Monday, January 10, 2011

Woodware Challenge -- Hearts!

This week's Woodware USA Challenge is "Hearts".  I could have used a heart stamp but I decided to keep playing with my "Jewel Garden" set that I had out, and that I just happen to "love" (!!),  so I ended up making this card.

I created a heart mask from copy paper with scissors, free-form.  You remember, from grade school, you fold the paper in half, cut out a half heart...

Then you open it up and you have a whole - heart shaped - hole!

Next I taped a 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of white card stock over the hole.

I stippled PTI Berry Sorbet Hybrid Ink around the entire edge of the heart shape.  (Could also use a sponge, but I tend to favor a brush.)

Once I was happy with my stippling, I stamped several of the images from the Jewel Garden set over the stippled heart area with black ink, but I didn't completely cover it.

This is what it looked like when I lifted the mask off.  Then I proceeded to color in the image with copics.  Next I stamped the "With Love" sentiment from the WWUSA Set "Jane's Script" in the center of the heart.

Finally, I used added a little bit of sparkle using my Sakura Quckie Glue pen and Crystal Glitter from Stampendous.  (Sorry this photo doesn't capture it so well, but it's sparkly, I promise!)

I matted the finished image onto Black, Pale Plum, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I rescued a MS Hearts Border panel that I had discarded and added it to the layering. Finally, I embellished it with some Primas that the sweetheart queen Piali sent me and added some half back pearls in between the hearts around the border

Come join the Challenge!!  Create a card using "Hearts" and post it over on the WWUSA Blog for all of us to see!!  At the end of the month, all the entries are pooled and someone will win a Woodware USA set.  If you use WWUSA stamps in your project, your name will be entered into the drawing twice for your card!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


martina's kaartjes said...

lovely card ! great coloring,
have a nice day,
greetings, martina

Nancy said...

Anne, this is one of my favorite cards! I'm so glad that you included your process! It is truly a stunning creation, and your colors leap in delight off the screen! BRAVO!

jdmommy said...

GF, I love that you show just how your made this step by step! So beautiful!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Love it!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love this gorgeous card Anne - and a great tutorial you put together!!

isu.alum said...

This is so beautiful! Like your card from last week, I love the vibrant florals and the way you put them together to create a really stunning floral cluster!


Jack said...

Thanks so much for the info on how you made this fabulous card. Wish I could think outside the box like you do. xx