Saturday, February 7, 2015

Another of my beloved Scrambles...

Today Betty hosted the 102nd Hero Arts Scramble in the Hero Arts Flickr group.  Betty gave us card examples based on a couple of inspiration photos. All the photo's and cards can be seen at this thread.  I chose to make my card based on this photo:
large by bettijo (Betty) 

I started with a scrap of black paper and Hero Arts Tweed Pattern Stencil. I added white embossing paste and set it aside to dry. Next I stamped the heart from  Hero Arts Brush Strokes onto watercolor paper, and colored in the center portion with a bit of water, pulling the Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink in.  I also set that aside to dry.  Next I embossed the Valentine sentiment (also from a boxed Hero Arts set LP269) onto vellum.

After determining the heart was dry, I restamped it and heat embossed in gold. Next the tweed piece was cut to a 3.5 inch square. I mounted the square with foam, on top of the vellum piece which mostly sits across the bottom third. I trimmed it so that a portion sits under the tweed piece making it easier to glue in place.
The heart was fussy cut, and added to the card.  I tossed some sequins on as well...and then spent too much time moving them around to find the perfect activity that will make a person a little batty!

All in all, I am very happy with this scramble's Valentine.  Thanks for stopping by!  Try out a scramble for yourself.  Up coming scrambles are in this thread.


Greta said...

Just saw this on Flickr & came to see it here--LOVE this beautifully crafted card, Cat!

Leslie Hanna said...

So pretty! Lots of steps, but it's beautiful. And smart to put the vellum under the panel so you have a chance of hiding the adhesive.

I even wrote this scramble down on my calendar, but instead found myself at a local indoor farmers market. Sigh.

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous those bold black and white chevrons with the pop of gold is a great design choice!

Barb Ghig said...

Your take on the photo inspiration is just beautiful, Cat! I love the gold heart and sequins...they're just perfect with the black and white chevron pattern! Hope to see you at my Scramble on the 21st :)

Jean said...

A stunning combination!