I've seen a couple of these cards on the blog and thought I'd like to learn how to do that. I ran across a template by the very talented Marlena here. And I'm finally pretty satisfied with my results. Would I do one again? Probably NOT! lol. It's not all about the difficulty of the card (which I did have several challenges with, but I had brain freeze and couldn't decide what I wanted to do other than add the beautiful heart doilies that I purchased here from Cheery Lynn Designs. They have some of the most awesome dies. My next one will be one called "Wittle Wickers". I'm sure you'll be seeing these hearts around, as well as the doily I purchased called Canadian Kaleidoscope.
For this card, I used several different dies and a punch. The spiked circle that the image was cut out on was a Nestibility I won a few weeks ago. The pendant die in white underneath the spikey one, and the hint of black that you see peeking out from the right behind the flowers is also a Nestibility. The large 7-1/2" circle base for the card, was cut out with Cricut, as was the sentiment. The gems are by Recollections; the black and white flowers are from Creative Charms; the white ones are from the bridal department of Michaels. The white heart punched border you see is actually a corner punch by MS, used on a semi-circle about 1/8" smaller than the base. The image was colored with Promarkers and the distressing was done with Colorbox cranberry pigment ink pad.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Fab n' Funky Challenges - more than one fold
Crafts and Me Challenges - anything
Amber Crafts and Stuff - die cuts
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - girly
Craft Us Crazy - celebration
Paper Play Challenges - distressing
Do You Stack Up - bling
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - celebration
Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge - punch
Let's Ink It Up - die cuts, punches, no digis
Catered Crop - ovals, circles & die cuts
CES Challenges - die cuts
A Gem of a Challenge - anything but square
Gingerloft - anything but square
Creative Inspiration Paint - flowers
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