Sunday, May 2, 2010

SFYTT sketch: i(heart)u card

i made this card for i(heart)2stamp's sketch. i really love sketch challenges, and i don't think i would have come up with this layout on my own.

i'm not a big fan of the color red. so it's quite rare that that i reach for it. but it seemed like the perfect complement to the recollections designer paper i wanted to use, so i thought i'd give it a shot, and i'm really happy with how it came out-so maybe i'll be reaching for red a little more often. (maybe not :)

i began by cutting and matting the designer paper on black cardstock for the three panel's that i needed. the middle panel is white cardstock that i dry embossed with fiskars embossing plates and making memories stylus.

then i added kaiser boarder rub on's. (isn't that flourish beautiful. it seemed romantic-if rub-on's can be romantic- and so perfect for this card).

for the die cut, i used my cricket gypsy. the cartridge is the gypsy wanderings (which comes pre-loaded and is exclusive to the gypsy). i used a white gel pen to make faux stitching lines around the die cut. for the sentiment i used american crafts thickers, and a heart cut with the cricket george and basics shapes cartridge. then i added rangers glossy accents to the heart.

i ran the small hearts through my xyron sticker maker. that's my favorite way to add adhesive to the back of small embellishments. it's so quick and easy.

then i punch butterflies out with martha stewarts 3 in 1 butterfly punch, and ran the butterfly pieces through the sticker maker.

i finished the card by adding rhinestones to the butterfly, and using foam adhesive to give dimension to the die cut.

i love this sketch and i had so much fun making this card.
thanks for looking
blog ya later.


  1. I found your blog on the Clips-N-Cuts blog hop when I was poking about.

    This card is gorgeous! Thank you for the step by step directions.


  2. Love this card, the butterflies, heart and flourish all work so well together!