Birgit's MIX54 challenge is to use hearts.
I don't really use Valentine's cards since DH doesn't mark the day, and giving them generally isn't part of the culture here. But I thought I could use the challenge to make an overdue thank -you card :D.
I punched the hearts from one of my failed OLC cards from Monday's TLC which went into the scrap pile, and added a calyx using a daisy punch, and wire stems.
The vase was punched from white card with the SU ornament punch and then stamped with IO's Reverse Damask in black.
I scored along the bottom of the card above and below the sentiment.
I cut a deckle rectangle and used that as a reverse mask to sponge my stencil with Pumice Stone. To make it mixed media I added some blue chalk after removing the stencil.
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 GMT Views: 1335
Registered: August 8, 2006 Location: Roseville CA Posts: 17529
Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 6:52 AM
i love all the texture in this card! my eyes go right to the hearts, and then dance around to look at the vase and the rich background. i catch the heart-felt sentiment, and end up right at the heart flowers again. so sweet. lovely
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39860
Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 7:11 AM
WOW Sabrina, what a pretty card. Love the simplicity of it. Your bg is perfect for your vase and tiny hearts. That scoring adds so much. What a wonderfully designed and well done card. TFS :0)
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22277
Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 7:25 AM
What an awesome background and innovative approach to the challenge! I love how you made the vase out of an ornament! Your stenciled background is fantastic and caught my eye in those wonderful colors!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17604
Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 8:56 AM
I LOVE the depth you gave this with your expert sponging!! Such a lovely Thank You!!so full of LOVE with all your hearts!!
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