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Sunday, February 21, 2016

My Favorite Paper Meets Atlantic Hearts Sketch 147

This Atlantic Hearts Sketch is the perfect one for Heart 2 Heart's challenge to use our favorite paper pack because it is what I call a sample sketch.  It allows you to showcase most if not all the papers in a given pack:

Before I began there were two problems I had to solve.  The first was that this mathamatically challenged art major had to figure out what size to cut the pieces.  I finally managed it, and to keep from having to figure it out again and to give y'all a head start should you want to use this sketch in the future, here is a cheat sheet for a 6 1/2 by 5 inch card with a background panel that is 5 7/8 by 4 3/8.

Now for the second problem:  What is my favorite paper pack?  It is probably Majestic Blue of which I have only a few pieces left, and if you have seen the Seinfeld episode about being "spongeworthy" you will understand my reluctance to use it for anyone other than the most special people in my life.  So what do I do?  I could use my favorite "pretty" paper (For Always), my favorite Christmas paper (Frosted), My favorite guy paper, (Timberline), or my favorite currently available paper (Charlotte).  As you can see I opted for Charlotte.  I edged each of the "sampler" pieces with a bit of black ink before attaching them to the background.

For embellishments I started with the Springtime Wishes stamp set which I stamped with Momento ink, colored with watercolor pencils, and cut out with the new coordinating Thin Cut.  I added a piece of a Small Black Flourish (retired but available on clearance), a heart from the Charlotte assortment and a black sparkle.  The final embellishment is a chipboard piece from the Charlotte assortment and a black sparkle.  The sentiment is from  the Sincere Expressions stamp set.

So there is my favorite current paper sampler.  Now please head over to Heart 2 Heart and Atlantic Hearts for some inspiration.  The Atlantic Hearts challenge is closed, but you have until the end of the month to enter the Heart 2 Heart favorite paperpack challenge.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Charlotte, White Daisy and Champagne cardstock
Ink:  Black and Black Momento ink
Stamp:  Springtime Wishes, Sincere Expressions
Embellishments:  Charlotte assortment, Small Black Flourish (retired, but available on Clearance), Black sparkles
Other:  Watercolor pencils, Springtime Wishes Thin Cut


  1. Awesome! So great you figured the measurements...lol! I'm such an eyeball it kind of gal....beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic hearts!

  2. Wonderful card, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  3. Like I told the other lady I must like Charlotte too as both entries that used it caught my eye! This is beautiful. I like the gems coming from the flower.

  4. Beautiful job, excellent work on all counts. The way you used the patterned paper really showcases this collection to perfection. Pretty stamped greeting, too. Thx for playing with us at Atlantic hearts sketch Challenge! ~Ali (AHSC DT Member)

  5. Absolutely fabulous! Love the paper selections and swirl of bling. Sharing your measurements was awesome - that can often be a real difficulty with sketches! Thank you for joining at AHSC!

  6. Were you an engineer in a former life? This is a wonderful graphic (patchwork) design--quilting with paper indeed! Thanks for the cheat sheet!

  7. This card is beautiful.. I love that paper pack!

  8. Love that you posted the measurements! The card is very soothing and I love the touch of bling! Thanks for playing along!
    Linda (AHSC DT member)

  9. I love this - so elegant! Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  10. This is amazing- you are such a clever crafter! Thanks for joining us at AHSC and H2H challenges.