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Monday, September 26, 2022

AHSC # 492 - Fall Vintage Series - Hello

 


This is my favorite card in this series! Layering the overlay on top of the banner strips and the tags on top of the overlay worked out perfectly! 

My tip for fine cut overlays: use glue dots to assemble your card. There are micro glue dots on the outside from of the overlay then I used large glue dots behind the tags and the paper dots in the top corner. 

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Celebration


 Last year I celebrated 15 years with Close to My Heart and received a wooden plaque with 5, 10 & 15 year wooden hearts as an award. It's now decorated and ready to hang in my craft room.

Monday, July 18, 2022

AHSC # 482 - In Full Bloom Series - Birthday

 


This looks pretty fancy but it's actually pretty simple! The cluster of flowers is cut from a printed scrapbook paper so I didn't have to stamp & color. This is what I call working smart! The stitched circle seemed like the perfect compliment to the plaid backgroud paper.

I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share it on their blog. Here’s the sketch…..

 



Monday, June 27, 2022

AHSC # 479 - Happy 4th of July!


 

4th of July in the US will be upon us soon & now that we live in Nevada I send cards to a few friends and family we used to spend the holiday with.

This week Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is again partnering with the Double Trouble blog challenge to create a card with the AHSC sketch and the "create your own background " challenge from Double Trouble. My card base has been sanded on the edge to add a little texture and the white background was dry embossed with a heart embossing folder. I wanted to use 3 fun pieces for the circle elements, so I cut a heart from glitter paper, cut a circle from a heart pattern paper and stamped the 4th of July image and trimmed it out. I thought these layered together well.

I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share it on their blog. Details for the Double Trouble challenge are in this link too.

 Here’s the AHSC sketch…..



Monday, June 13, 2022

AHSC # 477 - Kind Words

 




This week's sketch is so fun! The secret is finding a texture and creating some layers. The stripe paper I used with the honeycomb die cut made this easy. I used gold shimmer brush on the bumble bee for just a little more texture. I also decided to use the square format from the sketch. I'm not concerned about not having a square envelope for this card because it will be tied on a gift bag.

I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share it on their blog. Here’s the sketch…..



Monday, May 30, 2022

AHSC # 475 - Love Story Series - Mink

 

Don't let the busy background of this week's sketch discourage you from creating something. Instead let your imagination take over! The CTMH Mink Love Story papers included the pretty zip strip I mounted for the band under the flowers on this card. I inked the edges of the flower blooms and the leaves with a dark green ink and finished the card by brushing just a bit of clear sparkle on the blooms.

I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share it on their blog. Here’s the sketch…..



Monday, May 23, 2022

AHSC # 474 - Classic Guy


 The sketch this week is one that has so many possibilities! I really love how this card came out. The backside of this woodgrain paper is what I used to stamp the truck image and I think it came out perfect for that vintage look. 



I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share it on their blog. Here’s the sketch…..