Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You Are a Blessing

This week's Color My Heart: Color Dare #178 features some lovely colors.


The card base was cut from Soft Sky cardstock with a piece of Thistle DSP adhered at an angle. The inside was lined with a piece of white cardstock, stamped with a few tiny hearts in Thistle ink and a die cut row of hearts were adhered along the bottom edge in pink.

A panel of Soft Sky was partially stamped in a wood grain design with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. White ink was sponged over the entire card front including the areas that were not embossed. The card was then wiped clean with a tissue. The hearts were die cut and heat embossed with clear powder and adhered to the panel. The leaves were die cut and heat embossed with clear powder. One set of leaves was adhered directly to the panel while the other was popped up with thin foam tape. The sentiment was stamped along with three tiny hearts.

Twenty flowers were die cut from cardstock - 12 from white and eight from pink. Four of
the white flowers were covered with Thistle ink, curled with a bone folder and adhered together to form one flower. The 8 pink flowers were sponged on the edges with Thistle ink and made into two flowers as were the remaining 8 white flowers. They were arranged and adhered on the card front and white pearls were placed in the center of the one Thistle flower and two pink flowers and pink pearls were placed in the two white flowers. The panel was backed with craft foam for dimension and adhered at an angle to the DSP on the card base.

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Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, heat embossing, embossing resist, handmade flowers
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamps: SU! "Snuggles and Smooches" (heart) and "Hardwood" (background); Lil' Inker Designs "Modern Mehndi" (sentiment)
Inks: CTMH Thistle, SU! Soft Sky & White Craft, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky
DSP: CTMH Penelope Collection
Dies: SU! "Secret Garden" (leaves), Lil' Inker Designs "Perky Posies" & "Heart Parade"
Misc.: Craft foam, thin foam tape, MS pearl stickers, SU! White & Clear EP, bone folder, glue dots


  1. Very pretty card and your flower are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart.

  2. All the clear heat embossing really brings out the color...beautiful card. Love your layered panels and variety of layered flowers with the pearl embellishments. Thanks for joining us again at Color Dare...got some pretty colors next challenge also.

  3. Great card! Love the heart border and that woodgrain background. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  4. Fabulous card layout and those flowers are just gorgeous! I'm glad you shared this beautiful card with us at Color My Heart Color Dare. Please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  5. You have a lot more patience for making flowers than I do. This is a great card.

  6. Oooh... I missed this one... so pretty! love the pretty heart border and those flowers are beautiful...