Monday, February 1, 2021

"All You Need is Love" Heart 2 Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Heart to Heart Challenge of February 2021 called, "All You Need is Love". Did you know you can create artwork of your own, aligned with the theme - interpreted however you see fit - and link up to the Challenge? We love seeing everyone's perspective on the theme. Be sure to use at least one Close To My Heart product on your design.

I am excited to share this card I made, with you! I actually created it quite a few weeks ago, proud that I came up with a creative idea and it worked! Don't you love when that happens? LOL
One of the first stamp sets I bought, from the January/February Idea Book, is this one called "Howdy Neighbor". And, of course, I had to have the Thin Cuts. Who wants to fussy-cut when they don't have to?! LOL

I random stamped the stitched heart image on the Kraft cardstock, with Toffee ink. I love the subtle background it created. The "sending you" sentiment was stamped directly on the card front with Black ink. 

The patterned paper, which I absolutely love, is from the Perfect Match Special. I couldn't resist adding a Small Bow, cut out of Candy Apple cardstock, and used a piece of Flamingo Shimmer Trim.

To create the fun "hugs" image...

I wanted to use the Flamingo Shimmer Trim but felt it clashed a bit. All of a suddent it dawned on me to try this technique and so I gave it a try.

I first stamped the Hugs image, with Flamingo Ink, on cardstock. I took a red marker and made the thick line you can see, using a ruler. I then made a couple of the black lines using a marker, and the thinnest one using a Journaling Pen. 

Then, I used the Thin Cuts to cut it out and adhered it, with Thin 3-D Foam Tape, to the front of the card. I feel that, by doing so, it gave it a nice look for the front of this card. 

I hope my idea serves as some inspiration for you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Consider leaving a comment and then be sure to link up to us at Heart 2 Heart

Make it a GREAT week!

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