Monday, January 8, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #246

Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  Today, I'm playing along using some Paper Smooches stamps and dies...

When I saw the vertical lines on this sketch I almost immediately thought of this background die I got from Paper Smooches in the clearance section!  Although this particular item is no longer available, there are lots of other cool stamps and dies there at great prices!  I'm so happy I snagged this one while I could and love it so much!  I die cut the panel and turned it sideways and cut it to fit the width of the card to mimic the layout of the sketch.  Then I placed a piece of Seaglass glitter paper that I cut just a smidge bigger than the diecut layer to leave a border.

I'm playing along with the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge for January and also with the Winter Blues Challenge over at Heart to Heart Challenges!  You should check both of these challenges out!

For the sentiment area, I cut a piece of vellum about 1 1/2" across and longer than my area I needed to cover.  Then I got out my Warm Hearts stamp set (one of my faves) and stamped the sentiment to the right of the piece in Versamark and heat embossed it using some white embossing powder.  Then I layed the vellum piece at an angle on my card and realized the sentiment wasn't showing up as much as I'd like it to.. so I took some Juniper cardstock and cut it just a bit bigger than the sentiment and placed it behind the vellum and centered the sentiment over it... then I adhered the whole vellum piece across the card and trimmed off the edges.  My cluster includes that adorable snowman and cardinal from the Warm Hearts set along with the beautiful snowflake from the Snowflakes Dies and a few of one of my favorite sequins, the Shimmer Sequins from Craftin Desert Divas.

And of course I wanted to use the cute little coffee cup and heart from the Warm Hearts set, so I found the perfect sentiment on the Verve Stamps Fill My Cup stamp set.  It was perfect when I masked off the bottom part and stamped "And Coffee" on the front... and then on the inside:

I masked off the top part and stamped the rest of the!  It makes me giggle... yup... love will keep us warm... but you know... it might take a bit of coffee!  So, hope you'll come and play along with us over at Atlantic Hearts!  I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!


Haley D. said...

So so cute!!!

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE the design of this card - What a great idea to use that die for it - the sentiment is adorable and I LOVE the snowman!!!


Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Thank you for always nice information.
Current Japan time is midnight.
New Year's Day is a very important day for the Japanese people.
In Japanese, New Year is called "oshougatsu", and the very first day of the year is called "gantan".
People decorate their houses with special decorations.
"Kadomatsu", two groups of bamboo to place in front of the entrance; "shimenawa", a sacred straw rope to protect the door; and "kagamimochi, round, piled up mochi (rice cakes) to appreciate and eat as a token of wellbeing.
Families with young children often send New Year's Cards with a family photo or a picture of their children.

~amy~ said...

Simply perfect!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo cute! LOVING that snowman!!!!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So cute! A great love and coffee theme card.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Adorable card, such a cool snowman and love how you used the die for the background...I have that die and still haven't used it and you have inspired me...maybe I need to make a better attempt. Thanks for sharing your adorable card with us at Heart2Heart.