Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hero Arts sketch

This month there are several criteria to choose to enter the Hero Arts August contest.  I decided to make a clean and simple card using one of the sketches we were given:

ha-august2012-sketches

August2012A sketch

supplies: white cardstock, Hero Arts 331065 Lattice, VersaMark ink and spun sugar distress ink, CL569 Truly Grateful, CL496 Layered Flowers, VersaFine onyx black ink, papers from Doodlebug Designs sugar & spice, Recollections pearls, pink button, corner chomper

I was in the mood for something very softly colored.  It's still hot here, and these colors just feel cooler to me!  I first stamped the label and sentiment, then masked it, masked off the edges of the card, and clear stamped and white embossed the lattice.  Leaving on all the masks, I then sponged on spun sugar distress ink.  Of course I chose a flower to embellish this simple card, and added a button to it's center, some leaves, and a few pearls.

Does this card look "short" to you?  Wouldn't you know, that after I did all my masking and sponging, when I took off the masks, there was a smudge of black ink, pretty faint, but there nevertheless on the bottom left. I hated to throw this away after all the work, so I hacked off about 1/2" of the bottom :))

22 comments:

  1. Lin this is such a beautiful card. I really love those colours & I wouldn't have noticed the size of your card if you hadn't said anything :o) xoxoxo

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  2. Beautiful card, Lin - would never have noticed the "shortness" - great save :D

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  3. Oh, those pesky smudges!! Where DO they come from?? This is lovely, Lin, as alwlays!! You do more beautiful stuff with Hero Arts flowers!!

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  4. I'm so glad I stopped by to have another look at this pretty card. After seeing it on Flickr, I didn't realize you used masking - awesome work, Lin, and I love the soft colors! If you hadn't said anything about the size, I never would have known you cut it.

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  5. This is SO pretty - my very favorite color palette! And NO, it doesn't look short. I don't think my cards are ever the same size, so I think it's perfect! XO

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  6. This is just the sweetest card.

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  7. Such a beautiful card... short or not! Still looks perfect to me... a great save though. I, too, didn't realise it was masked till I took a closer look. Great masking and stamping

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  8. Simply gorgeous! I second the comment, "where do these smudges come from"!! lol...The size is just right...hugs...Denise (UK)

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  9. The card is lovely - perfect size too!!!

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  10. Lin, what can I say I like, like, like this design!

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  11. Such a pretty card Lin! Love how you used masking in your design!

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  12. Beautiful card. I' seeing this HA stamp used on lots of blogs. I love it when you experts tell how you 'save' a card. Never woulda guessed it...this card looks perfect. Saw your cards in Sept Cardmaker mag today. Gorgeous. TFS

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  13. You make me laugh, Lin! I never thought I'd hear you say "hacked"! Guess you will always surprise me. Love the softness here - your masking worked perfectly (well, almost, apparently!). Love that lattice, too. Hugs!

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  14. Gorgeous card and love the softness of it, Lin!

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  15. You're right, its really soft and cool, and lovely too!

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  16. OH MY, Lin! This card is stunning! It is so feminine and serene!

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  17. Sorry, Lin, I thought I commented on this beauty...WOW! I love the soft pink and the masking...just a beautiful CAS card. Beautiful! (And I would never have known that you cut it...but I've been there, done that, too!)

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  18. Beautiful! I saw this one on Flickr and loved it instantly! I love the soft pink with the white so much. XOXO

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  19. This is so pretty, Lin! I love the soft pink masked area--a perfect one layer card! And great save, too! ;)

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  20. Awesome save Lin!! That's so frustrating when stuff like that happens! I feel cooler just looking at this beautiful pastel card! Love your idea of masking the sentiment!!

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  21. BEAUTIFUL card,, Lin! LOVE the lattice and the flower! So sad about the smudge. I hate it when that happens. Wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't mentioned it.

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  22. Plain awesome Lin! That spun sugar on that Lattice background is just exquisite!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!