Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #319

Hello Crafty Friends!  For this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I was all ready to create something new, but a card that I created for my Spring Card Workshop just had to be shared instead!
Products I used for this card are Pansy and Lilac cardstock, Silver Heat Embossing Powder, Pansy Ink, and a Sugarplum Glitter Gem for my flower centre.  The Thistle Extra Thick Twine is retired but a perfect addition to the "purple card!.  The stamp set is from the Seasonal Expressions 1 and is called Dandelion Wishes (B1653).  
The embossing folder is called Playful Scallops (Z4231) and can be found in the "Going Soon" section of on my CTMH website, I lightly sanded the ridges to bring out the white core of the cardstock (love this effect!).  The lilac tag was cut out using one of the Thin Cuts from the Fancy Tags collection (Z4305).  This super simple card was definitely a favourite of the workshop, and I am going to keep this design in my stash as I think a Christmas versio…

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #317

My family and I went to our friends' wedding last weekend, and I decided to use this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts as the inspiration for the card.  It was a lovely outdoor wedding and the card I created really worked well with the clean and simple style of the event.  (whew!)

Using the so very pretty Feels Like Home paper collection (now retired but still available!), this card went through a few variations before I was happy with it. I did deviate from the sketch a bit, but I did use it as my starting point, and I think the main elements still shine through.

For this card, I used June's Stamp of the Month - It's Your Day to Sparkle (sneak peek!), and I stamped the image onto the patterned paper using Pewter Ink and then fussy cut it out.  I hand coloured the flowers and leaves and then went one step further and stamped the image onto Ballerina Cardstock which I then fussy cut out the base so that I could paper piece it onto my project.  It is difficult to see in…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #315

So this weeks card for Atlantic Hearts started out with every intention of being just like the sketch, but at some point, it went a little sideways.  I find it fun when I start a project with an end result in mind, and it turns into something completely different!

For this project, I used the super cute  "Mini-human" (D1648) stamp set and the I Heart Us Paper Collection both of these products are from CTMH's Seasonal Expressions 1 and sadly now retired. I am finding myself very conflicted with CTMH now having 3 catalogs a year like everyone life can be a little crazy and hectic, and I am not getting enough time to play with products before they retire! But on the other hand, I love getting new papers, stamp sets, and other products every 4 months, so yeah, conflicted!   Anyways, this super cute card came together quickly, and the design from AHSC is a keeper (even if I didn't follow it exactly this week).

Other products used on this card are Sweet Leaf and Nectarine …

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #313

For this week's Atlantic Hearts I decided to go a bit "Shabby Chic" using the beautiful  Feels Like Home Paper Collection and Aprils Stamp of the Month - Love So Sweet.  This card also has a sneak peek of a new thin cut that will be available May 1st in the new Seasonal Expressions 2!

To cut the triangle piece I cut a 3 7/8 square in half on the diagonal.  I used linen cardstock for this piece, and the leaves and butterflies are stamped in Sweet Leaf and Eggplant.  The lacey thin cut is in the Colour of the Year Sugarplum and I also sponge inked the edges in Sugarplum to soften the edges and add to the shabby chic.  To finish off my card, I added a few bitty sparkles.  I wrestled with adding "more" like a sentiment or some ribbon but decided that they took away rather than added to this project.

Thank you for stopping by, and I genuinely appreciate your comments!  I hope I have inspired you to come to play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Happy …