Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hearts of Cork

I always wish I could make more cards and do it faster so I could use up all my hoarded papers, stamps, and scraps. I still have out lots of heart papers and pink embellishments, but I settled on a pink and brown theme with these scraps. All of the papers used were from my scrap drawers.
I used the inspiration image above from The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions "What If Wednesday Challenge" and used the colors pink and brown, the heart shape and some cork, which comes from trees. 

I wanted to use Kraft cardstock on this first card to go with the cork heart. I chose a scripture stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I only wanted the first two lines for the front, so I taped the bottom portion of the stamp, inked it with Versamark, removed the tape and stamped - such a simple way to mask!

 I decided to make a second card while these scraps were out. I took a close-up of the wonderful texture of the cork heart.

Thank you for visiting. May God bless you as you craft your love for those you love!

I'm sharing this first card with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #98 - embossing (I used heat and dry)
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards #84 - Love Is In the Air
Craft Hoarders Anonymous February challenge - How I Love Thee-(& my hoarded cork hearts)
Deep Ocean #97 - Love is all around
Simon Says Stamp - add texture
Stamp and Create February challenge - all you need is love
Whimsy Inspiration #80 - use a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #171 - anything uplifting


Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Vickie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Judy V said...

Beautiful cards! Love the color combo and the cork hearts! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

Mynn xx said...

These are both so pretty! LOVE the colors you used, the texture, and the cork elements! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx said...

Very beautiful! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such pretty cards! I love all the layers and the wonderful color palette! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Patti J said...

Vickie, these are wonderful! I totally love what you did with this inspiration photo! Thanks so much for joining us at Repeat Impressions!

Kathy S said...

So many fun elements to your cards. Love the cork, the texture and the sentiment. All are just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The House That Stamps Built. Sure hope you'll join us again soon!

Daen'Ys said...

Beautiful layers and textures on your first card and so much softness in the second - my fav!! Love the cork hearts on both!
Thank you for joining us at House of Cards this month.
Rosi x

Teresa Kline said...

hello Vickie! this is gorgeous, I so luv the all the textures...fabulous card! so beautiful! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine *~*

Donna Idlet said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards Vickie! I love the colors and the fabulous cork hearts! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC this month!
Tammy x

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card, love the cork hearts. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Addicted to stamps - Veerle DT

Dana Joy said...

Simply gorgeous cards you have here. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

Merethe Arstein said...

Thanks for playing along with the challenge at House of Cards

DT Merethe HOC 2015

Gloria Stengel said...

Both cards are awesome. I love the cork hearts! The first card is so eye catching! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!