Saturday, February 2, 2013

You've Gotta Have Heart!


I made this card for the Addicted to CAS ATCAS#5 challenge which is "heart." I used a SNSS heart die to cut various sizes and shapes of hearts from an older Cosmo Cricket paper pad, so I lined them up in a row, matted with coordinating dsp, and added a tiny red gemstone to one of the smaller hearts. I couldn't think of a better sentiment than the one I used from MFP. The cream-colored, linen finish card stock was a gift from my friend Heidi.

While I had so many hearts left over, I decided to make another card using the hearts. This one isn't quite so CAS, but I like it. I added 3 more tiny red gemstones to this, along with a different dsp mat. I still had more hearts left over, so I made a 3rd card...

For this one, I embedded the hearts by embossing them with a square lattice ef and added the gemstone to the smaller heart on the top. It needed something else, so I added some vanilla taffeta ribbon. The ribbon and red gemstones are both from Pizzazz Aplenty.

I guess I have the best of both worlds when I can go from CAS to an embellished card using the same materials. OWH will be the recipient of all 3 of these cards - and who knows? I may even make a few more because I still have some leftover hearts to use :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



Carol



14 comments:

Benzi said...

All very pretty cards, Carol. I love the hearts embedded. I really need to make some more valentine cards and soon.
But, today my little munchkins ( 2yrs. and 4 yrs.) will be here. Can't wait to get my hands on them.
So, no card making for me today or tomorrow.

Have a great weekend. Hope it gets warmer for you.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are amazing with these CAS cards. Hard as I try, my brain can not get the flow you do! Bravo!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Carol. All three cards are fabulous! Love the mix of DP and colors you've used. And love how each card uses the same elements, but is completely different - great job! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

jimlynn said...

You're on a Valentine roll!!! All are fabulous.
Lynn

StampTramps said...

I agree with Mary Anne. You are the queen of CAS! I also think there are a ton of tiny scraps calling me, just asking to be made into tiny hearts. Great job as always!

Bonnie said...

Each of these is perfect CAS, Carol! Love the embedded hearts. Looks like a warm quilt!

JD said...

These are all great cards...I especially like the third one with the lattice embossing. I feel a CASE coming on...

Kylie said...

I LOVE all your cards! Perfectly CAS and perfect use of our code word! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

scrappymo! said...

Love how the 3 cards have the same elements but look so different. I just love the third one...The embossing folder has goven it the look of counted crosstitch.

Janice M said...

Oh great cards Carol!! Love the embedded embossing!

Shannon White said...

Aww, these are all so Fabulous Miss Carol!! You know I am a sucker for hearts and Valentines, lol So you know I am loving your Sweet collection of heart cards! Love how you embossed them on the last one! Looks Awesome! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

baileyrosy.com said...

Wow ! All three are just gorgeous beautiful work, love the embossed panel its fab ! thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Patrice said...

I love your different variations here Carol. Just beautifully CAS, thank you so much for playing with us at ATCAS. Hope to see you back again really soon.

Judy said...

Great cards. I struggle so much with CAS cards. Yours are always just right!
Hugs,
Judy