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Monday, February 9, 2015

A Freshly Made Heart

It's February, the month of Valentine's Day, so it comes as no surprise that the theme of the first Heart 2 Heart Challenge of the month is "Home is Where the Heart Is."  I have to admit that I followed this Freshly Made Sketch pretty closely, but what can I say?  I need a few Valentines to enclose in my college care packages.

I started by cutting a heart using Close to My Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and some strips from Snowhaven.  I applied adhesive to the heart, laid down the strips including a bit of black glitter paper for good measure, flipped over the heart, and cut away the excess.  I planned to add some black sparkles to the centers of the flowers except that I did not have enough, so I used a black ShinHan marker to color some clear bitty sparkles and used those instead.  I ran a sponge with black ink along the very edge of the heart and the polka dot strip with black to help them stand out.  Black hemp, red enamel hearts, and a sentiment from the Holiday Tags stamp set complete the card.

Thank you for stopping by!  Now why don't you check out Freshly Made Sketches and Heart 2 Heart Challenges for some more inspiration?  You have until the end of the month to enter any of the February Heart 2 Heart challenges.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Snowhaven, black glitter paper, black, red, and white daisy cardsstock, black glitter paper
Ink:  Black with black ShinHan marker
Stamp:  Holiday Tags
Embellishments:  red enamel hearts, bitty sparkles, black hemp (retired)


  1. Love your Snowhaven striped heart! Great use of the sketch!
    :) Marie

  2. Awesome use of snowhaven. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  3. This is such a pretty Valentine card! The patterned papers are beautiful and I love those little hearts in the corner. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Very pretty, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

    Brandi R
    H2H DT member

  5. That might work well as a masculine Valentine too. What patience you must have to piece that heart! Thanks for showing us how at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  6. Beautiful card! Glad you could share it with us on H2H!