Ever since I made a couple of Fathers Day cards (for my dad and father-in-law) with the Winnie and Walter True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways die and the little kids from the Mama Elephant “In My Heart” stamp set, I’ve been wanting to make a special card for my hubby from me that said “I love you THIS much.”
I sprayed an inexpensive piece of watercolor paper and overdosed it with Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Indigo. To soften the color I then went to town spraying it over top with Recollections Blue Shimmer spray and Heidi Swapp Navy spray. Oh yes! — the effect was a spotty almost bokeh look. I die cut the piece with one of my go-to card base dies from the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers die set and then layered that on top of a gold foil paper.
I layered a gold foil paper faceted heart from the Winnie and Walter True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways die (intentionally leaving some of the facets in to add visual weight to to the gold faceted part of the heart) over a shimmery blue-green fine glitter paper heart and popped the whole thing on double sided foam adhesive.
I really wanted to use the girl from the Mama Elephant In My Heart stamp set that had the outstretched arms for this card, but I wanted her to look more like me. So I stamped her out with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and then cut off the little pony tails and drew in longer straight hair with a Copic Multiliner Pen. I Copic colored her up simply with E51, E53, R20, C7, C9, B01, Y11, Y15. Then I fussy cut her out and put tiny strips of double-sided foam adhesive behind her to pop her up to the same level as the heart.
Then I practiced writing out the sentiment like a bazillion times until I finally got it to look straight and with all the letters basically the size I wanted them. I hand cut it into a banner and lined it with more gold foil paper. Uh oh, now I faced a dilemma. Where could I put this sentiment and not obstruct the beautiful faceted heart? After much angst, finally I figured out that I could cut the banner in half and tuck each half on either side of the little girl. YAY! Ultimately I think the card ended up with a good center-balanced design, and I just tweaked the big banner part of the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (see below for link) into a smaller one with a sentiment. 🙂
Lastly for a little extra sparkle, I couldn’t resist adding some blue-green sequins. Voila! Now this is a first — I’m ready early for our anniversary! 🙂
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Tic Tac Toe Challenge – sequins, blue, spray
Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 11 Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #287
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Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
Gorgeous card, the image is adorable and I love the heart and the colours , the whole design is very pretty and I am sure your hubby will love this! he is a lucky guy 😉
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
Awww thanks so much Lorraine! It was fun to do a card for my hubby and to change the little girl image to look more like me. 🙂
Lovely card and again great way to personalise your little stamped image.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Catherine x DT
Awww you are so thoughtful (and busy!). TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Thanks so much!
Beautiful card and made with such care and attention to detail. Your blue background is amazing! Thanks so much for joining our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!
Thank you so much Maura! tfstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Thanks so much Maura!
We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 – Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
That is such an awesome die and I love the shine from the metallic gold! She is such an adorable little stamp and I love the way you used her.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.
Another very sweet and adorable card! Thank you so very much for joining in multiple times in our Rerun challenge. 🙂
Thanks so very much for having this rerun! I loved it!