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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Cardabilities Sketch #35 - All You Need Is Love!

Hi Folks!  The sketch over at Cardabilities this week is just beautiful, and I had some new things I'd been saving for just such a card as the one they have asked us to make!  Here is the sketch . . . 

And here is my card based on the sketch . . . 

Just a note . . . I am very excited about that sentiment sticker (#55003 Love / SRM Stickers) because it is the very newest release, just being released this week at CHA!  I won a collection of all of the new releases from SRM on Facebook last week, and I got a big envelope full of SRM goodies yesterday!

Supply List:
  • Card stock - DCWV
  • Patterned papers - Prima 'Madeline' collection
  • Flowers and gems - Prima
  • Sentiment - SRM Press # 55003 Love
  • Gold resin heart - Anna Griffin
  • Brown ink - Stampabilities
  • Glitter glue - Stickles 'platinum'

  • Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden and Elegant Edges cartridges
  • Scissors, ruler, craft knife, rotary cutter
  • EK Success 'Arch Scallop' edger punch

Cricut Cuts:
  • Card base cut using Walk In My Garden (WIMG) cartridge, 'card2' set at 5"
  • Patterned paper cut using WIMG cartridge, 'card1' set at 5"
  • Cream border cut using Elegant Edges (EE) cartridge 'Swirl1-s' using border feature set at 1"
  • Scalloped circlecut using EE cartridge 'Ctrus1-s' set at 2 3/4" - this fit the sentiment sticker perfectly

  • Very lightly ink the edges of the flower petals with brown ink, then edge VERY lightly with platinum stickles
  • Also added platinum stickles to edge of scalloped circle and the high points on the gold heart
  • Lift up one edge of the sentiment sticker with a craft knife and lift carefully, centering on card before applying

And there you have it!  I think this may be one of my top 10 favorite cards I've ever made - I just love it, and I hope you do too!  Thanks for visiting, and come back soon for more paper projects.  Blessings, Becky


Sabina said...

Lovely take of the sketch!! I adore the heart!!

Liz Weber said...

Ahhh I thought I recognised your beautiful sentiment Becky, LOVE this gorgeous card, fab job with the sketch and I sit here "green" with envy that you have those gorgeous stickers lol - enjoy! Thanks for playing along with us at cardabilities - hope to see you next time! Liz (cardabilities dt)

Janet O'Brien said...

Hi Becky - congrats on winning all those goodies (I too love winning goodies!). You have done a fab job with the sketch and thanks for the tips on the flowers - I have tried to ink the edges of flowers but they don't seem to work out ... maybe I should take your advice and 'lightly' ink them!!!
Thanks for playing with cardabilities for sketch #35 ... hope to see you in the next sketch!

Franz♥ said...

I really love your work Becky, the heart and the sentiment you have used, fantastic!

Thank you for playng with us at cardabilities, hugs, Francesca from Italy.