Saturday, April 23, 2011

You Fill My Life with Love

Well we are having pretty nice weather for Easter weekend, how about you?

One of my favorite things about spring is the cherry blossoms :) They are one of the first blooms of the season and they are so lovely. This week at There She Goes blog the challenge is to make a monochromatic card. I decided to use the cherry blossom trees as my color inspiration.

I started by making my background first. I cut 4 of each color then stamped the background in walnut stain. The open heart is from Hero Arts, All Occasion Messages. The solid hearts are from Hero Arts, Whoo Loves You? The polka dots and xoxo are both from Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings. I sewed a border around each square with brown thread and adhered them all flat to a brown card base.

For my main panel I cut the ledger paper (Basic Grey, Basic Manila paper pad) to 3 x 3 3/4 then punched the edge (EK Success). I inked all the edges with walnut stain then rumpled the punched edge. I stamped the hearts and bucket (There She Goes, Buckets of Love) on to it.

I stamped the hearts (There She Goes, Buckets of Love) onto all three shades of pink. I cut out various hearts and glued them on top of the previous stamped image. The bucket (There She Goes, Buckets of Love) was stamped on brown. I did some shading with walnut stain and my H20 pen. Then colored the handle with a silver metallic gel pen.

I stamped the beginning of the sentiment (There She Goes, Buckets of Love) in walnut stain and the "love" with a pink marker. I added the ribbon and bow before adhering the whole panel with foam tape.

To finish off the card I added glossy accents and stardust stickles to various hearts. I also made the sentiment shine with some pink rhinestones :)


  1. Very cute card. I love the layout and the stitching. All around great card.

  2. Absolutely adore this card! May case it for a future card!