OWH Sketch 109 is a great look. I was drawn to its simplicity and immediately knew the 3 main papers I wanted to use. And, I quickly decided to forego a cut-out star and go with a heat-embossed, framed star image.
After that, however, I felt like Goldilocks struggling to find just the right amount of detail and embellishment for the card shown below.
- The kraft needed a little pop off the navy. So, I decided to go with a little white -- but I had to be careful not to use too much white and take away from the framed star.
- The framed star needed a little background to pop off the kraft and red -- but my first two choices of paper were too busy.
- The brads added nice texture and shine -- but the card still needed a little something more.
- I thought about red or navy corners for the top left and right corners of the kraft rectangle -- but, since the corners took away from the embossed star and red strip, the corners were too much.
- Hand-drawn stitching popped into my head. This looked nice -- but was still not quite enough. The kraft still seemed to be the dominating focus when I wanted it to be the star and red strip.
- Rubbing brown pastels intermittently on the kraft helped add more dimension -- but the kraft was still too dominant.
- Finally -- the card looks just right after adding the stamped sentiment!!! The tone-on-tone sentiment nicely enhanced the kraft without detracting from the embossed star and red strip. And, since this is an Any Hero card, "Thanks!" was exactly what the card needed. [When hubby said he really liked this one, I knew I had landed on the right combination of details and embellishments. :)]
|Paper: K&Company's Americana mat pad, BasicGrey kraft|
Embossed Image: Stampin' Up!