This week our cards are going off to Heath in Oklahoma! Heath was in a horrible industrial accident and is in need of some of the Teapotter's cheer and well wishes.
Heath loves to fish and hunt, but it looks as if that will be something he does again in the far off future. Thus the cards that are hunting, and fishing related. Heath also loves the English American Coon Hound and the Bluetick Coon Hound. Sounds like good ole huntin' dogs to me.
Well, I didn't bring any of that. Heath is also very much a religious man, so that's the avenue I went. I love the verse that is on the front of this card. It is good for many of the different situations that life throws at us.
Do you ever get an ef that wants to cut through your design? Well this is one of them. So, I had to finish cutting the oval from embossed panel. It works, but that is not what I bought this pretty frame for. I even tried different plates, though I didn't try the Vagabond. So if you notice that the edges on the inside of the oval and around the oval are a little off kilter (like me), that's what happened.
The verse is computer generated and it fit perfectly within the oval. I used a size 16 font for the general part of the verse and a 22 and italics for the capital letters. The font is Lucida Handwriting, with the capital letters being the Script MT Bold font.
Flourishes and crystals were added to fancy it up a bit.
My thoughts and prayers to Heath and his family.
Date: Monday, July 9, 2012 GMT Views: 1085
Registered: October 3, 2009 Location: In a state of grace Posts: 10920
Mon, Jul 09, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
This is stunning, Jennifer! I love your layers under the sentiment, the embossing and flourishes are so elegant, and your pear-shaped crystals are da bomb! You did good - real good!! Now where did I put those inspirational cookies...
Hugz and thanks for coming to the party!
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Marzi, Punchkateer Apprentice - why use 1 when you can use 2? or 8?
Registered: December 24, 2010 Location: Alpharetta, GA Posts: 5648
Mon, Jul 09, 2012 @ 8:54 PM
I think it's just beautiful! The embossing looks fabulous (even if it cut through your paper!!) and those black swirls (I'm sure they have an official name but I have no idea what it is) look fantastic! Love the layout!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Mon, Jul 09, 2012 @ 9:36 PM
Jennifer..beautiful use of this wonderful EF. It does cut deeply and I found dropping it down a tab on the big shot worked well. I love the flourishes you used and your computer generated verse is just beautiful!