Monday, January 27, 2014

Love/Valentine Card ~ Hearts and Hugs {1st Post}

My next sketch in my self imposed challenge is from My favorite Things.
They also have a color palette challenge going on.
Can you guess their first color combo? lol.
I started by embossing the rectangular black background
with arrows then rounding the corners.
I originally made the stamped banners to go side to side
like in the sketch but after trying it that way I moved them.
I thought they looked better laid top to bottom.
Next I colored up this sweet image and cut them out.
I framed them up with a heart embossed heart.
I stamped the sentiment and then hand cut its banner frame.
To finish off the card all of the edges were sponged black.


*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Girl and bear from the Pure Innocence Bear Hugs stamp set from My Favorite Things.
*Banner design from the DC Large Scale Backgrounds stamp set from My Favorite Things.
*Sentiment from the No Matter What stamps set from Verve Stamps.
*Background embossed using the A2-Arrows folder from The Paper Studio.
*Heart embossed using the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart folder.
*Copic markers R83, E00, E13 and E33.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges:
My Favorite Things Sketch #160
My Favorite Things Color Palette #1 Black, pink and white
Cuttin and Stampin #14-3 Anything goes with Arrows. 
Word Art Wednesday #116 Anything goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday January linky
Sentimental Sundays #191 Lovey dovey
Pile It On #4 Animals
613 Avenue Create #56 Anything goes 
One Crazy Stamper January Anything goes

Here is the sketch I followed


  1. what a precious image and fab card :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week. :)

  2. Great take on the sketch
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  3. Very sweet. I love that sweet image and the color scheme. Great card.

  4. Simply Adorable!!! Awesome take on the sketch!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. aww so sweet. great colour combo! thank you for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sundays! Rachael x

  6. What a seet card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  7. Such a great card. Love the simple design and the color combo. Love the embossing too. So glad you shared your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We started a new Challenge so, hope you come join us again. Leaving you with God's Word in Galatians 5:1, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

    God bless always,
    JO ANN

  8. Really Cute Card. I love that arrow embossing folder you are using. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' this week.

    Tammy S.

  9. This is so sweet and I love the sketch and your interpretation! TFS

  10. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Animals Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb


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