Monday, April 9, 2018

Script Background, Part 1

Turns out, if you sit and read by the fire with your two dogs, it's really hard to see the mess.




Don't you just love Daisy peeking up from the bottom of the photo? She's my cuddle-bug.

And yes, I wear Birkenstocks with fleece socks. Most comfortable shoes made and toasty warm with fleece.

My latest card series goes way back with a small script background from a very old, wood-mounted Hero Arts set. It's just a small rectangle of old handwriting, but it's spoken to me for years. Time to take it out and play again.

Today's card was inspired by a color combo on Pinterest of shades of gray and yellow.



My stash of sympathy and thinking-of-you cards is running low, so you'll notice lots of those themes in the next week or so.

Hero Arts Antique Engravings is an old, discontinued set but it's perfect for vintage-style cards. The script pairs nicely with the butterfly for a soft, pretty look, but I wanted the sentiment to stand out strongly so it's in black and has a large, classic, serif font. The soft yellow bling (colored with a Copic) unifies the design.




These sorts of cards truly are my favorite...one layer, some ink, a little bling, lots of white space.

If you don't have this set, you could mask off a small area for a larger script background. The layout is versatile and could accommodate lots of different stamps. Give it a go!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
Susan

Supplies
stamps: Hero Arts...all of 'em
ink: Archival black; Hero Arts lemon yellow, soft granite
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones, Copic marker

19 comments:

  1. Delightful! Love the yellow-grey combo. Must remember to use it.
    Lu C

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    1. I want credit for using yellow. It's not a go-to color for me, LOL!

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  2. Lovely card. So happy I found Antique Engravings on Ebay after discovering it on your blog. Classic and versatile set. Good to see the doggies.

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  3. This is an absolutely gorgeous and serene card. Yellow and gray is so gorgeous together!

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  4. I can't wait to make a card similar to yours. I love your style and when you said "These sorts of cards truly are my favorite...one layer, some ink, a little bling, lots of white space." I realized that's just like me. I really enjoy your your work. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. And I also love all dogs and appreciated seeing your two fur babies.

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  5. Those butterflies are fantastic! I've been looking for a good butterfly stamp set, and most look overly stylized, not natural. What set are these from?

    I like the layout you used here. It's vintage-y without all those suffocating layers of collage that most such styles have. Clean and simple for the win!

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    1. This is Hero Arts Antique Engravings.

      Thanks!

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    2. Oh! I thought you meant the script was from that set. Guess I should have Googled it first before asking! Thanks.

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  6. P.S. I wear my Berkies the same way. They are too comfortable to give up in the winter!
    Lu C

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  7. Your card is lovely. Thanks for sharing the dog pictures. They look so content.

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    1. They do look content. It's a rough life being four-legged in our house, LOL!

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