Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thinking Outside the 4.25" by 5.5" Rectangle

Hi, everyone.

Hope the weekend is going well.

OWH Sketch #220 was the inspiration for today's Any Hero card.

Today's sketch was a departure from our typical sketches. And since I love Penny's cards, I will follow her almost anywhere.

Let's just say that it wasn't as hard as the challenge originally seemed but not quite as easy as Marlene described. :)   Either way, glad I took on the challenge and hope the card below is worthy of one of our heroes.

Signify Pink Pages of Honor dp; Bazzill admiral
Distress Ink scattered straw, embossed with SU/Sizzix ef with Close to My Heart desert sand
SU/Sizzix scallop die; Fiskars and Paper Studio star punches
Distress Ink embossing powder and Inkadinkado gold powder

A few  quick notes:
  • The dp I used is a paper that I only use for Any Hero cards. Gold Star families are families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Despite the gorgeousness of this paper, I don't use it for cards going home to family and friends because of its gold star pattern.
  • Because of the strength of the pattern in the paper, I decided against a sentiment. To try and soften the look of the card just a bit, I chose to add a scalloped banner across the top.
  • The gold strip in the banner at the top was made by heat embossing a plain sheet of Recollections white using gold embossing powder.

Parting Thoughts
Hope to get to a couple more Father's Day cards today. It's just so pretty outside, wish I had a screened in porch to make cards "outside".
The Words 2 Scrap By challenge to make a card inspired by the words Shine Like a Diamond is open until the 21st.
 Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. This is a phenomenal card for a hero. You have such great ideas for cards, especially for the heroes themselves. My hat is always off to you. This is really fantastic. One of my favorites. Enjoy your day.

  2. I love your idea to add a scalloped border at the top! It looks regal!

  3. Sybrina, love your great take on the sketch. Great texture and layers. Love the scallop banner. Thanks for playing!

  4. I so want that embossing folder. Wonderful card! WTG!

  5. Sybrina, this card is definitely 'worthy'. I appreciate your sensitivity related to the gold star pattern. These colors and the contrast are such a nice combination and the star is a perfect finishing touch.

  6. Thank you for the "reminder" of the gold star. I'm a Blue Star mom myself, and pray for those in harms way daily. Lovely card, great graphic appeal. TFS!