Monday, February 11, 2013

Clean and Simple Card Making 2: Wrap Up

Hooray for me, I'm actually getting a card done on the day of the class.  But I'm also making this Clean & Simple card stretch to cover these challenges, too:  Heart2Heart: Love is in the Air and as a second entry in Color My Heart: Cranberry & Blush.

See...LOVE actually goes up into the air.

The Blush heart and sentiment (which includes "you" in the cut...I just didn't use it) were cut with CTMH's Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I cut the sentiment from both white and Cranberry then carefully snipped the edges of the Cranberry "Love" and mounted it off center onto the white one. The mask for the hearts on the banner were created by using three different sized heart punches.  I sponged the banner and doilie heart with CTMH White Daisy pigment ink.  The picture doesn't show it well, but I added a little white pigment sponging to the inside of the Blush doilie heart to give it extra dimension. The sparkles are also from CTMH but you can get them from your local craft store, too.  The "YOU" stamp is from CTMH "Mad About You" (2011 Stamp of the Month special).

Upon reflection, I realize the "I Love" is not angled enough.  Or it's not straight enough.  It's in the awkward what-exactly-were-you-thinking position.  I was thinking angled.  At least I think that's what I was thinking.

Since I am set for Valentine's Day cards for the year, I'll put this in my stash of cards for Operation Write Home.  I'll keep it here, though, until the call for Valentine's cards comes in November. 

Until next time,


  1. Love it, Becca! Love the front flap going up in the air too!
    :) Marie

  2. I'm impressed (and jealous) of your "homework" creations for the Clean & Simple classes. I signed up too, but its been two very busy weeks with not a lot of time to put all that great inspiration into practice. I think the angle of I Love is just right, as are the complementary sparkles (white on red and red on white). Very sweet card.

  3. Very clever love in the air. Great job and a very creative use of cricut images. Definitely qualifies for clean and simple lines

  4. What a clever card! I don't think your "Love" needs any improvement. ;) Great design! :)

  5. Great card, love your heart! Thanks for joining us at H2H this week.

  6. Awesome card, Becca, what a cute idea! :)

  7. Love that flap! Thanks for sharing the love @ H2H!

  8. Thanks for making another card, Becca. I really like what you did with the layering of the letters. It's a neat effect!

  9. Fabulous Valentine Card. I love the shading on your die cuts. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!


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