Friday, January 18, 2013

Circles of Love

I hope this post finds you well.  Me, I'm ok.  I can't believe this month is racing by.  Where is the time going?  Oh well.
The talented Jennifer, over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday, has a wonderfully creative sketch challenge for  you to try this week.  I had alot of fun with this one.  And I hope that you will join us!
Here is the sketch:

Here is what I did:

Pretty shocking, that I didn't change a thing from the sketch, huh?  I really enjoyed working on this card.  I received a few goodies from Stampin' Up! and I just had to play with them.
The pattern paper is called More Amore DSP.  I love all the hearts and the colors are so pretty.  I matted the largest circle with real red card stock.  I matted the two primrose petal pattern papers with primrose rose card stock.  The top circle is matted in basic grey card stock and the tiny hearts pattern paper is matted with pool party card stock.  I added a heart and a simple bow for my embellishment cluster.  For the sentiment, instead of stamping directly onto the card front, I made a little banner.  
The card base is Basic grey cardstock.  The main panel is the new textured pool party cardstock.  I used hand held circle punches for the pattern paper (1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4", 1", and 3/4").  Then I adhered them to scraps of solid card stock and hand cut the matts.  I used my sanding block to smooth out any bumps or wayward scissoring.  I added dimensionals (foam tape blocks) to the backs of the matted circles to give them height.  To give the circles a little bit of interest, I added three stray rhinestones.
As for the heart and bow cluster, I used the largest embossed heart from the Fashionable Hearts emboss lit.  The ribbon is the black taffeta ribbon.  I adhered the bow to the embossed heart with a glue dot.
For the banner piece, I cut a strip of very vanilla card stock to 1/2" wide.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to center the sentiment.  The sentiment is stamped in basic grey classic ink.  I used a square punch to create the tail.  I matted the very vanilla card stock onto a scrap piece of basic grey cardstock.  And viola!  Easy peasy!  
This card was fairly easy to assemble and was alot of fun to create.  I hope you join us!  Don't let the sketch fool you.  The circles could easily be replaced with hand made paper blossoms, or butterflies or any other shape you fancy.  Your circles could be pattern paper (like mine) or you could do some stamping.  Circle Circus, stamped in coordinating colors would look wonderful, too!  Alot of different possibilities, so get creative and join us @ SFF.

Happy Crafting! hugs, Sharon W.


Deb said...

Love your card, Sharon! The layered circles really pop! And the bow on the heart is just perfect!

Robbie said...

What a great anniversary card! The couple getting it is going to love it!

craftystamper said...

Gorgeous anniversary card. Love the fact that you layered the circles. Great take on the sketch.

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great job Sharon! Love the accents on the circles-it really makes them pop!! Great colors, perfect anniversary card!!

Patrice Herrera said...

Your choices of elements really made a spectacular card. The layered circles, the DSP and accents really make for a spectacular card. Great use of the sketch!