Hip! Hip! Hooray! It’s time to play…with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts! This week we have an interesting sketch courtesy of team member, Maggie Mata. I find sketches with catty wampus elements fresh and fun. Since I happened to have a Whisper White Bloomin’ Heart already in my stash, I decided to make it my focal point. I hope you enjoy today’s card!
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips…Hearts
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ when folded.
It’s all about hearts with today’s card. From the embossed Rose Red background, created with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder…
to the Crumb Cake Heart Designer Paper from the Love Blossoms collection…
to the exquisite Bloomin’ Heart die cut…
it’s all about hearts!
Even the wings on the Butterfly from the Watercolor Wings stamp set mimic hearts, don’t you think? This one is sporting Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Soft Suede markings. In order to make Soft Suede “softer”, I stamped it off once.
Of course, I had to add a few special touches.
To make these Blushing Bride flowers stand out, I curled the edges with a bone folder. This broke down the paper fibers so I could separate the layers of paper, which added more dimension. I just had to add Pearls to the center!
As a final touch, I adhered the Soft Suede sentiment, which is from the Six Sided Sampler set. It is bumped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, to add depth and dimension. I will confess, I have not used any of the hexagons from this set, but I absolutely love two of the sentiments which come with it: My Friend and Hello Sweet Friend. Now I just need to decide which of my sweet friends will receive this card!
Missing My Boys
As they say, all good things must come to an end, and so it is at the Schach house. This past Friday, Jack returned to his handler, Amy, for a week of lessons before he shows in Des Moines this weekend. Of course, I will head to Des Moines to watch him show. He will stay with me in my motel, and we will get in a lot of snuggle time. He will then return to Chicago with Amy for a series of shows in Grayslake, IL the following week. Once again, I will head up on the weekend to watch, snuggle and bring him home. When looking at this picture of him sitting on my husband’s lap, it’s hard to believe he is only 9 months old. Yes…he is a BIG boy.
Another of my boys left me, too. Brady headed back to the University of Missouri. He had a blast stamping with me during break. He put together 10 Paper Pumpkin kits (don’t judge…I just never had time to put them together) and 4 other kits. He loves the kits! It was hard for this perfectionist to stand back and let him create in his own way…but I did. He was so proud of everything he did. In fact, he wants to make cards to post on my blog when he returns home in May. Who knows…maybe one day I will sign him up as a demonstrator!
And I wasn’t the only one missing my boys. Poor little Kia looked everywhere for both Jackie and Brady. But don’t feel badly for her. She has gotten a lot of extra attention these past few days. She will get to visit her fur brother this weekend.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I am very happy with how it turned out, and can’t wait to send it out. I must say, I think the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit is one of my favorite items from the Occasions Catalog. As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…