Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet & Simple Valentine - sketch challenge

I'm joining the fun in February at the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog.  The first challenge this month is a sketch challenge.  As always, the rules are to use Close To My Heart products.  I came up with a sweet & simple Valentine card using the sketch provided.  Here's the sketch:
I chose to use the sketch as is, on a 5x7 card (my favorite size).  Here's the finished card:

I just love the way this turned out!  I started with some Grey Wool cardstock (gray is the new black!), and stamped with Grey Wool ink using the February stamp of the month set, Friendship.  I also sponged all of the edges with the same ink.

Next, I cut a 2 1/2x4 1/2 panel from one of the patterns in the Sweetheart paper pack, and sponged the edges with Smoothie ink.  I matted the panel with black cut to 2 5/8 x 4 5/8 and adhered it to the card, centered vertically.

I punched three 1 1/2 inch circles from Smoothie cardstock and sponged the edges in the same color.  Using the Connections stamp set, I stamped the larger circle design in Smoothie ink and the smaller design in White Daisy pigment ink, which I embossed with white embossing powder.  I didn't worry about perfect placement of the circles for this design since the overall feel is a little more playful.

Finally, after adhering my circles, I pulled out the package of MyStickease from the Sweetheart line.  I used three identical round elements and popped them up with foam adhesive tape.  I chose a sentiment from the MyStickease, sponged the edges with Smoothie and Grey Wool ink, and adhered it with foam adhesive tape as well.

Here's a shot of the dimension:

If you've got some CTMH supplies, head on over to H2H and play along with the challenges.  If you don't have CTMH supplies, why not?!  Shop online anytime, and play along with any challenge for the entire month.

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  1. Oh that is so cute! Sometimes I want a card that don't have all the mushy stuff and pictures and know....I guess they call it class. That is a nice classy card.

  2. Classy IS the word for this! Very nice! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  3. Lori, this is so elegant! I'm starting to use grey a lot more these days, too - thanks for playing with us at H2H :o)

  4. Absolutely precious--the greys and pinks just pop!

  5. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Your card is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*

  6. Love your card! The colors are great together.


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