Thursday, January 26, 2012

Loveable - Card Patterns Sketch 149

I have so many friends that are totally loveable, so it would be hard to know which one should get this card. However, I want to be the kind of person that shares God's love with those who don't think they're so loveable. I am amazed that God loves each of us, every minute of every day, loveable by our definition or not, we are loveable to Him. That is the message of this card. The heart on this card is for Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #123. I hope I'll give it to a friend who needs that encouragement, to know she is loved.

The design for this card was inspired by this sketch made by Tracy Schultz for Card Patterns Sketch 149. I loved it the minute I saw it.

Using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge that has so many shape cards, I first cut a circle card that was 5.5" intending it to fit in my 6" x 6" envelopes. Then I cut a 5.75" scalloped circle using the layer feature that just makes a circle border. Using that feature made a scalloped circle type of frame. It was a little too thick for this card, so I cut the Graphic45 paper at 5.25" to fit over that. Everything was sponged with Chocolate ink. The heart was stamped on CTMH textured Blush cardstock. The edges were first sponged with Tulip, then just the edges sponged with Chocolate. I liked that effect for a shabby chic card. Instead of adding a 2nd flower like the pattern, I chose to make a bow from some net-type lace in my stash that has pink flowers lightly scattered throughout. I made a tiny tag stamped with the word "loveable" that comes from my newest alphabet stamp that has large cursive letters with a word for each letter. It doesn't go on sale until Wednesday, but I couldn't resist using that word. I hope that I show God's love to all of my loveable friends!

I'm also adding this card to Word Art Wednesday because of the theme. (Thank you, Karen.)

5.75" Card"
Paper - Graphic45 Playtime, CTMH Tulip, Colonial WhiteCS, Blush Textured(retired) CS, Black unknown
Stamps - CTMH "Soul Mates," "Keepsake Alphabet"
Ink - CTMH Tulip, Chocolate, Black
Other supplies - Martha Stewart "Lacey Hearts" punch, pink ribbons unknown, pink pin CTMH retired, Recollections red rose


Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is SO super pretty. I just love it, and would like to invite you to link it up at Word Art Wednesday, the sister site to Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We would be so blessed to have you link up this beautiful card in our challenge and get involved in our blog. I hope to see you soon at:

I would also like to become a follower of your blog, but I always like to ask permission first. If you would like to, please stop by my blog, check it out, and become a follower on my blog, and then I will know you don't mind if I also become a follower here. I would really love to watch as you post your beautiful work here, and I hope you will also share it with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Many blessings to you,
Karen L

This Art That Heals said...

Ooo this is pretty! I love the vintage look and feel of this. Thank you for sharing this with us at my Word Art Wednesday challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your art.

Have a great day!

Becky said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous design paper.Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Traci M said...

Wow, I love this!! Such a pretty card, and what a great layout!! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!

Lenet said...

Beautiful card ! Thanks for joining us at Cardpatterns this week