Monday, April 4, 2011

April Showers bring May Flowers at Heart2Heart!

I love this as a challenge idea!  This week's Heart2Heart challenge lets you decide how to incorporate rain/showers/flowers any way you like... maybe a rainbow?  I love my card!  It looks deceptively simple - and was more time consuming and finicky than anything I've made in a long time.  Can you tell that there are 14 different papers, 10 inks and 3 stamp sets used?  I hand cut all the buttons and leaves, used my Coluzzle for the button 'mats', and sanded all the edges to smooth them out nicely.  And my little polka dot background is supposed to be the April showers (get it?) coming down on my May flowers.  We would love to have you join us by playing along this week - just link up your project on the Heart2Heart blog (remember that your project should use mostly CTMH products - just list what else you've used).  We have two new sponsors for April: LeAnne Dudley and Michelle Zimmerman who are providing wonderful prizes that will be given to two randomly chosen players at the end of the month.  Come and see what the rest of the design team has come up with this week!
Finished size is 4"x9".  All products are CTMH: stamp sets are Buttoned Together, Grown with Love and Argyle Backgrounds; Olivia patterned paper; Cardstock is Sky, Pacifica, White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Amethyst, Gypsy, Pear, Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Tulip & Vineyard Berry.  Inks are Sky, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Pacifica, Lagoon, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Tulip, Pear & Black.  Embroidery floss, Bamboo brad.  Flower stems are machine stitched.

8 comments:

Sheila H said...

Wow - I can't imagine using so many papers and inks. Your card is well worth all the effort you put into it!

Lorrinda said...

Love this colorful card Karen! Great use of the buttoned together stamp!

Corina said...

Wow Karen! 14 papers? My hat is off to you sista! But it is beautiful!

Lisa Stenz said...

What a cute card! I would never have thought to use the button stamps as flowers! Perfect! *Ü*

Nancy Ball said...

WOW Karen, your card is GORGEOUS and very Springy!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

absolutely delightful

Debbie Carriere said...

WOW!!! Beautifully done! I never would have guessed so many different papers & inks - very fun :)

lifesLITTLEthings said...

Beautiful card. The colours all work so well together.

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