Wednesday, January 24, 2018

AHSC #248

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week has another fabulous sketch which I really love so I decided to play along again.

Here is the sketch:

This is the card I made using the sketch as inspiration:

I started with an ivory card stock base.  I cut the squares from SU's Cherry Cobbler and Ivory cardstock with stitched square dies.  I had some very narrow pink ribbon which I added.  I am not a big fan of twine or washi tape.  The flowers were stamped onto pink card stock with SU's Cherry Cobbler ink and then die cut using the matching dies which are by Creative Expressions Shaded Peony.  I love this set and have made quite a few cards with them.  The leaves were punched out of green cardstock.  I added yellow enamel dots to the flower centres and also added 3 burgundy enamel dots.  The enamel dots are by Your Next Stamp which is a Canadian company.  The sentiment which is by Stamps of Life was stamped onto the ivory square using SU's Cherry Cobbler ink.  I used my Stamp Perfect by Hampton Arts to stamp the sentiment.  Hampton Arts does not make the Stamp Perfect anymore as it is an exact duplicate of the Misti and due to copyright laws they had to discontinue selling it.  I was lucky enough to buy the Stamp Perfect at Michaels with a 50% off coupon which meant that I got it for $18.00 which is a lot cheaper than the Misti.  I love it and use it quite frequently.  I like the fact that if the image or sentiment is not stamped perfectly you can easily stamp it again without worrying about whether or not the stamp is in the correct position. 

I love how this card turned out and the photo does not do it justice.  It is much prettier in real life.  I will probably send this card to a very close friend who lives near Moncton NB and who I don't see often enough.  Donna and I have been friends since we met in Nursing School in 1967.  We had a blast with each other getting into all kinds of shenanigans and we spent a week together camping one year near Omemee ON.  While we were camping we went to the drive in theatre through the exit as there was no one in the booth to take our money and the gate was down.  For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the movie that we watched! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Golden Goddess Designs said...

love this! great job! thanks for playing along again at AHSC!


Patty said...

Using textured cardstock for this card was a good choice, and the stitching detail really adds a lot. Thank you for joining AHSC this week.

Treva said...

Really cute card and I love your commentary too; tfs!

Michelle said...

cute card, the pink ribbon was just the right touch. YOur story of the week your friend was also entertaining. That's why I scrapbook too to remember those stories. Thank you for joining us at AHSC.

Christine said...

Absolutely many special touches and great use of the sketch! Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
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Cindy said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.

Annette Clark said...

Another great CAS card that packs a punch, Anna! I love the colors, your stamped flowers and the shiny embellishments you chose, I always love to see a touch of the shiny or sparkly. Great take on the sketch and thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.