Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post! This week our sketch has 3 panels and a round sentiment focal element to spark your creativity. My card uses an older Close to My Heart paper pack called Blossom which will become available again on January 1. The coordinating card stocks are Sunset and Lagoon. The flower group is from the Artistry stamp set and the sentiment is from Spruced Up Cardmaking stamp set. The scalloped circle thin cut die was used for the focal frame. The flowers were accented with the Clear Shimmer Brush.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post. This one is quite special as we have reached a 400 challenge milestone. In celebration I will be giving away a Close to my Heart sentiment stamp set to a lucky United States resident who leaves a comment on this blog post and becomes a follower of this blog. Keep reading for more information.
This week's sketch is a very versatile one so I made several cards with it.
Here is the prize I will be giving away to one lucky random draw participant from the United States who does 2 things:
1. Comment on this blog post and tell me which number card you like best AND
2. Become a follower of this blog. Contest closes on Sunday evening, January 3, 2021.
I will also be entering these cards into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenge #194--Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday--Celebrate!
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper--Anything Goes
Scribbles Design Challenge #95--Sparkle and Shine
Color Dare #423--Traditional Christmas--Reds and Greens
Monday, December 21, 2020
One of my sisters has always loved Penguins so I made her this fun card. This large image seemed to fit the Freshly Made Sketch #466 very well so I used it to complete my card.
Here is another view taken from a different angle so you can see how sparkly the ice and dark water is.
This cute stamp has been in my stash since the late 1990's. I had actually purchased it "rubber only" and then fixed it with a cushion to a wood block. The sentiment stamp is from last year's Reindeer Crossing set from Close to my Heart and the paper colors are Sapphire and Linen. I used a q-tip to color in the sun and sky with Canary and Sky ink colors (retired CTMH). Moondust Stickles Glitter Gel was applied to the ice and Brutus Monroe Raven Black embossing powder was used.
Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post. This week's sketch has several flags, a circle and a focal element to inspire your creativity. Here's my card:
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Something Fierce is a Close to My Heart paper pack that retired a few years ago. I thought it would be a perfect choice for a 2 year old's birthday card using this week's Case This Sketch layout (which I rotated):
Raspberry card stock, Bluebird card stock, Raspberry Shimmer Trim and Bluebird Shimmer Trim were added as accent elements.
Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:
Welcome back to another Joyful Stars Blog Hop! We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST. If you are coming from Joyce Gough's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!
Monday, December 7, 2020
I really liked this week's Freshly Made Sketch #464 so I used it to create several Christmas cards. First I stamped Merry Christmas Trimmings with Evergreen or Intense Black Ink and colored the background with Light Green Blend Marker and Dark Red Blend Markers and laminated them. The papers came from Comfort and Joy, Mix-in November--December 2019 and November-December 2020. Evergreen Card Stock and Candy Apple Card Stock papers were used as mats. The cards are being displayed in the order in which I made them. I would really like to know which you like best.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Close to my Heart Products used:
- Ruby Card Stock
- Cedar and Pine Paper
- Julep Card Stock
- Frosted Christmas stamp (retired)
- Ruby Ink (retired)
- Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut Die
- Clear Shimmer Brush
Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post! We have another wonderful sketch to spark your creativity this week which includes 3 vertical panels, a focal panel and a horizontal stripe. My card features Party Time paper, Lagoon Card Stock, Sapphire Card Stock, Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts, So Many Candles Workshop stamps and Lagoon Ink.
Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, December 6 and you can enter our challenge here. We hope you can find the time to play along with us this week. Here is the wonderful sketch that inspired my card layout:
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Scribbles Design Challenge--Layer it Up
Seize the Birthday--Sparkle and Shine
Watercooler Wednesday--All About Occasions
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The challenge at CAS on Friday is to use a large sentiment and I was able to make a number of cards experimenting with different papers yet using the same die. I would love to know which card you like best so I am numbering them.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
I'm loving the Close to my Heart Seasons in Motion special and have made a slew of Thanksgiving cards with these stamps and die cuts. I've used Orange colors for Color Dare #490--Shades of Orange. Notice how the scarecrow seems to be waving his hands as the "hello" tab is moved.
The colors are Goldrush and Paprika. I used some older Goldrush B & T paper and a very old Thanksgiving stamp by Stampendous.