After making so many masculine cards (or that's the way it feels, it wasn't actually THAT many!) I was in the mood for something a little more girly.
I have been checking Karen's blog waiting for her to post up the next Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #28, and when I checked last night, there it was! As my regular readers will know, I love to do sketch challenges. Colour challenges too, but sketch challenges more so. The ideas seem to come to me much faster with a sketch challenge!
Anyway, this week I deviated slightly from the challenge. The purist in me would have stuck with circles, and probably eyed up the ones in the challenge to make sure I had the scale right (sigh, yes, I know, I'm a detail nut...). But I have been looking for an excuse to play with my new Heart to Heart punch from the catalogue and this was the perfect opportunity, to use hearts instead of circles for my entry. Even better, I had one lonely leftover embossed heart from the Always stamp set which I had used in one of my SENZ classes, it was just crying to be used up! I got out my sponge daubers and sponged it with Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red ink to tie in with the Candy Lane Designer Series paper that I used.
I love the embossing resist technique, it's so easy and this heart looks glorious I think with the fine detail highlighted in white. The smaller hearts were just punched from cardstock with the Heart to Heart punch. I did play around with that punch using several different colours before settling on the ones I used, so now I have a few extra little hearts to find a use for, he he! Watch this space....
All three hearts were raised up on Stampin Dimensionals, and I used the Best Yet hostess stamp set (my favourite, it's so versatile!) for the greeting at the top.
Hope this has given you a little inspiration to use up something from your craft stash, or to get out that new product you've been drooling over, and use it! And if you want any of the items I've used here, you can always just e-mail me to order it, LOL!