Tuesday, May 8, 2012


At SweetStamps blog today our theme is Parchment.  Please join us for a chance to win $20.00 in FREE stamps by entering your Parchment creation in our challenge.  If you enter using a SweetStamps stamp you will be entered twice in the drawing.

For this weeks card I used the 7029 Forget Me Not Heart and the 933 Thank You Elegant stamps from SweetStamps.com.  I stamped the heart on 36# vellum using White Dye ink and heat embossed it in Queens Gold fine detail EP.  From the back side of the heart I dry embossed the berries and the open lines around the heart using a 31412 Etching/Embossing mat and stylus tool.  Also on the back side I colored the flowers using a Dove Blender pen and Pitt Artist pens (#167 Green Olive, #136 Purple Violet, #156 Cobalt Green and #125 Middle Purple Pink).  On the front of the image I used a Straight Grid, 31419 Piercing/Perforating pad and a PFTA001 Single Needle Tool to pierce the open area in the heart.  

To cut out the image I used the Piecing pad and a 10226 4-Split Perforating Tool, I also used the pad and 4-split tool to cut out the center of the heart.  The Thank You is stamped using Forget Me Not Shades Dye ink from SweetStamps.com.  The French Flairs were die cut using the XL13 French Flair Scalloped from Cheery Lynn Design.  I used a Gold Leafing pen to edge the smaller French Flair and used V2 Vellum Adhesive Spray to adhere the heart to the paper.  I attached the larger French Flair to the 5-3/4" x 5- 3/4" purple square and layered the ribbon over it, taping it on the back.  I used Candi Fix foam dots behind the smaller French Flair and layered it over the ribbon.  The leaves and border are glitter stickers. 

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Shelly Schmidt said...

Dear me- this is just gorgeous! I love everything about your card- colors are fabulous!!!

Tamara Morton said...

Beautiful card Sandy, love all the colours in the parchment..and the gold border around the edge

jonim52 said...

Love your coloring, gorgeous heart frame card.

Bonnie Brown said...

Beautiful card! I love the cut out heart!! Great coloring! Beautiful Parchment work!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful! love all the layers and beautiful pieces you used...wonderful soft colors.
Great job sweetie

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Marvelous! Beautiful coloring and parchment crafting! Love how you set off the image with the gold edge on the scalloped french flair and the sparkly border stickers!

Linda said...

I hope I can craft like this one day!!!!! Absolutely stunning work!!!! Love the design and the gold around the card!!!!You did a fabulous job on this card!!!!! Wow!!!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Sandy!!! Love this heart stamp and you've done the parchment crafting so very well, wish mine came out like this. Love the gold embossing powder, it sets off the image.

~ Kendra ~ said...

LOVE!! This is stunning! Love all the layers and stamps you used! So pretty! And the colors are perfect together!! Beautiful!