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:


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:

Unknown said...

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

jintyoo7 said...

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

judkajudi said...

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

Barb said...

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.

MarcyK924 said...

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

Dortesjs said...

This is just the sweetest card.

Dawn T said...

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

denmo said...

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

Maureen Chandler said...

The card is lovely - perfect size too!!!

Cathy A said...

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

Sue McRae said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Maureen Morton said...

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!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card and love the softness of it, Lin!

Cindy C. said...

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

Helen F. said...

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

Judy1223 said...

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!)

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

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

donna mikasa said...

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

Robin K. said...

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!!

Sue Lelli said...

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.

Brenda said...

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