Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Layering CAN Be Clean and Simple
If you don't cough up the $10 for the Hero Arts catalog every December, you're seriously missing out on some beautiful CAS inspiration. No, Hero doesn't pay me to say that, though I would be more than thrilled if they did. Tap, tap? Are you listening, Hero?
I didn't think so.
This card is totally inspired by cards in the Hero catalog. In fact, I'd go so far as to say this is in a definitive Hero Arts "style" (because I feel like using egregious quotation marks today). The flowers are actually from the Little Paper Shop, but still, the Hero Arts catalogue shows lots of cards with sentiment focal points, random stamping on a large white panel with simple matting, and a colored card base.
I've been challenging myself lately to use colored card bases but don't worry, I've got a major post coming at you tomorrow with ACRES of gloriously bare vintage cream OLCs.
I stamped the black sentiment first, then added the flowers in shades of pink. Then, on a scrap of cardstock, I stamped a flower to fit inside the curve of the sentiment, cut it out, and popped it up. The rhinestone added some bling, and the matte and card frame the panel in--yeah!--more shades of pink. After yesterday's very brown card, it feels good to show off some girly pink.
If you haven't noticed, I mainly purchase only three brands of stamps: Hero Arts, StampinUP!, and Papertrey Ink. Today's flower stamps came to me courtesy of Stampin' Annie (whose blog, BTW, is on my must-read list), who generously sent me blog candy earlier this summer. They are from the Little Paper Shop, and are so very cute...and incredibly versatile. Thanks, Ann!
stamps: Little Paper Shop, Hero Arts (sentiment)
cardstock: PTI white, SU pixie pink, pomegranite
ink: various shades of pink from VersaColor, Palette Noir
accessories: dimensionals, rhinestone