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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Heart 2 Heart goes Two Faced

My Yankee and Canadian friends are going to laugh, but when you are used to highs in the mid to upper forties, these days where the temperature cannot even make it to freezing are too darn cold!  Last week we even had one day when it only make it to 16!  To paraphrase Jimmy Buffet, I need to fly to Saint Somewhere.  Maybe that is why I like the paper that comes with Close to My Heart's Cloud Nine card kit.   Although orange is not my favorite color unless combined with maroon (Go Hokies!), the addition of Honey and Lagoon gives this paper a tropical feel.  I knew immediately that I wanted to use it in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge to use both sides of a paper. 

No, this is not a Close to My heart stamp.  You know how when you run into a craft store for something like adhesive or a Cricut mat you can't walk out without something extra?  I could not resist this cat:

I think the balloons' busyness detracts from the cat, so I covered them with balloons cut with CTMH's Artiste Cricut cartridge which I sponged and embellished with highlights created with Liquid Glass.  Here is a more detailed description of the process.  I also used the Artist cartridge to cut the sentiment and diamonds at the bottom.  Here is the inside:

The layout is based on this Freshly Made Sketch:

Thank you for stopping by! In the meantime, I am waiting for summer!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Cloud Nine B&T, Honey, Sunset, Lagoon, and White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Honey, Sunset, Lagoon, and Black

Stamps:  Sentiment from with stamp sets included with the Art Philosophy cartridge, Inkadinkadoo
Embellishments:  Liquid Glass
Other:  Artiste Cricut cartridge


  1. Wow, I love the balloons, I sometimes forget all the fun things Liquid Glass does, thanks for the reminder. I think the balloons are prefect this way, I agree they were a bit to busy before. Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges!

  2. I love your card and the use of the liquid glass on the balloon awesome! Thanks for joining us at H2H

  3. LOVE this cute little card, Hansi! Sure wish they'd make this paper packet a "regular"! Thanks for always playing along with H2H!