Sunday, February 26, 2017

February Paper Smooches Challenge ~ Heartfelt Gratitude Card!! =)

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I'm SO EXCITED to be here today!! This is the First Paper Smooches Challenge I've been able to play along with since the END of my Chemo/Radiation/Surgery!! It's left me with NO energy and just doing my normal everyday activities, plus keeping up with my Design Team commitments has left me NO time/energy to create anything else for my FAVORITE Challenges!! So I'm SO EXCITED to say that I actually have some energy coming back and was able to make a Couple Projects to share for this Months AWESOME February Paper Smooches Challenge!!
This month's challenge is... LOVE!! 
I had SO MANY Ideas in my head, but alas had to narrow it down to just a Few!!

For my first Card I was INSPIRED by the idea of having something layered in a Heart!! So I decided to use the Heart Frame Die as my Focal Image!! Instead of using the Frame I just cut it away so I use just the Row of Hearts!! I Die Cut several from some White Cardstock and then several from some Simple Stories Blooms and Grow Patterned Paper!! I wanted the Heart to be Wood Grained and I Die Cut it using a Hero Arts Layering Die Set (using the 3 largest Heart in the Set) I also knew I wanted a Stamped background to play off of the Folk Art Feel!! So I used the Pocket Swirl Detail Stamp from the Denim & Daisies Stamp Set and stamped it in Light Blue Hero Arts Chalk Ink!! Then I took some Small Hearts from both the Love-Struck Stamp Set and the Needle Little Love Stamp Set!! I wanted some Dots too so I used a couple Tri Dot Images from both the Lovely Thoughts Stamp Set and the Blossoming Buds Stamp Set then a Single Dot Image from the Holly Jolly Stamp Set!! I also Stamped, Embossed my Sentiment and an Arrow from the Love-Struck Stamp Set and used the Coordinating Love-Struck Die Set to Die Cut the Arrow out!! After Stamping the background I decided to add a Piece of Vellum to Mute it a little and then I thought I needed something so I decided to add some Black Acrylic Paint Splatters on top of the Vellum and I LOVE the way it looks!! So much Dimension without a lot of bulk!! I added the Heart Focal Image on top with some Foam Tape!! Then added the Stamped and Embossed Sentiment Strip!! I added a Burlap Twined Button to the Center of the Arrow and my Card was done!! SQUEAL!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out and hope you do too!!??  =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I'm also linking up to the
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!!  =)


  1. I love every little fabulous detail you aded to this card! Very pretty Larissa. Congrats on getting back into challenge card making!

  2. What a beautiful card, Larissa! I LOVE the papers--- love the heart dies with the arrow--- love love love the wood--- love the design on the background (so subtle yet so bold and perfect)!!! You rock <3 THANKS so much for joining in the fun- hope you play along with our March challenge that starts tomorrow <3