said that CAS is not your forte? Well let me tell you this; it is!
This gorgeous!

Lin said...

Love your idea of using subtle printed paper! This is such a fun technique!

susanne said...

So pretty Brenda!! I love the sweet little hearts and the delicate splatters ... so sweet!

Rosemary said...

what a sweet, sweet card, brenda!!

Lisa said...

BRAVO Brenda for sticking with it...a really sweet card!!!

Barb said...

It never takes courage to stop by here - it's a very easy thing to do! And I knew it wouldn't be long before you felt better about creating. LOVE this pretty, monochromatic card, Brenda! The colors are wonderful, love the misty splatters, and your hearts look gorgeous! :)

Katy said...

Too cute! All of these 4x4 cards--you should stop by www.weememories.net and enter into their challenge :)

Pam W Merwin said...

Brenda - it is beautiful! Love your color choice and love the misty splatters :)

jen said...

I love the color! You did a fantastic job. Hugs,jen

Lisa said...

OH WOW! Totally fantastic, B! Love your perfect spritzing!! And the color! and those gorgeous "chipboard" hearts! Fun to make, eh??

AnitaRex said...

The glimmer mist adds so much! Great job with the dies Brenda! So pretty you suceeded!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful CAS card, Brenda! Well, at least you mojo is boosting. Great spritzing and love the hearts too!

Dawn said...

This is lovely Brenda. I love the spritzed background.

Tiffany said...

I really like the colors you've used on this card! I think if Christmas cards can have non-traditional colors, then i would love to see non-traditional colors on Valentines cards too! That would be fun!

Trinh said...

Great idea to use the patterned paper for the heart die! So cute.

Emily Leiphart said...

Simple and gorgeous! This is perfect with the misting and subtle white outlines.

Michelle said...

love this sweet card, brenda! the size is perfect, too!! love the glimmer mist spray...wish I could get to mine. I locked them in a cabinet and can't find the key!!!!