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)