Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #129: Hearts and More Hearts

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

[If you are looking for my Flourishes Timeless Tuesday post, click here.]

Hi Friends! It's time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge, and I think you are really going to like this one. It's sponsored by Cupcake Craftroom.

Here's my take on the sketch:

This was such a fun card to work on. All the dp is digital, so when I distressed it, some of the ink on the printed dp smeared a little, adding to the distressed look. I usually get out the ol' Zutter Distrezzer when I want to distress something, but for this, I spritzed a little water on my craft table, inked up the edges of the music paper and ticket with Vintage Photo ink, then dragged those edges through the water. All I was trying to do was soften the edges so I could roll them up a bit, but I got a bonus when the ink ran further into the paper. It really does look old now.

The felt flower is my first attempt at a rolled felt flower. I definitely need some practice, but I think it was still good enough to put on a card.

I just got the heart and scalloped heart dies this past weekend, and I love them (can you tell)! They layer up so nicely. I may have gotten a little carried away. Here's a look at the inside of the card:

See, hearts...and more hearts. :D On the inside, I stamped the Lace Heart onto the largest heart with Antique Linen Distress Ink and added a simple Valentine's sentiment, and left the smaller heart blank for signing. The edges of both white hearts have Vintage Photo Distress Ink sponged lightly along them.

So, there you have it. Want more inspiration? Easy...just head over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and see what the rest of the design team has to show you! Then, let us see what you come us with. :) You have until Sunday at 8:00 PM EST to post your entry.

I am also entering this in the MyGrafico Love and Valentines Challenge 119.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I always appreciate your sweet comments!

Stamps: Mark My Heart (Recollections); Lace Heart (Flourishes); Happy Valentine's Day (Michaels)
Paper: Vintage Style Valentine Tickets-digital (Miss Cutiepie Inspiration); Black & White Paper Pack-digital (Print Candee); Vintage Sheet Music White-digital (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff-MyGrafico)
Ink: Distress Ink; Colorbox
Dies: Classic Hearts, Classic Scalloped Hearts (Spellbinders); Rolled Scalloped Flower (MFT Die-namics)
Accessories: Zing glitter embossing powder; felt; seam binding (dyed with reinker); rhinestones; pearls; beads; pin; mini stapler
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Anonymous said...

ohhhhhhhhh it's a wonderful Card.
Sorry, I'm German. :-)
Liebe Grüße Gaby

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous take on the Sketch Cheryl! Perfect details and this is my favorite color combo :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...


Theresa said...

Hi Cheryl,

Your card is just fabulous!! I love how you were not so conventional. I love the colors and the vintage look is awesome.

Bernie said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love to clorors and papers. Perfect for a guy. Love all the hearts!
Blessings Bernie

Marie said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl. Love the whole distressed, vintage theme. Great color combo.

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful.loved the elements and your take on the sketch

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Cheryl, I love the beautiful papers, and hearts, the inside is amazing too! Love that rolled rose, it's gorgeous!

Beate said...

Cheryl, your card is gorgeous inside and out! Love the papers, the flowers and of course all those hearts.

Ginger said...

Really a gorgeous card! It reminds me of being preppy! Great Job!

Angela said...

This is wonderfully shabby-chic; love your take on the sketch!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love the vintage style. So pretty.

Kathy said...

Cheryl, this is lovely. Really like the distressing and that rolled flower, so pretty.

Maria said...

My favorite colors on this card, so pretty! Love all the colorful hearts! The rolled flower is just gorgeous! So lovely inside, too! Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Cheryl! you really Rocked the sketch Lady! Just Gorgeousness inside and out! Love the vintage feela nd the darling felt rolled flower too! Plus I'm such a sucker for hearts and Valentines, so you know I am So Loving this! ;-)

Hope you have been doing Wonderfully my friend! Happy Weekend to you!


Melissa Craig said...

See, smearing can be a good thing! Your card is stunning Cheryl, the colors are so striking. I love the felt flower. I really want those dies that MFT has to create these flowers, but if I have extra money it's going towards Copics. Someday....

I love that you decorated the inside, too. Something I rarely take the time doing.

ChristineCreations said...

Such a pretty collection of elements on this card! I love the plaid heart, so cute!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous card! Stamping on the sheet music is such an elegant touch and the felt flower is a perfect spin on the sketch element!!