Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #9

This sketch looks easy but in reality is so not!  Especially for those who (ahem) have perfectionist issues... this weeks card unfortunately went thru several revisions  because I like things to be perfectly spaced out and I like my pattern paper to perfectly line up and I think I perfectly need therapy. (LOL)

I do not think it was Michelle of AHSC plan to cause me to have an OCD episode with her wonderful sketch but wow did this one ever live up to the "challenge" part of the title!

 Now that it is done I LOVE this card!  I decided to use last winter's Christmas paper from Close To My Heart, it is called Pear and Partridge and like all things Close To My Heart it is lovely.  I am excitedly awaiting the new Fall/Winter Idea Book to arrive and cannot wait to see what this years Christmas paper will be!

This card is very basic in that I used a 5x7 card base in Colonial White Cardstock.  I inked all the edges of my Pear and Partridge pieces in Cashmere Ink and cut my bow out using my Cricut Artiste (pg. 55).  For an extra pop I used a gold Shimmer Design Brad (retired) in the center of my bow.

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments! Follow the link to check out all the great artwork submitted to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I hope you get inspired and decide to come play along!  We would love to see what you create and you may be voted into the top 3 cards of the week.

Happy Crafting!


  1. I agree it was challenging but you made it look easy with your christmas card...I agree its a beautiful card!

  2. Love your card, Candra! The Artiste cut bow with the shimmer brad is a wonderful embellishment. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm going to try this sketch soon!
    :) Marie

  3. Challenging for sure !! I used graph paper to do my layout and it really helped. I am glad that I am not the only one who had a melt down !! LOL

  4. Oops, forgot to say, I absolutely love , love, love this card !!!!

  5. I enjoyed reading your description of making this card. It took me all day because I too am a perfectionist and definitely mathematically challenged. You did a great job though. Love the paper and that bow just pops.

  6. Love this card, so glad you decided to use the Christmas paper. It makes a great card.

  7. love this one Candra. Did like that paper.

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