I used a midnight black cardstock, which looks like a dark gray, as the card base cut to A2 in size. The lighter gray cardstock mat is stamped with VersaMagic Midnight Black ink using Hero Arts' Old Letter Writing stamp. I've recently purchased the black cardstock that has clear heat embossed stripes already on it. I think this paper is quite striking. Using VersaMark and Hero Arts' Fabulous Flourish I then heat embossed with white embossing powder. This was the first time I had tried heat embossing on this kind of paper, and was initially a little disappointed with the result.Wherever the manufactured clear embossed stripes are, the details of the stamp is lost and the entire stamped flourish is looking striped. After a while the look grew on me and I saw a different kind of texture showing up with the stripes.
I then attached this piece onto the light gray background stamped mat and tied a bright yellow ribbon where the two layers meet. Then I attached it to the card adding the "You Are My Sunshine" sentiment using dimensional pop-dots.
This was a fun and easy card to put together. It was coming up the the layout first, that took time for me this time.But once I knew what I wanted to do, it came together quickly.
With the left overs I made a 2nd card. I prefer the one I posted first for the entry. I think I like the Hero Arts' larger flourish on this layout better than the s.e.i flourish. I've used this s.e.i flourish on previous cards, and loved it. But this time the Hero Arts flourish works better for me.
TOOLS & SUPPLIES
STAMPS : Hero Arts - Old Letter Writing, & Fabulous Florish
Daisy Bucket - Sunshine
INK: Versa Mark & White embossing powder
Versa MAgic - Midnight Black
Ribbon - Yellow