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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pink and Brown Reverse Masked Heart Aperture Anniversary

Well, I don't know about you but I've had enough of masculine cards so here's a more feminine anniversary card for you!

This card was inspired by a card I saw over on the Splitcoaststampers gallery by MarieMc and you can see the card that she made here and here on her blog.

I needed to make a couple of anniversary cards and thought this idea would work really well. I'm thinking I might try it with my butterfly die too.


The heart, from the Marianne Creatables set of three heart dies (LR0159), was cut from the card front. A mask was also cut and affixed to the inside of the card behind the aperture so that it lined up.

Colour was added through the mask using Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink and then overstamped using the Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap distress inks using the flourish stamp from the Personal Impressions Paula Pascual Mix and Match Sentiments stamp set.


The sentiment, from the Woodware Jane's Script sentiment stamp set was then stamped on the inside using the Frayed Burlap ink.

Using the Stampin' Up Mat Pack piercing template, holes were then pierced around the heart aperture.


A panel of pink paper was punched using the Eyelet Lace border punch from Martha Stewart, and a strip of the pink floral stripe paper from the Papermania Regency paper pad was matted onto it. A length of pink woven ribbon was then knotted around it and the panel added to the card blank.

The sentiment, also from the Jane's Script Sentiment stamp set was then stamped at the bottom of the card blank using the Frayed Burlap ink.

 
As my personalized 'Handmade By' stamp is a circle and I felt sure you would be able to see it through the card blank if I stamped it on the reverse of the card, I decided to die cut a heart from the pink paper using another of the heart dies in the Marianne Creatables die set. The embossed design was highlighted with the Frayed Burlap ink, and 'Handmade By' was stamped on it using a stamp from the Aspects Of Design Botanical stamp set from The Stampman. It was then added on the reverse of the card behind the inked heart on the inside of the card.


Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:

47 comments:

Fiona Keel said...

Kathleen, every detail of this card works so perfectly, an absolute stunning card, fi x

Sandra said...

Hi Kathleen this is beautiful lovely details just an amazing card:) Sandra H

rudlis said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges this week.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How lovely. Thanks for explaining how you made it, and for joining us at the StampinB's!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very cool anniversary card....love your technique.....thanks for playing with the B's

CraftyLoops said...

Kathleen this card is so beautiful, I really love the colours. Its a really stunning card. Lee xx

Tracey T said...

This is absolutely beautiful Kathleen. So much work has gone into this - you are so talented. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Nancy said...

What a simple and beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Pink Dandelion said...

Really beautiful card Kathleen. Good luck in the challenges.
Debs xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La.xxx

Debbie said...

Very nice card, love the heart detail and colours. Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stmpin this week, please call back and see us this Saturday for our next challenge. Debbiexx

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovely stylish card and clean and elegant.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Grace said...

What a beautiful card Kathleen! I love the heart cut out! Thanks for joining us at SSIC!

debbiebakk said...

This is simply gorgeous- love the colors, the paper piercing and the punched border and of course the flourishes. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

Dora said...

This is just stunning and so elegant, love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xxx

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenges, hope you will join us again. x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little card ... love the colours happy crafting and love sandy xx

Basslady said...

a very charming card!

thanx a lot for playing along with us at allways something creative!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Schnipsel und mehr...die Papierwerkstatt said...

A wunderful card, georgeous.

Thanks for playing at allways something creative this challeng.

Hugs Andrea

Margarets designer cards said...

Less is more and your card is beautiful, I love the colours and the simple way you have done it.
Margaret

rosie said...

fabulous card. gorgeous colours. simple, elegant and perfect x

Cards by Alison said...

Stunning card I love the detail. alison xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pretty. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Claire said...

Beautiful project! So elegant. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Min said...

Wow Kathleen - this is just fabulous! I may have to case this one - I just love it!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

dstandard said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Kerrie said...

Sweet anniversary card, love the pearcing around the heart... just gorgeous.

Lisa M said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE this card! What a creative way to think! Your color choices and staining colors are wonderful!
Simply beautiful card and thank you for sharing it with us at 'Make It Monday.'
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Such understated elegance to your cards.
Very beautiful.
Thank you for joining Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Hannah said...

A lovely card Kathleen, so pretty. Thanks for joining in the celebrations at TPV this week :)

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Love the techniques you used with the heart. Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!

Louise said...

Hi there :)
Wow, I love your card, it's so beautiful :)
Stunning heart :)

Thank you so much for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
Welcome back!
Hugs

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! Love the piercing and heart design!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Kathleen - wow - look at all of those challenges - well done! Love your cut out heart - it looks fabulous with the paper piercing! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ, we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Kim Mc said...

Simply adorable, Kathleen! This may not be your usual style but your creation is perfect! Thanks for playing in the 365 Cards "So Not Me" challenge. I hope to see your creations again!
Aloha, Kim Mc
365 Cards DT

Lizy said...

This is just beautiful Kathleen! Every aspect of this card works so beautifully! :)

Thanks for joining us at OLL this week! :)
Lizy DT x

Nina said...

Wooaaw, what a stunning card!! Totally love it ALL )

Thanks for joining our "The Sky Is The Limit" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
Hugs, Nina.

Julie said...

Ohhh I just love this card,I could do with this template,The pricking has made for a real special touch! Hope you had fun with our blog hop and that we see you again for another great Ladybug challenge next week!Julie.x

Amy Tidd said...

Beautiful card!! Love the papers used! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

Mona E said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So elegant! Thanks for playing with us at our first challenge over at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona

Joanne said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Lisa aka Myran said...

Gorgeous!! Love the clean look. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope to see you again next week :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Lovely card!!! Love the aperture style. Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is a lovely card Kathleen.

Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.

Dionne

Crafteezee said...

Very elegant Kathleen. Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Divas. Hugs Tracy x

mgoll88 said...

Nice Card!
Thanks for playing with us at Allways something creative

LG
Michaela

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fab use of the challenge colours,thanks so much for sharing with us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

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