Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thinking of You


Hi everyone ~
Today is my turn to post on the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Blog, and I have a card to share:


I started by creating a stencil with the Hero Arts Triangle Background Die, and inked it sporadically with Soft Pool Ink to create a subtle background for my card. Then, I added the sentiment with Versamark and gold embossing powder, and placed the panel on a Soft Pool card base.

I'm happy with how this card turned out...and, my favorite thing is the enamel dots, which I created by baking Perler Beads on my cookie sheet. For a step-by-step tutorial, please check out my post at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog.
There's still time for you to join us in this month’s Challenge. Our theme is 'Encouragement’, and all you have to do, is link up your Hero Arts card or project to the gallery for you chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. And, please feel free to use my discount code: Barb15 anytime you are shopping in the store!

This week's Code Word at ATCAS Challenge Blog is 'Geometric', so I would like to enter my card in the challenge, as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope everyone has a fun and crafty weekend!
Barb


Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Fancy Basics
Ink: Versamark; Hero Arts - Soft Pool Shadow Ink
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - Gold
Cardstock: Hero Arts - Snow Layering Papers; Pool Layering Papers
Die: Hero Arts - Triangle Background Die
Misc: DIY Enamel Dots  
 

20 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Barb. Love the soft blue of your stenciled background. And your perler bead enamel dots are the perfect finishing touch. Loll xx

Kate said...

Very pretty card Barb i love the soft colours and gold together and well done on the faux enamel dots :)
Kate xx

Judy Tuck said...

Such a pretty card Barb! Love your beautiful enamel dots. You're so clever:)

Barb said...

This is totally stunning, Barb! Love the softness of your shading with the stencil! Beautifully done, my friend!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the soft stencilling and gold sentiment! The perler beads look fab - thanks for the tips and tutorial at a2z :)

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully designed card Barb; love the soft colors and the dots!

Dawn Turley said...

very special Barb. Love the soft stencilled background.

Anita in France said...

What a wonderfully soft and subtle stencilled background, Barb ... so perfect with the shimmery bold sentiment! Anita :)

Rosemary said...

love the subtle background you created with the stamp, barb... beautiful card!

KayM said...

Oh don't you just love that you can make your own enamel dots! Those melting Perler beads can sure smell up the house though! haha! Your card is so soft and pretty! I love the lightly stenciled background with the pretty gold embossed sentiment! Simply stunning!! ((Hugs))

icardeveryone01 said...

Hi Barb! Though I've stopped by before, Karin sent me today through The Creative Blog Hop! I had no luck melting Perler beads!! Wish I still lived in NY, it would be worth the drive down to have you show me what I'm doing wrong!! Love your work, and your style...
=] Michele

Laura B. said...

This is stunning, Barb!! I love how you faded in and out with the stencil. so soft and gradient and gorgeous paired with the gold sentiment!! Love it!

cm said...

"Sporadic" stenciling, pretty enamel dots, the stunning gold sentiment = a work of art! Yes, another card of yours that I adore!!
~c

Greta said...

Thought I left you a comment on this gorgeous card--one of my all-time favorites, Barb!

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous card Barb, I love the gorgeous gold against the stencil such a cool combination. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS it's always such a pleasure to see you here.

Marie

Carol Perry said...

This looks so soft and elegant Barb. Love the way it turned out.

Deepti said...

Wow this is so pretty, I love the faded look of the triangles and the color combo :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

Jaydee said...

So soft and beautiful. I love the triangles and those dots are precious! Your embossed sentiment is perfection. so glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
Jaydee

Lee-Anne said...

So beautiful, Barb...especially in this color! The gold sentiment just pops! Love it!

lostinpaper said...

Your stencil background is incredible, I always struggle with getting it to look random and balanced, love it!