Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Elegant Happiness


Morning.  Today, I am posting a card I made using stamps from Paper Smooches for the LoveFest Challenges going on at Splitcoast.  This was a very easy, clean and simple card to create.  First I die cut a heart from Hero Arts onto a piece of scrap paper to use as my mask.  I stamped the flowers and leaves randomly inside the mask then sponged on additional colour to define the heart image.  I added the piercing and the sentiment then finished it all off by adding the black pearls.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- Wedding or Anniversary
The Card Concept- Floral Theme
Sister Act Card Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches/ Distress ink/ piercing tool/ Memento bl/ heart die-Hero Arts/ twine

23 comments:

LeAnne said...

It's beautiful....definitely case-worthy and pin-worthy! I always love anything you make in BLUE!

shirley-bee said...

This is gorgeous! I love how the sponging and paper piecing have defined the heart.

Lin said...

This is my kind of card, Karen - LOVE the heart with the flowers inside!

Charleen Crawford said...

The colors on this card are just gorgeous! I love how you did the masked heart, I've never heard of that technique before (I'm fairly new to this). Thanks for sharing.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Beautiful. I love this ... the colours, the shaded heart!

Gabby said...

Very pretty card, Karen! Like the colors and the perfectly sized stamps you used. Your piercing is perfect, as well. :)

Shannon J said...

So pretty! Love the colours you chose!

Nadine said...

Love your floral heart! Great use of the masking technique!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous - you're really rocking the cool side of the colour chart these days! Love the masking! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Heather said...

This is stunning Karen, a wonderful design and gorgeous colours. Your stamping and inking within the heart is beautiful!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen this is such a stunning design, I love your colours. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Davi said...

Karen this may be cas but boy is it beautiful!! Love the blues and the piercing around the heart :)

Cat Craig said...

This is so pleasing to the eyes, the cool colors and the heart shape a wonderful combination. The extra touch of the pierced outline just takes it up another level.

Karen D said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen. Love the flowers within the heart and the piercing. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

JanR said...

So pretty! I love the colours.

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness this is so lovely - just stunning. I love the soft sponging and the blue and black combo. Definitely a card that I would want to CASE. Hugs D

Cindy Lovell said...

Oh WOW! This card is SO beautiful! You've done an amazing job!!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!!

Hannelie said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Karen!

Jeanie Gregory said...

I just love the colors on your card and I love the card. Thank you

Craft-E-Place said...

This card is stunning! I love the colours
Elaine

Deanna Dean said...

This is so pretty. I love using the masking technique. Your heart and the colors you used are amazing. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Angela said...

Such a beautiful card and congrats on your win!