Thursday, February 23, 2012
Two... and not TOO late!
The February Hero Arts contest has only been around for 23 days, and ends tonight, so what better time to enter? Just because it's last-minute doesn't mean I can't come up with two entries!
Here's my friendship/hello card. How cute is that little owl? He's actually a Christmas stamp, but a little masking and paper-piecing lets him grace a non-seasonal card. His little wing-wave seemed perfect for saying hello. Yes, technically there are also die-cuts on this card, but since they're not overly original, we'll just stick with the hello theme.
The contest this month offered three nice, simple sketches, so of course I had to take one and make it even simpler! I love this flourish-y treble clef, and it seems to lend itself to metallic heat embossing. First I took the music score part of the set, stamped it in versamark and heat-set it before embossing the clef in pale gold pearl embossing powder. And of course one of my greatest discoveries ever was finding out that you can heat-emboss vellum out of the printer! No die-cuts here -- a ticket-corner punch for the clef panel, and the sentiment tab is cut by hand.
Wish me luck! ☺
Supplies: (Hi! card) white & Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, Recollections patterned paper, green note paper, Hero Arts Do Not Open stamp, Memories black ink, Letraset rub-on letters, circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities, pop-dot tape; (Just a Note card) Stampin' Up very vanilla and old olive cardstock, vellum, Hero Arts Musical Clef stamps, Versamark ink, pale gold pearl embossing powder, Tim Holtz symphony tissue tape, Stampin' Up' ticket-corner punch Pin It Now!