The title may sound relevant to all card-makers as we do create card with our heart. But in this particular case I literally meant with Heart as our theme for The Flower Challenge is “Add A Heart”
There are many ways to use heart in front of a card. You can use the background embossed with hearts. Maybe use a heart stencil to create the background. You can arrange the floral elements in a shape of heart like I did here in this project. You can just add a die cut heart behind the focal image like I did here.
For my card here today I used a small die cut heart to stamp the sentiment. A heart print background and even the sentiment says “A grateful heart is a magnet of miracles. And heart embellishments. I definitely went overboard with hearts today.
For my background today I used a pattern paper with hearts cut to 4 by 5 and a quarter inches. Layered a black and white stripe strip of patter paper across the lower portion of the panel. I added a green ribbon that would match the color of my leaves with a bow in the black and white strip. Matted the whole panel with a dark pink card-stock. I like doing that as pattern papers are not very thick and adding a mat also gives it a finished look.
As all Flower Challenge requires flowers as the main focus, I added these die cut layered pink morning glory flowers created with AltenewMorning Glory Layering Die. This was one of the Craft A Flower die subscription. I used Recollection Card-stock from Michaels to die cut the flowers.
For the sentiment of this card I wanted to use a heart die cut to stamp the sentiment on. This Recollection hearts die had one die that was the right size. I used pink card-stock to die cut the heart. And I glued a darker pink card-stock behind it and cut it with scallop scissors around it carefully to create this scallop heart.
I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs Grateful Bloom stamp set which matched perfectly with my project. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink.
Arranged the flowers and the heart towards the left side of the panel. And finally, added the whole panel on to an A2 size side folding card base.
I had the My Minds Eye enamel pack which had matching color enamel hearts. I added some enamel hearts on the sentiment heart die cut. Finally, my card is done.
If this inspires you to create cards with hearts please follow along with us at The Flower Challenge and post your projects.
CAS stands for Clean And Simple. The Flower challenge this month is all about clean and simple.Here comes my post for The Flower Challenge #57.
Hello Everyone !
Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.
When it comes to CAS I struggle the most. It really is a challenge for me as I can never settle with simple. So my clean and simple still consists of a little glitz and a little glam.
For my background I ripped a printer paper and layered on a panel of Neenah card-stock so that a little strip would show through. I taped it so it wouldn’t move. I started ink blending using Distressed Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve. When I removed the printer paper I got this cool look of ink blended strip.
I used AltenewDitsy Print Stamp set. For the simplicity required by the challenge I only used the outline stamp in Ranger Archival Ink in black and instead of using colors on my floral image i used gold ink to stamp the layering stamp. The gold I used is Tsuneko Brilliance.
The sentiment I used says Stay Beautiful which is from the Altenew Beautiful Peony stamp set. I love the font and style of this sentiment stamp. I think it compliments my card design really well.
Like I said before I can never settle with simple on my card project. I was still feeling like I needed a little something on my card. But I forced myself to not overdo it and just add a few black iridescent gems on the center of my flowers.
This completed my card for today. Hope this inspired you.
Let’s play along at The Flower Challenge and share your projects over there.
Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing this beautiful card I created featuring the latest April release stamp called Statement Flowers. This stamp set is from Altenew. Altenew has always been one of my favorite stamp companies.
Here’s my card for today.
This stamp is a big floral stamp that covers a full A2 standard size card front.
I decided to stamp this image on a watercolor card-stock panel. Stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink and sprinkled Ranger Embossing Powder in Platinum color. After heat setting the embossing, I started to watercolor the image.
Here was my inspiration picture i found on Pinterest and I really fell in love with the combination.
I pulled out my Peerless Watercolors in Sky Blue and Sepia Brown. I really love how vibrant Peerless Watercolors are . I own this basic pad of 15 colors. Seems like it lasts forever.
Surprisingly, only two layers of simple water coloring on these flowers and wow I am stunned.
I stamped one of the sentiment from this stamp set on a sky blue strip of card-stock. Embossed that again, this time using detail white embossing powder. Adhered that on some foam tape.
Finally, I embellished the panel with some matching blue Sequins from my stash.
I loved how my card turned out. Hope you guys liked it too.
Few days ago I posted on my Instagram Story a floral pattern image I picked from Pinterest. I took that as an inspiration for my card. I challenged myself to create a card like the inspiration picture. Using the supplies I already own.
My Inspiration for Today:
Most of the times I look up on Pinterest for ideas for my cards anyway. I really liked this picture i found. Here is the picture:
I really liked the yellow and shades of brown on this picture. So I tried to crate a card similar to this.
Here is my card for today:
The Focal Image:
For my card I used the Stamp set called Hibiscus Bouquet from Altenew. Stamped the outline images on a black piece of card stock with Versamark Watermark Ink. Versamark is a clear sticky ink. I colored the images using Faber Castell Polychromos in Yellow, Brown and Grey to somewhat match my inspiration picture. I like to color the images before embossing if I am using pencil colors. Then stamped and embossed the images again with Detail white embossing powder from Wow.
I cut out the images using scissors as I didn’t own the coordinating dies for this particular stamp set. Since these are large images it wasn’t hard to cut out the images using scissors.
Then I arranged the images on a black card stock panel of 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches.
Stamped the sentiment You are amazing on a scrap piece of cardstock with versamark ink and embossed using the white embossing powder again. Foam mounted the sentiment strip to the right hand bottom corner.
Embellished the card using some transparent light grey sequins i had lying in my stash adhered with Matte Medium.
I really liked how my card turned out. Hope you guys will give it a try too. If you do so please tag me on social media so I can see what you come up with.