Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Heart beat

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a theme challenge: LOVE! It is perfect for this Valentine's Day week.  And here is the card I created for your inspiration:

I created a super CAS card.  I'm still not 100% sure I like it--I am definitely one who likes a bit of layering and embellishing.  But I also, kind of love it!  I started by stamping the heart from the Love Stencil image with red ink and then stamped the "love" part of the image underneath with black ink (I admit, I cut this stamp apart so I could use the heart and the word separately and use them just like this).  Then, I hand drew the heartbeat element.  Don't get scared now, it was really easy!  I drew a light pencil line horizontally across the heart, then traced the beginning and end of the line with a black fine-line pen.  Then I drew random, jagged lines in between, making sure they connected to both endpoints.  I really wanted to add some embellishments to it, but nothing seemed right.  So, in the end, I left it as it is, and I think it's better this way.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Love Stencil"

As You Like It--true love (Valentine's) OR fabulous friends (this one will be for my true love--my husband.  Not sure if it will end up being for Valentine's Day or not, but it really couldn't be for anyone else could it?)
Crafts Galore #84--anything goes
Sheepski Designs #47--Romance and/or use red
Paper Funday #26--anything goes with the optional twist: love is in the air
Kat Scrappiness--love/hearts
Crafty Creations #418--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #489--anything goes
Mod Squad--All about LOVE
Double D--Valentine/love

Crafty Catz #537--anything goes with the optional twist: love/valentine/anniversary


Donna said...

Great idea for a CAS card, I am going to have to get this stamp!

Glittered Paws said...

Love your CAS card - what a great stamp to have in your collection of RI stamps. You did a great job of drawing the EKG across the heart.

Judy Woodland said...

Well this card is GENIUS, that is all. Sometimes stamp surgery is the only way to go. And hand drawing the heart beats is perfect. I love everything about this card. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating with us over at the Mod Squad!!
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

It’s a great CAS Card. I also have issues with white space on my cards. Love everyone else’s cards and try to CASE them but I always keep adding one more thing, and then another, that it’s no longer a CAS for my card.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.
Diane - DT

Patti J said...

Squeal! I love this! Less really is more! I also cut this stamp apart, as I use the heart a fact, I’m using it next month! Great job!

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome CAS card - I LOVE IT!

Janette said...

I really love your card, its a perfect CAS design and so pretty. Thankyou for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

dj said...

CAS with perfection!! Thanks for playing along with our CAS challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Darlene said...

I'm with you ... I also struggle with CAS design because it just looks unfinished to me most times. But, this is absolutely beautiful and perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Valentine LOVE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Rocky said...

Brilliant CAS card, love it!! It just says it all. Thank you for joining us at Paper Funday.

IdlePleasures said...

Beautiful! Clean and crisp and totally stunning!

Catrin Goodwin said...

Such a beautiful CAS card! thank you for sharing it with us over at Pennys's Good luck x

Saphron said...

This is stunning! The perfect C&S card!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

Caz said...

Love this...Beautiful make..Thank you for sharing with us over at Moving Along with the Times...
Caz xx DT

Unknown said...

Love your card! thank you for participating in the challenge at

Carole said...

Great card, thanks for playing along with our 'Valentines/Love' challenge @ MAWTT this month. Good Luck 
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx