Monday, January 7, 2013

Sweethearts for You

This week's Freshly Made Sketches layout was the perfect layout for a Valentine's (or at least a heart) card.  It did help that the actual sketch showed hearts for the images :)

I combined this fun sketch with the color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts (Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, and Basic Black) and I think the two challenges make for a winning combination!  I immediately knew that I wanted to use the new Hearts a Flutter stamp set along with the coordinating framelits--isn't it great to not have to cut everything out by hand!  I wanted to add a sentiment that was a little more generic than Valentine's, so I chose the "for you from me" stamp from the set A Word for You.  I used some striped Basic Gray Patterns DSP for my background and layered that on Melon Mambo, White, and Basic Black card stock.  I made my scalloped border by combining a couple edgelits dies along with some white, Melon Mambo, and Black card stock as well as some Melon Mambo Patterns DSP.  I tied some of the new Melon Mambo striped organdy ribbon around everything to finish it off.  I used two of the small hearts and one of the small banners in the Hearts a Flutter stamp set to get the patterns on my small hearts.  Then I cut them with the small heart framelit so that they all looked like they were supposed to be hearts and then layered them on black hearts that I also cut with the framelit.  I used the scalloped heart to stamp my greeting on and layered it on another scalloped heart to help it stand out.  Hope you enjoy!
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  1. OMG! I love the layering of black behind your hearts! It gives them such depth. Thank you for playing at PPA!!

  2. Wow! Fabulous card and great job with both challenges. Thanks for joinging us at both Pals Paper Arts and Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Love the color scheme! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Love all of the layers, your colors are perfect! Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week.

  5. What a fun card! I love how you combined the challenges! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week! :)