Sunday, February 21, 2016

Two New Cards and One New Car

Another set I bought in my last Hero Arts order was Acts of Kindness. What a great set, and the sentiments really speak to me. Their font combinations are fabulous and large, so they can carry a card. Here are two cards using the same layouts with different sentiments and different accent stamps (both of which are from Hero Arts Flower Garden set). I was surprised at how different the two cards feel because of fonts, colors, and embellishments.

Well, I suppose changing that many things should change the feel of the cards. Duh.

But I'm still surprised.

For the first, I colored the outline flower with red Copics and added a gold half bead. The stamped panel is edged with a gold Prisma metallic marker. I added the panel without popping it on craft foam (those half beads are kinda large).

The second card is lighter and shinier, with all that pink bling. The sentiment's cursive, handwritten font is just fabulous. This stamped panel is raised on craft foam, which gave weird shadows and makes the silver lining of the lower edge look washed out. Actually, it's the same as the lining on top.

I just love this layout as a way to focus attention on very cool sentiments!

And now for the new car...

George, God bless the man, got on the phone, did some dealing, and got me a replacement for my totalled 2013 Mazda CX-9. The replacement (a new 2015) is black, which was my last choice for color, but given that this was our very best car-buying experience ever (in and out in 40 minutes!), I'm so very grateful and relieved.

It's essentially the same car that was totalled, except it has a sunroof instead of rear-seat entertainment package. Jack is the only one in the family disappointed by the change.

So, YAY!

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Memento Luxe black, Memento black, Impress Fresh grass
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Prisma metallic markers, craft foam, gold half bead, pink rhinestones


  1. I really love both cards and can't say which one I'd prefer...

    And great that you have a new car. As a driver I'd prefer the sunroof instead of the rear-seat entertainment, too :)

    Have a nice day,

    Sandra (Sunny)

  2. Great cards! Congrats on finding a replacement car so quickly. Buying cars ranks very low on my "favorite things to do" list. Hooray for a painless experience.

  3. I like the way you make a focus panel for sentiments on your cards. I also really like your choice of sentiments. As for the new car, bravo on the great shopping deal and the wonderful experience as well as he great car. Enjoy!

  4. Good luck with your new car. I love my sunroof - I call it driving with the top down! I would love to have a convertible, but I am too practical and safety conscious worrying about rollovers. But my sunroof fulfills my fantasy! May you be blessed with safe travels.

  5. Both cards are really well done! I wish there were more cards that were this simple and elegant. Most cards now a days have so much going on! I've been trying to make my own cards for fun and its so much more rewarding than store bought, and people seem to enjoy them a lot more!

    Enjoy your new ride!

    Douglass @ Viva Kia


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