Saturday 6 January 2018

Fluttering Hearts Anniversary

Hi there.  This is the last anniversary I had to make a card for in 2017, early December, but with everything else going on I never managed to show it.  There are a few others that haven't had an airing either which may appear on here between now and April which is when I start with the new season of anniversaries amongst my family and friends.

I thought I would use these two sets called Fluttering Hearts and Baroque Corners from Chocolate Baroque which I got fairly recently.  I was going to do it in just black and white but decided to add some red too.

I stamped the Baroque Corners on to a piece of white card about 6" square using the smaller of the two in the top left and bottom right corners, and then the larger corner in the other two using Black Archival ink, and heat set with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I decided to colour the two larger corners using a red Spectrum Noir pencil for the flowers and just one shade of green for the leaves.

I then stamped two hearts on to a piece of black card usingVersamark and heat set with WOW Opaque White EP.  I cut them out and added some dots of red glue gel to the centre of each flower on the hearts and also to the two largest flowers on the large corners.

To finish I added the sentiment again using the Archival Black ink and WOW Clear Gloss EP, and then layered it up.

I am giving two new followers a shout out.  The first is Christine whose blog you will find here, and who is a lady after my own hear and loves getting inky.  The second is Sharon whose blog is here and who I am pretty sure I have never given a shout out to.  I have noticed that my numbers have not always shown up accurately, and I was checking through the list and noticed Sharon there so I apologise if you have been with me for a while and I just haven't noticed you.   She makes the cutest and most prettily embellished cards, so if you have never visited these ladies before you are in for a treat. 

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New (The Baroque Hearts).
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New (The Baroque Hearts).
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - No. 130 Celebrate.
Inkspirational Challenge - Designer's Choice - Stamping Only.
Country View Challenges January 2018 - Anything Goes.
WOW Embossing Powder January Challenge - All About Hearts.


Christine Alexander said...

Pat, wonderful geometric pattern on the square card :)

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Pat, I love the gorgeous images and your colours, they are so very striking, Kate x

Loll said...

The images are so ornate ... great colouring with your pencils, Pat. And I love the two hearts ... gorgeous! xx

Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous card Pat.
Hugs Flo xx

Mac Mable said...

So elegant and so pretty. Great layout and love how you've mixed the stamps. Eye catching card and so beautiful x

Teresa Kline said...

so pretty, fabulous image and coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

MaryH said...

Oh this is so elegant. Love the way you've done the flourish corners, and those hearts make me think of the zentangle look (except these are more refined!) The black & white is so dramatic, but I liked your idea of adding a touch of red. Just enough to set off the drama of the b&w. Fab work with those pencils too. TFS & Hugs (and Happy New Year if I've not yet said that!)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is just stunning Pat! I LOVE that pop of red on the hearts!! Great colouring too my friend! Have a wonderful week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Barbara said...

So elegant! your card is absolutely fabulous, wonderful design too! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Borqna said...

Stunning card!
Good luck!

Kathyk said...

Smashing make today and best of luck with your challenges.

Thank you for visiting my blog today .. I received an e-mail regarding your comment but it doesn't show on my blog! Guess bloggers having an epi!! It DOES happen!

Happy Wednesday


Shirley said...

Absolutely beautiful and I love those hearts.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Pat. I love how you have used the contrast of the black card with the hearts, on the white background. Beautiful!!!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges,
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a gorgeous card how it turned out!
xx Karen

rachel said...

This is absolutely beautiful Pat - the stamps are stunning! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x

Mac Mable said...

Coming back to say congratulations to the shout out over at Wow, with this amazing and so eye catching card...a real stunner x