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Friday, June 18, 2021

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


 For several years I have been participating in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge weekly blog, first as a challenge participant, and now as a Design Team member.

My friend Michelle in Nova Scotia Canada founded the blog and creates the weekly sketches. For the month of June I've created a series of 4th of July cards that I'll be mailing to friends and family. 

Anyone can participate - click here for the link & have some fun!

Heat Embossing on Watercolor Paper

 

I think this is a technique we forget about sometimes but the extra few minutes it takes really does make a difference! I've used Gold Embossing Powder on Watercolor Paper and colored the image with Shimmer Brushes. 

Heat embossing takes just a few tools...

  • non-stick mat
  • anti-static pouch
  • versamark
  • heat gun
If you don't have these supplies you can find them on my website Embossing | Close To My Heart


Monday, June 14, 2021

AHSC # 425 - 4th of July Series - card 2


 I used a striped paper and swapped the placement of the image and the sentiment to make this card. The red glitter paper seemed perfect for adding the sparkle I wanted on this card.

I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch and share it on the Atlantic Heart’s Sketch Challenge blog. Here is the sketch to get you started….



 


Monday, June 7, 2021

AHSC # 424 - 4th of July Series, card 1


 I love the 4th of July holiday! It's just people having fun and celebrating! So I've used all of the June Atlantic Hearts Sketches to make 4th of July cards, I hope you'll enjoy what I've made and be inspired by the sketch to create something of your own.

Here's the sketch.....



Monday, May 31, 2021

AHSC #423 - love, joy, happiness

 

It was fun choosing papers for this sketch. I wanted to be a little more colorful but kept coming back to this classic combo.

 

I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch and share it on the Atlantic Heart’s Sketch Challenge blog. Here is the sketch to get you started….



Monday, May 24, 2021

AHSC # 422 - Sending smiles


 To create the cluster of flowers on this card I decided to fussy cut these sunflowers from one of my favorite papers! 

 I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch and share it on the Atlantic Heart’s Sketch Challenge blog. Here is the sketch to get you started….



Monday, May 17, 2021

AHSC # 421 - hello

 

This sketch has so many possibilities! I choose to use die cuts and a border punch to capture the sketch elements.

 

I hope you’ll be inspired to create something with this week’s sketch and share it on the Atlantic Heart’s Sketch Challenge blog. Here is the sketch to get you started….