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!


kasia c. said...

Oh Lindsey, these are both awesome. The first one is too cute, fabulous paper piecing. And the second is gorgeous. That embossed treble clef is perfect. :)
Looks like you do great work when it's down to the wire! ;)

Karin said...

Wow, you rocked that sketch! Love the embossing, so rich looking :) And the first one is just darn cute!

Lisa Arana said...

so glad you found time to play... both are just super fab. i love the music them in the second one.

Jen W. said...

That little owl is so adorable especially in his little green hat. And the orange looks so good on the kraft.
And you're right, metallic heat embossing is so totally the way to go with that stamp!

Emily Keaton said...

That HI card is so sweet and your just a note one is classy and elegant. Love your CAS designs!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hihi, love that first card, with the little owl peeking out there! Funny! And love it with the orange! Both cards are really pretty!!
And, yep, there will surely also an airplane card on my blog soon! :-D
Hugs, Wendy

Donelda said...

Wow, awesome last minute work! love the "peeking" :)

Angela said...

Har. "Wing-wave." That's so cute! I love your owl-in-the-box, and the music-y one is ever so elegant!