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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mojo Monday Meets Heart 2 Heart to Give Encouragement

A friend from church could use some encouragement right now.  What I love about Close to My Heart's "Look to the Light" stamp set is that the Bible verses are appropriate for a number of different types cards for my friends of faith.  I have made sympathy, thinking of you, encouragement, confirmation, and even graduation cards.  I started with this sketch from Mojo Monday:

I chose to use mostly blues in order to enter the Heart 2 Heart "Rhapsody in Blue" challenge.  After stamping the tree and sentiment in pigment ink and heat embossing them with clear detail powder, I colored the tree with alcohol markers.  I used CTMH's new stripes embossing folder to give texture to the banner.  To give the card some pop, I added some butterflies cut from Ariana Coral cardstock using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I gave them some dimension by sponging the edges with Smoothie and then Outdoor Denim ink and attached only the bodies so that the wings can flap.  A few Clear Bitty Sparkles in the tree and Blue Sparkles (retired) for the butterfly bodies add some light because you know how much I like sparkles.

The Mojo Monday challenge closes in a few minutes, but you can always go over and check out the other cards for some inspiration.  The Heart 2 Heart "Rhapsody in Blue" challenge is open until the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to create something emphasizing blue and enter it.  Why don't you give it a try?  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Ariana, Ariana Coral, Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue and White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Smoothie and Outdoor Denim with Black and Outdoor Denim pigment inks, Crysal Blue, Sky, Outdoor Denim, and Sorbet alcohol markers
Stamps:  Look to the Light, A Tree
Embellishments:  Blue Sparkles (retired), Clear Bitty Sparkles
Other: Clear detail powder, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Srtipes embossing folder


  1. This is stunning. I love your work.

  2. I love it, I love the paper and blue colours with the pop of smoothie! Thanks for playing along with H2H Challenges!

  3. Fabulous card! The colors are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at H2H!