Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I'm playing along with The Playdate Cafe and the colors are gorgeous!

Here's my card

I started with a white card base which I colored with mustard seed distress ink. I then stamped (Archivers Exclusive Hero Arts Set Mixed Design)  a circle background using more mustard seed. I didn't want the background to be blah but I wanted the flowers to take center stage.

I stamped 15 flowers (Hero Arts, 4 Flowers) on white card stock then fussy cut them out (yes it was crazy). I colored them using tumbled glass and broken china. I used a stencil to draw my heart in pencil on the card base then began filling in my flowers. To create some depth I adhered some flowers flat and some with foam. To complete the flowers I colored some rhinestones navy blue and put them in the centers. I only buy clear rhinestones now because I can color them with alcohol ink (or any sharpie) it saves me tons of money!  

To finish out the card I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Live & Laugh) in jet black archival ink (Ranger).
Thanks for coming over for a visit you all always make my day!


  1. Ooo, Kelly, this is so pretty! Love all those beautiful flowers in the shape of a heart! Such a fun idea!

  2. Aww, love those flowers shaped into a heart...how creative AND clever! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!