Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Card for A Hero

Hello Everyone

I made this card last evening for the current hero arts challenge and also to include it with my cards (for “any Hero” along with a note of encouragement) that I will be mailing today to the Operation Write Home organization.

I stamped the apples in black Memento ink onto a 3 x 3-inch piece of confetti cardstock Stampin Up (I stamped one apple and then masked it so that it looked like one apple was in back.) Then I made a mask to cover both apples so that I could distress and stamp the background. The background was masked so that I could distress the apples with barn door, dried marigold and wild honey distress inks. The image was placed on a 3 ¼ x 3 ¼-inch piece of night of navy cardstock and then placed on top of a 1 ½ x 5 ½ piece of Really Rust Cardstock (cardstock by Stampin Up!) I cut a 4 ¼ x 5 ½-inch piece of plaid pattern paper to cover the front of the card base. I added ribbon to the long panel and then put it all together.

Any Hero Card
This was a fun card to make and I enjoyed every minute making this card and was lost in my work and the time slipped by very quickly. When I was finished creating, there was a big mess on my desk. But, I guess that is the fun part about creating.

My inspiration came from this picture of a piece of fabric that I saw at Wal Mart. It is not the best picture that I have ever taken, but I wanted to focus on the apples as my main inspiration.

The stamps that I used are Hero Arts:

Design Block Tree S5037
Grid Pattern S5216
Engraved Fruit CL433


Virginia L. said...

FABULOUS job you did! This card really showed how much you enjoyed the process as the apples are so life-like! The shading of the background is lovely! Thanks for sharing your inspiration photo!

Barb said...

Wow, Sue! What a wonderful card! I love the colors you chose! Fabulous job on the masking!

Heather Maria said...

Sue I loved seeing what inspired you. Your card is beautiful! I love the colours and design. You did such a wonderful job on masking and distressing - your apples look fab!

Kathy said...

I love the colors too and your masking is perfection :)