Showing posts from May, 2019

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

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 N