Saturday, January 5, 2013

When You Give of Yourself

One of the reasons I love making cards is because I give something of myself to the recipient, so the sentiment on this card is one of my favorites.  It's also my first card as part of the new Color My Heart Design Team.  Yeeee!  Next week begins our official team duties.  This week is just for fun, and the colors are neutrals.

The colors are Colonial White, Bamboo, Chocolate and Cocoa.  The main stamp sets are Treasures and Unscripted. (Both are retired.  I love to use these sets together.  For another example, please see this blog post.) The background script was created using Universal Background. The other CTMH products used here are white embossing powder, Artiste Cricut cartridge (for the notched paper), paper piercing, B&T paper (Vintage Travel, retired) Cocoa cardstock, and baker's twine.  I also accented the flowers with white gel pens to give a little more white to tie in the white stripes of the B&T paper, baker's twine and embossed sentiment.

The overstamped (Treasures) images were stamped first in Chocolate, stamped on scratch paper to remove some ink, then rolled in Cocoa around the edges.  The leaf was stamped in Bamboo then rolled lightly in Cocoa.  The veins were hand drawn with the white gel pen.

I used a square punch to create the banner by angling Cocoa paper into the corner and eyeballing the center.  Thank goodness for my new prescription glasses.

Now lest you think I came up with this card idea all by myself, I must give credit to Sheri Carroll.  I highly encourage you to visit her blog and soak in all the creativity shared there.

Speaking of shared creativity, I have updated the sidebar of my blog with all the other Color My Heart design team ladies.

Until next time,


  1. Thank you for being so detailed in the description of your card. It really makes me appreciate it more! Thanks for your submission this week. You did a great job!


  2. What a wonderful card! I love how you used 2 different stamps to create the beautiful flowers. I also love the cricut cut notebook paper--you make me want to try that cut! Lovely, lovely card!
    :) Marie

  3. This card is just beautiful especially the detail on your focal image and I totally concur with the sentiment.
    I have seen some of Shari Carroll's work on Online Card Classes (a new classes starts at the end of this month)--great tips and design ideas. Fun to be 'working' with you!

  4. WOW Becca, this card is absolutely stunning!!! I love it.


  5. LOVE it! That paper is one of my favorite cuts on Artiste. I will soon have one of those stamp sets in my hands! Can't wait now!


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