Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post! This week our simple sketch has two horizontal panels with a middle stripe and a focal image.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
When I saw this cool sketch from Freshly Made Sketches I remembered a dear friend had gifted me a Creative Memories Cutter with 2 Wavy Blades which was the perfect tool to create this card.
Other: Antique Gold Shimmer Paper (Recollections)
Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card creation:
Friday, April 9, 2021
My card today was really quick to make following the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch. I used some very old Close to My Heart paper called Star Spangled Blue Background and Texture Paper and the Scandinavian Folk Art sentiment stamp. A Stitched Circle and Stitched Square Frame were used to frame the bold sentiment. This card will go to my husband for Father's Day.
The small circle embellishments were created by clear embossing Star Spangled Blue Card Stock and then using a regular hole punch.
The Scandinavian Folk Art Stamp Set is the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month which can be purchased for just $5 with a qualifying order of $50.
Here is the wonderful Tuesday Morning Sketch that inspired my card layout:
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges: Daisy Chain Challenges--Monochrome Happy Little Stampers-- Anything Goes With Dies Love to Craft Challenges--Anything Goes My Besties Brazil--Tic Tac Toe (Middle Row)
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Sometimes I like to take out very old patterned papers to play with. The background papers in this card are from Moonstruck Background & Texture Papers from the late 1990's and the contrasting yellow is Lemon. The sentiment and candles were stamped in Sapphire Ink and are from the Close to My Heart retired stamp set called "So Many Candles" cardmaking set. The flames were made with English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Here is the third card I've made with alcohol inked backgrounds. I used one of the panels as the center focal panel for this gold themed card. The background paper colors are Lagoon and Sapphire and the stamp sets are retired from Stampin' Up: Clubhouse and Vertical Greetings. The Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut Dies and Dies from the Clubhouse set were also used with Silver Foil paper and Antique Gold Shimmer paper from Recollections. A True Blue Shades Tri-Blend Marker was used to frame the greeting.
Below is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #415 that inspired my card creation. Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, April 11 and we look forward to seeing what you can create.
There are many colors from the Close to my Heart palette that I rarely use so I decided to use "Desert Rose" as my background color. I consulted the "Love of Color" book to find a color that would coordinate with it and found "Peacock". The greeting is from a retired stamp set called "Words of Comfort" and was stamped in Peacock Ink, Versamark Ink and Clear Embossed on Pebble Card Stock. The coordinating ribbon is Peacock Dots and is also retired. The Desert Rose Card Stock was dry embossed with a Darice "Daisies" embossing folder.
Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #479 graphic that inspired my card layout:
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle--Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe--Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Seize the Birthday has a wonderful sketch as an "option" for their challenge this week and I found some time to play along. Last week I was playing with alcohol inks and made several panels which you can find here. Lagoon Card Stock, Balloon Animals greeting, Lagoon ink, Wood Hearts and Lagoon Shimmer Brush were used to accent the pretty alcohol inked panel. Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut Dies were used to frame the border and focal panel.
Here is the fabulous Seize the Birthday sketch that inspired my card layout:
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges: A Place to Start--Shape Board--heart Stamping Sensations--Monochromatic Addicted to CAS--Birthday
Sunday, March 28, 2021
It's fun to use up some older paper and trim to make an elegant birthday card for a beautiful person who didn't get her birthday card on time.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Although I've been "collecting" alcohol inks for quite awhile I finally took them out to play with the other evening. Here is the first card I've made with one of these beautiful panels following the Tuesday Morning Sketch #598. The background mats are Peacock and Lagoon card stocks and the greeting is from "Winged Masterpiece" and stamped in Versamark Ink, Lagoon ink and Polysparkle Tinsel embossing powder.
This was just one of the many alcohol inked card panels that I made a few days ago:
Here is the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch that inspired my card layout:
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark
Crafty Gals Corner #217--Make it Green
The House That Stamps Built #M2421--Anything Goes
Paper Funday #27--Anything Goes with option of Green
Ikesworld Challenges #1422--Anything Goes--option of Monochrome
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Once I decided on which Congratulations stamp to use this card came together very quickly thanks to following the Fusion sketch!
There is a lot of sparkle to this card with Gold Foil Card Stock, Black Ore paper and Gold Embossing powder. An Embossing Pen was used to frame to oval for the addition of more gold embossing powder. The heart patterned paper is from I Heart Us and the sentiment is from "Happy Couple"--both retired from Close to my Heart.
Here is the wonderful Fusion Challenge graphic that inspired my card creation:
Monday, March 22, 2021
Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post! This week we invite you to try our sketch that features a top and bottom border and a large central sentiment. My card was made several weeks ago with Cricut cuts and very old D.O.T.S. (changed name to Close to my Heart in 1996) stamp and Christmas Green paper in Clover card stock, Mint Card stock and Clover ink.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
A new Wood Grain paper pack has been sitting in my stash for quite awhile so I decided to use it in cardmaking today. I combined it with a sunflower patterned paper called "Bloom with Grace". The sparkly copper accents are Copper Ore paper. The sentiment was stamped in Espresso ink and came from the December Stamp of the Month called Happiness Never Grows Old. Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch #497 was the foundation for this card.
Here is the fabulous Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge graphic that inspired my card creation:
Friday, March 19, 2021
Here is a really quick card I made following Try Stampin' on Tuesday's challenge to use a large sentiment or to use a sketch. The large die cut called A Big Thank You was cut from Sapphire Card Stock and glued on top of Brushed patterned paper . Diamond Stickles was applied to the top of the die cut to complete the card.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Several family members love cats so I used the TGIF Sketch to feature one. The cat was colored to resemble my old cat.