Monday, January 30, 2017

AHSC #197

I used to be a design team member of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog and I am happy to report that I will be joining them as a design team member again next month.  I decided to play along with this week's sketch as I really like it and I knew it would take me out of my comfort zone.  The majority of the cards I make start off with a sketch that I have pinned on pinterest.  The card I made for this sketch was time consuming and it took me about 1 1/2 hours to make it.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my card using the sketch as inspiration:

I started out with an ivory card stock called French Vanilla by Bazzill.  I then added a layer of Stampin' Up's Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I love the colour combo of Ivory and maroon and use it quite often on my cards and I also enjoy wearing them together.  I used a Martha Stewart leaf punch to punch out the leaves and stamped the flowers with Cherry Cobbler ink and then die cut them using the co-ordinating die.  The flowers are from Bloomin' Love stamp and die set by Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is from the clear stamp set Mug Hugs by Sunny Studio.  I die cut a circle heart die by Spellbinders and used the negatives of the hearts on my card.  The flowers were finished with a small pink pearl in the centres.  The flowers, leaves and hearts were attached using glue dots and the panel was then attached with 3D foam tape onto the cherry cobbler panel.  I am quite happy with how this card turned out.  In order to get a good circle, I traced around one of my circle dies with a pencil which helped a lot.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Oma,

What a pretty card. I like how you punched the hearts in the corners of your main layer. Your florals are so lovely. You SHOULD be very pleased with how your card turned out!

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the combination of the hearts and flowers around your wreath and how you used your negatives...very pretty card and design. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this is amazing!!! Love all your elements for this beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to "seeing" you next month.


Dena J said...

Stunning card. Those colors ARE perfect together. You have rocked the sketch!! Thank you for joining us at AHSC this week. ~Dena (DT)

Lisa said...

Such pretty cards! Love them both... thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!