Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Today's Any Hero Card

Hi everyone,

Today's Any Hero Card is a pretty loose interpretation of OWH Sketch #158, although it didn't start out that way. I swear I tried to follow the sketch. :)

navy dp: Bo Bunny Liberty, red cardstock: Bazzill watermelon, white cardstock: stash; jute
star punches: Martha Stewart and The Paper Studio; hole punch: EK Success

                       158 unknown

  • At first sight, the sketch seemed to be begging for a navy background with a vertical strip of jute topped with a white rectangle -- making the jute piece a little larger than shown on the sketch. 
  • Next, I punched the big star in the white strip and placed a strip of red cardstock behind it. However, when I put these elements together, the card seemed a little too plain -- especially when the pieces were centered as shown in the sketch. 
  • To add additional interest, I placed the three red strips across the card. I toyed with the idea of adding a strip of something -- cardstock, border sticker, or twine -- across the bottom but eventually decided against it. I wasn't able to find just the right element to add.
  • I also tinkered with the placement of the jute and white strip and finally decided to place them a little right and a little lower than shown on the sketch.
  • Next, I punched out a couple of the smaller stars -- using the smallest punch I had. When I placed a couple of smaller stars next to the large star, I decided one was enough and chose to place a pair of stars to the left of the white strip to counterbalance the strip's location.
  • Finally, I punched out tiny circles to place on the stars to add a few accents of red to the white stars and of blue to the red stars.
  • Oh, and by the way, this one received hubby's seal of approval. :)

Parting Thoughts

I had a chance to put some thoughts on paper for the Mother's Day card idea I mentioned in my last post. It might turn out to be really, really cute. Crossing my fingers and getting out the cardstock. :)

Have a great week! Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!      


Donna Hanley said...

This card came out great. That jute does a nice back up job.

Diane said...

I like the stars and the red stripes are perfect! I like the textures- I want to reach out and touch your card! Your husband is right- this gets the seal of approval! And I love your post title! Good luck on your mother's day idea!

Erika said...

I like the jute. It adds a bit of interest and originality!

Sarah said...

Great card-- really looking forward to your Mother's Day card :)

Jen said...

That burlap really adds some great texture!

BobbisTreasure said...

I love the burlap element! Adds contrast and texture! Well done!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Sybrina! Even though it is a take off from the sketch I still like the card. Those horizontal stripes just needed to be there! LOL

Linda said...

Great colors. Tfs!!!!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Great any hero card. I like your take on the sketch, and the burlap is a nice touch. Thanks for playing!

Nancy Keller said...

Hubby is right! This is great! I like the stars and how your card stands out for originality. I love the jute. Being the redneck that I am, I would have called it burlap. Like a tater sack. :) guess I had better learn to call it something fancy! :)

Michele from MS said...

I know what you mean about the sketch. I always have good intentions but....then I find this or that which would be perfect! Your card turned out great and with hubby's seal of approval.....job well done!