Friday, May 4, 2012

Shabby Heart

I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for this card, it's taken me all week of working on it (in between other commitments) to finish it.  I just couldn't get the flowers right.  Finally this morning I went to try again, and they just fell together.

I used The Shabby Tea Room's challenge - "Spring is Love" - for the inspiration.  They challenged us to use colors from a gorgeous photo, and include flowers, polka dots, and a heart.  I'm a member of a Stampin' Up! card club, a few months ago my consultant showed us how to do the Iris Folding Pattern using one of their embosslits.  I was excited to give it a try for the heart in this card.  It took me a few false starts on it before I remembered the technique correctly.  I'm so happy with how my heart turned out (and very glad that I purchased the embosslit that night).

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Uncommon - Authentique
Cardstock:  Sweet Leaf, Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Hollyhock, Desert Sand - CTMH
Stampset:  Say it in Style - CTMH
Punch - Fiskers
Lace Tape - decollections
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl Flourish - Zva Creative
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts - Stampin' Up!
Vintage Seam Binding


  1. Love your card! The heart, the flowers with the ribbon and the lace are beautiful! I'm your new follower!

  2. Great card...I hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. So sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  4. LOVING that fabulously folded heart! LOVE the different patterns you've used, too! :)

  5. Awww, so pretty! Love your flowers and the heart!
    Thanks for playing along at TSTR!

  6. Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!!