Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Heartfelt Wishes / ESS Sketch #44


My very good friend's birthday was Monday, and I had to make her a special card even if it will reach her a bit late :)...

As it turned out, I was able to turn to this week's ESS Sketch #44 where Tracy Clemente is back (WELCOME BACK, TRACY!!! You were missed!) - and with a FUN sketch that highlights an image while providing a space to use a border punch!
Well, that is my interpretation anyway - and where I can use a border punch, I usually do! Justifies the purchase and any future purchases of border punches!

I wanted to make a birthday card that will appeal to my friend's girlie side and I know that would make her smile; so I came across this Hero Arts Four Dolls set that screamed CUTE and I went with it. This set has NEVER seen ink but I have admired others' amazing creations (waving hello, Tinla and Anthonette!) and decided it was time! :)

This is my take on this week challenge:


I really like the soft colors of this DCWV Far East Stack pattern paper, so I pulled the colors from it and tried to keep it simple. I paper pieced the doll's cute outfit with matching paper from the same stack; and used a matching burgundy ink to match the flower on her outfit to the base pattern paper - that flower on her outfit did match the base paper so perfectly! I used my Cricut to cut the flower blooms and my Cuttlebug emboss the background with a floral look. I added the pearls on the flower blooms and on the doll to continue the soft look; and to give it a girlie touch that I'm sure she will love. I really like the images on this set, it speaks to the girlie side of me as well! :)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Japanese doll - Hero Arts
Four Dolls set
"heartfet wishes" - Hero Arts
Heart to Heart set
DCWV Far East Stack, DCWV texture paper
flowers - cut at 1 5/8'' using Cricut Storybook Cartridge
sentiment tag - cut using Cricut George Cartridge and Design Studio
Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder
Martha Stewart edge punch
Hero Arts pearls
Momento Rhubarb Stalk ink
Versafine Onyx Black

8 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh yay!! Love these Hero Arts stamps Carol. And I'm right there with ya. My set hasn't been inked up yet either. (insert sad face here) Your card is fabulous as always and this patterened paper is the perfect compliment. Great job on this weeks sketch. Thanks so much for playing along my friend!

Hugs,
Tracy

Amanda Winkelman said...

Super cute card, Love the colors!

mtfalco said...

very cute and I love the use of the pearls!!

Armie said...

Ooohhh Carol, this is sooo darling!! Love the HA doll soo much!! Wonderful use of your PP, CB, and the border punch..very well put together. YOu rocked this challenge for sure!! I really need to bring my set out and start playing..soo many inspirations coming from you all!! Thank you..!!

Have a great rest of the week and see you again next time my friend!! :o)

toners said...

Another beautiful card :) I'm glad that Tracy is back...catching up on all my favorite blogs today so I'll check in with her. What lovely paper you chose for this one too!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! Such a darling card , Carol (waving Hi!! to you:)) I just love this HA set (I actually can't find my set now...I am so SAD!!!!...it is somewhere in the mess that is my craft room, errr, I mean dining room!) and you did a gorgeous job! love the little pearls, the MS edger punch (you have inspired me to pull mine out!), and all the colour coordination....beautiful! I really enjoy seeing what you do with your Cricut...I have a Silhouette and don't really use it alot; I need to get more computer savvy, as when I do use it, I really love it!! So sorry I am posting late this week...I just came back from vacay...ie; no internet access (had to go to my brother's to download my card:)) And look at all this lovely eye candy to come back to! You did an amazing job on Tracy's sketch challenge!!! Hugs to you, friend:) Have a great week; Tinla

Anthonette said...

Oh my goodness, this card is beautiful! just beautiful CArol! Love all the details and the softness of the card. Those pearls are gorgeous and just perfect for this card! WOW!

Jenny Gropp said...

This card is FAB! Love everything about it, every detail!!!

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