Sunday, April 27, 2014

Craftygirl's Love Hand Doodle - Monochrome

This week at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), our theme is Anything Goes. StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds of digital products from many wonderful artists, and if you use one of our products you'll be entered to win the super-duper April prize pack of 7 digis. If you don't use a store image, you'll still be in the drawing to win a $3 gift certificate.

You'll definitely want to check out all the beautiful OSAAT Design Team projects, in particular Shell's card using this same image.
I've always been intrigued by this Love Hand Doodle by CraftyGirl Creations, so I ended up making two cards. You can read about the rainbow version in a separate post.

The image was printed on a shiny white paper and heat-embossed in black (I have some tips from doing this here).

I followed the Delicate Bow Tutorial at Useful DIY to make the fancy bow using a fork. The "I Love You" printed ribbon is from Making Memories; the copper-ish ribbon is from my stash, and I literally used the last bits!

The pre-embossed backing paper (Colorbok, I think?) was inked with a copper ink, and I added some drywall tape that I colored with a gold pen. The copper backing layer is from Recollections; I can't get enough of this gorgeous paper.

Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes / Clean and Simple (CAS)
4 Crafty Chicks #191: Embossing
Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Love to Create: Monochromatic + Ribbon
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #19: Embossing
Really Reasonable Ribbon #93: Monochromatic Color & Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp: Clean & Simple

Update: This was chosen as a DT Favorite for the Artistic Inspirations CAS challenge. Thanks!

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at One Stitch at a Time,


  1. It looks brilliant both ways but I DO love the tan, black and white version. Hazel x

  2. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

  3. Cool card!
    Thank you for joining our Monochromatic with a Ribbon Twist Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  4. This is just lovely...and I do love the two different versions. Great job as always.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Teamie

  5. that is a cool card, love it!

  6. Simply fabulous pre-embossing paper and how you colored it! It looks wonderful with your image, makes it really pop. Thank you so much for sharing your marvelous creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Embossing Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  7. Great concept on this card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  8. What wonderful cards! I love all the texture and dimension. Thanks for joining us this fornight at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Hope to see you back for the next challenge!

  9. Two fabulous cards! I love the details on the hand digi. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Keep It Clean and Simple!


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