Sunday, May 19, 2013

God Bless You for Serving

Two posts in one day -- woot! woot!

The Any Hero card below was inspired by OWH Sketch #173.

Stamper's Best sentiment, heat embossed in Distress Ink black soot
Distress Ink core paper, green and black paper embossed with Sizzix folder
Paper Studio star punch; Stampin' Up neutral brads

For a change, I was pretty true to the sketch -- adding a few brads on the left and shifting the focal point rectangle a little to the right.

I went with black brads in the lower rectangle to balance the star(s), and add just a little more interest to the card, without detracting from the sentiment. And, the brad in the stars is much closer to the sentiment paper than it appears on screen.

A second source of inspiration was seeing Sandy's recently-posted Any Hero cards in non-traditional palettes.

Parting Thoughts

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. We're headed to my father-in-law's for dinner.

As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


Donna Hanley said...

This is a fabulous Hero card. I think the star and brads are ideal touches. Enjoy your dinner with your father-in-law.

BobbisTreasure said...

I would not have thought of that color combination - it is really striking! Love how you made the sketch your own.

Diane said...

I love the brads- they help to anchor the star! Beautiful job--that sentiment is so heartfelt!

Carol L said...

Your hero card is great and I need to get on the stick and make more too! I hope you enjoyed your dinner at your FIL's!

Jen said...

I really like it! The texture in the background really adds a lot of interest.

Linda said...

Very the use of brads...tfs!!!