Thursday, May 24, 2012

Love & a Freshly Made Sketch

I combined the above sketch challenge with the Stars & Stamps mid-week throwdown challenge to create a card with a "love you" theme.

Yesterday, I posted a card with some paper lace borders that I'd forgotten I had. I bought a package of 4 that came from the dollar store on a little roll. The hard cardboard core from the paper border was left over and lying on my table, and I thought it might make a fun background, so I dipped it into my black inkpad and stamped the background for this. Big dots, medium dots, little dots, along with some hearts. I like the combination of texture and design.
The hearts were done with Recollections dsp and cut with a SB heart die. Embossing was done with CB spots, and Sizzix curlique & hearts set. The sentiment was a free d/l from OWH I've had printed forever, so I used a ticket punch to cut it out, and layered it with a black Cricut cut tag, and a red tag cut with my Colluzzle (remember that nifty little tool from long ago?) Ribbon is from SU! and the white heart brad was from my stash.

Were you happy with the American Idol winner last night? I was!! I thought Phillip had some serious talent when I first saw him audition, and apparently I wasn't alone! I love that he remained true to himself throughout the competition and just enjoyed doing what pleased him, in spite of what the "experts" recommended he should do! It's rare and refreshing to see someone remain so humble in the midst of all of the spotlight and media frenzy!

Thanks for checking in today, and have a great Thursday!!

Carol

13 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love all your hearts and I "heart" Phillip Phillips too!

jimlynn said...

LOVE all the different hearts on here, Carol. So pretty with the red, black and white too!
Lynn

Donna Nuce said...

I love this card . All the layers and embossing are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Benzi said...

Even before I saw your card, I knew I would really love it (just from reading about it)...and I do. Dot everywhere and pretty hearts. Super card.

Afraid we never watch American Idol but that sounds like a fine, young man.

Karen Aicken said...

I really like your take on the sketch, what a sweet card! I like all the texture you added.
Cheers, Karen

Sandy said...

Oh Carol! This is so pretty. I love that embossing folder of little hearts every time you use it. I love the fun dimension to the card. The polka dot hearts are perfect!

Sue from Oregon said...

Awesome card...you know how I feel about red "polky" dots! I loved AIdol...sad to see it over...

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Carol! This is Fabulous! And you know I am a sucker for hearts, lol ! 8-) So you know I am really Loving this one! It's already pinned to my Valentine board! lol love your custom stamped BG and alll the fun embossed layers too! Just Fabulous Lady!
8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Denise Marzec said...

Phillip is awesome and I'm glad he won. My husband had him picked out from the auditions.

Awesome card. I love all the hearts, and red/black is such a great color combo.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a fabulous card Carol! I love your creativity and design :)

Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card this is Carol ... love all the texture and love the polka dots ...your heart theme is pretty cool too!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen said...

I love all the hearts and texture. So yummy! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

Love the paper hearts! Super cute card Carol! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!