Heard from the Heart

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Inkspirational EOTWE #21

I’m back today to share my creation with you for this weeks Inkspirational Sketch Challenge.

Here is the Sketch again.

Don’t you just love it when you see a Sketch and you know straight away what you want to create with it?

That’s what happened with this one for me.

Even my colour combination was easy to select as I’m trying to use up some of my soon to be retiring DSP and Cardstock colours.

I chose the Twitterpatted DSP and combined this with Riding Hood Red (soon to be retired), Island Indigo (soon to be a standard colour) and Whisper White.

Here’s what I created.

I’ve woven the DSP strips to show the 2 different patterns and then layered this onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve then punched 4 Bitty Butterflies in Island Indigo and added some bling. These have then been added again using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is a retired stamp set called ‘Heard from the Heart’ ( I just can’t part with this stamp set) which is stamped in Riding Hood Red.

Here’s another view showing the raised front pieces and the inside.

I hope you like what I have created using this weeks Sketch. Would love to have some feedback from you.

There is still time for you to participate if you haven’t already. The challenge will close Tuesday at 12noon CST (which is 3am Wednesday in Sydney).

Secret Sister – October items.

October was the final month for the swap. Juliette had now updated her questionnaire with her favourite DSP and stamp set. Unfortunately for me it’s a DSP I’m not really wrapped in so didn’t have any of it and I don’t have the stamp set and wasn’t intending on purchasing, at least not right now. What to do???? Luckily for me my lovely upline, Marelle Taylor, had a small portion of the DSP which I gladly traded for the Tissue Box Cover she commissioned me to make for her recently.  Now what to make with it.

On Juliette’s wish list was the lovely Christmas set – Bells & Boughs. I love this set myself so knew as soon as I saw it on the list that it was one of the items I’d use for her final gift. This is how I packed the stamp set.

That ‘small’ portion of DSP I mentioned was 1 x 6” x 12” piece of each print. This meant I was limited at times but I think I adapted this piece okay. The back of the box base is decorated the same (minus the bow of course). The back of the lid is blank.

I then made a card to co-ordinate with this box using up a small remaining piece of this pattern along with a small piece of another print.

Stamp sets: Tea Shoppe, Papillon Potpourri, Heard from the Heart (retired)
Card: Pacific Point, Whisper White, International Bazaar DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon, Scallop Square, 1 1/4” Square & Elegant Butterfly Punches, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

The rest of Juliette’s gift was a pack of the new Kraft Gift Boxes and Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. I was going to make up a box but due to the size I would need to make a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock for the base would just not do it. In the end I decided the best way was to use a white paper carry bag and decorate it. So that’s what I did and this is the end result.

Again I had to work with the size of the DSP I had but I really like how this turned out. I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight 0.5cm wider on each side and then 1cm wider on each side in Rich Razzleberry.  I used the Daydream Medallion Stamp set and Floral Frames Framelits to make the flower embellishment.



For my final card I used the left over DSP from the bag and came up with this.

A very simple card but hopefully Juliette still liked it.

Stamp sets: Daydream Medallion, Word Play
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Versamark
Accessories: Floral Frames Framelits, Brights Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

After finishing Juliette’s item using the International Bazaar DSP I had changed my mind slightly. I could see me using these prints again but it’s not enough yet to make my want a full pack of my own as I’m not sure I’d use the other prints.

Challenge 3

Todays card isn’t using a sketch, it was inspired, well you’d probably call it more of a CASE of this card made by Karen, but still fit’s my challenge as it’s made for men.

Colours again have come from the new Colour Coach. I’ve also used that set again…..

A very simple card. I love the double stamping using this image form the set.

Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree, Heard from the Heart, On Your Birthday (insert)
Card: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichocke, Crumb Cake.

Till next time….