Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Friends Forever

Hello Hello!
I love playing along with The Playdate Cafe color challenges. They always put together colors I wouldn't normally gravitate to. This week the challenge is Green, White, and Brown.

The photo looked really clean to me, so I ran with it :)

I was flipping through Card Creations magazine, Favorite Occasions Vol.2 where there is so much talent! Charlene Austin (head over to her blog to see her amazing work) had a card with this gorgeous text heart. She had stamped thank you multiple times using different styles of stamps. I wanted to create something similar and this was my jumping off point, hehe!

I used the friend definition background stamp (Hero Arts) and stamped on white card stock in walnut stain. I cut out my heart and inked my edges in more walnut stain. I sewed around the border with brown thread.

I have some label shapes that I love problem is they are all cream, pink, and black :( I decided to make the tags to suit my color combo by cutting them apart, tracing them and reassembling the tag on my card. I started off with just white card stock. The next level is kraft with a brown faux stitch border. The top piece is colored with shabby shutters and outline with an olive marker. I outlined the olive with the thin end of my brown marker. I adhered the tag flat to a kraft card base.

To create my leaf embellishment I stamped (Delicate Leaf Clusters, Hero Arts) in shabby shutters and peeled paint. Before I stamped I spritzed with a little bit of water. I cut the leaves out and covered them in glossy accents. I adhered it left of center on my heart and added a brown floss bow. I popped the whole heart up on foam.

To finish off the card I drew a straight line 1/4 in from the sides using a thin brow marker. Then added the sentiment (All Occasion Messages, Hero Arts) in walnut stain.

Thanks for coming by and visiting! Hope you are enjoying your Tuesday evening :) I'm off to watch some TV with my hubby!!


  1. This is stunning, Kelly! FANTASTIC use of our color story! Yummy! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. I love this design, Kelly, that heart is so sweet and so wonderfully vintage with the text adorning it! Love the shaped panel that contains it; you've done a beautiful job matting it! Great job with our colors, too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  3. I just love how you've layered all of those shapes in different colors. The text heart is a perfect way to top it off. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.