Sunday, 22 January 2017

Hugs & Kisses ...

Hi everyone, I am playing along this week with the challenge at Case This Sketch.  

I have used the Sealed with Love stamp set and the matching Love Notes Framelits Dies.  The inspiration for the vintage style of the heart layout is from Kimberly Van Diepen who is one of the Stampin' Up! Artisans for 2017.  If you have not done the Artisan's Blog Hop then you are in for a treat, there is so much inspiration.

To make this card you will need a piece of A4 Thick Whisper White cardstock cut in half lengthwise then folded in half to create the card base.  Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm, a piece of Kraft cardstock 9cm x 13.2cm and a piece of Whisper White 8.5cm x 12.8cm.

The background was created by doing a Soft Suede watercolour wash on the 8.5cm x 12.8cm piece of Whisper White cardstock.  As you are only washing over one layer of colour the Whisper White cardstock will be okay to use for this card.  Once this is dry stamp the random dot image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Basic Black Archival ink over the watercolour washed area. Adhere the layers of the card front together, making sure to match the edges in the top left corner to create the offset of the three layers.  Adhere these layers to the card front.

Cut out a Basic Black heart and a Kraft arrow using the Love Notes Framelits dies. Using the Sweetheart punch, punch out a heart from the Music Note paper from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  Layer these over the watercolour washed area. Adhere some Linen Thread and then adhere the arrow over this.

Stamp the Hugs and Kisses sentiment on to a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Cut out to the desired size and adhere to the card front using dimensionals. Add three gold metallic enamel shapes to finish.

Thank you for visiting.



  1. love your card... the person that gets this card is going to love it ...thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  3. LOVE this! Definitely Pin-worthy!