Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hero Arts - Antique Engravings #2

Here is the second card I made using this amazing set, Antique Engravings.
I LOVE this set especially because of the three shell images in it. Growing up on the east coast we spent every summer at the beach in our cottage. Good memories. So these shells totally take me back to those days.
I kept this card pretty clean and simply. And made it a masculine card. Again, keeping to one of my New Years resolutions - to make more masculine cards. Yeah!!
The Vanilla rectangles were cut with my Nestabilities and then the bottom of 2 were sponged lightly with Close to Cocoa ink. I stamped 3 of these little shells onto some scrap Vanilla paper and sponged them. I also took a toothbrush and puddles of Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and More Mustard ink and "splattered" it onto the shells (if you click on the image to make it bigger you might be able to see this wonderful effect). I cut them out and adhered them onto 2 of the rectangles. The third holds the sentiment which if from Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink). These are all popped up on a panel of Chocolate Chip carstock that was clear embossed with one of the background images from Background Basics: Retro (Papertrey Ink) - one of my favs. A bit of hemp was all that was needed to finish the card.
Well, that is card 2. Drop back in tomorrow for another card from images from this set!
Till then,


Susan Raihala said...

What a marvelous guy card, Donelda! The sponging, the border background (little waves), and the three panels are perfect!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love this!

Ann said...

Wow, what a great guy card--LOVE it!