Thursday, August 29, 2019

Playing for fun

Usually, most of my card making is for Design Team Assignments or cards that I need right away.  But every once in a while, a challenge really grabs my eye and I just HAVE to play along.  When I saw this sketch from Atlantic Hearts, I knew it would be perfect for using up some elements of my bits and pieces stash.
And here is the card I created:
The strips of patterned paper were pieced together from scraps and had been in my bits and pieces stash along with one lonely scrap from the same pack that I had missed when creating the strips.  That piece was just perfect for creating the bottom banner of the sketch.  The white strip that the sentiment is stamped on was also in the stash.  The base panel felt a little too plain to me, so I stamped it with a crackle background stamp and a light gray ink.  It is very subtle, but adds just enough interest to keep it from being boring.  I die cut a heart from vellum and topped it with a button that was rescued from an item of clothing that my kids have outgrown.

Stamps: MFT "Essential Sentiments"; JustRite Stampers crackle background
Dies: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps heart; MFT "Bold Stripes Cover Up" sentiment strip

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #331--sketch
Unicorn Challenge #46--fully loaded or CAS (I went with CAS)
Brown Sugar #292--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #359--anything goes with snippets (everything on this card was made from scraps)
Sweet Stampin'--pretty in pink
Simon Says Stamp Monday--S is for? (strips and scraps and sentiment)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #470--Crazy Egg/just a sentiment


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

A wonderful CAS card with just the right amount of pink to join our challenge this week. Gorgeous creation Heather. Thanks for playing along with us this week and come on back and play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo SS DT

AlisonC said...

This is fab and beautiful. I love the CAS look and the brilliant use of sippets. x

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

pssmitty papercrafts said...

You've done a great job with this card, it's simple and clean and pretty! I love the vellum heart! Thank you for joining AHSC this week!

Dena J said...

This is a gorgeous CAS card! What a fabulous way to use those bits and pieces of pretty paper. You have inspired me. Thank you so much for joining us at AHSC this week.

Glittered Paws said...

This is totally awesome - how original and you use up a few scraps as well.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS card -brilliant.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
Carol DT x

Di said...

Great card Heather! Such a perfect take on the sketch and also such pretty snippets used!


Di xx

Brandi said...

Awesome job, I love the white with the pastels, great way to use up some scraps! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Jessica K said...

Love this clean and simple card! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!


Michelle Stewart said...

I'm always excited when I see a CAS card, as I really struggle with creating them. You nailed this sketch. Great job. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

Michelle - Host

Tangii said...

Another great card Heather! Love this one, that paper is perfect for those strips! Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Chicks Challenge, always love to see you playing along :-) Can't wait until next time.

Linby said...

That's just so effective and pretty.

Nance said...

I love using up bits and pieces too! Great way to do it, here. Very fun! Thanks for playing at Krafty Chicks Challenge.