Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pilin' on the Hearts

Our theme this week at the Pile It On Challenge is Hearts and/or Flowers. We're sponsored by Digital Delights, and so I used used their great freebie Love Banner to make two matching shaker cards (only one is showcased here).

Some friends came over last week for a day of crafting, and after cutting out some Valentine's projects on the Silhouette, I ended up with the scraps. I couldn't resist putting them to use, along with some papers & embellishments the same friends gave me at a birthday party ... a couple of years ago!


The outer heart frame is a black-and-white paper that I inked pink. I added a border of pink Liquid Pearls to the red heart frame. I used plastic from old packaging to cover the heart, adhered the piece with foam tape to a scrap of DP from the aforementioned birthday party, and filled it with die-cut hearts & pink microbeads.

I printed the Love Banner digi stamp twice: on a textured red paper and on a white cardstock. I cut the red piece with a border around the banners, and colored the white banners with Copics markers. I decorated it with pink-and-white baker's twine & black gems.

The background cardstocks are the only papers that aren't scraps. I embossed the light pink piece with a Sizzix folder.


Challenges/Inspiration:
    1. Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Hearts
    2. Clear It Out: Theme - Valentine/Love + Stash - Flowers (the handmade flower has been in my stash 2 or 3 years)
    3. C.R.A.F.T. #295: Recycling (scrap paper & packaging)
    4. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #149: Valentines
    5. DRS Designs #158: Lovely Hearts
    6. In the Pink: Pink & Pearlie (Liquid Pearls & pearl on flower)
    7. Kitty Bee Designs #39: Use Scraps
    8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart
    9. Sweet Stamps #205: Hearts
    10. TIME OUT Challenges: Valentine's Day with the optional twist of Hearts
    Update: This was a random winner for C.R.A.F.T. #295, and also a Top Pick for Kitty Bee Designs #39!

    Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,

    8 comments:

    1. Love your gorgeous shaker card. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona xx

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    2. Love all the details on this pretty card. Thank you for joining the challenge at DRS Designs this week!

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    3. Gorgeous, beautiful card
      Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
      Luv
      Debby

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    4. Two perfect shaker cards CG! Can't pick a favourite. Thanks for playing along with us at In The Pink. Good luck! xx

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    5. What a cool collage look this card has! Pretty colors too! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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    6. A totally Valentine card! Great to see the inside and back fits the front that beautifully! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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    7. Aw this is cute! Love all that pattern paper play. Thanks for playing with us over at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge.

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    8. So sweet and such a fabulous colour combo, CG ... that little banner is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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