Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Clearly Blissful

This card was inspired by a card I saw on My Paper Secret blog.  Cristina is so talented and I always love seeing what she has come up with.  I loved her card with the punched out heart and wanted to give it a try.

This is what I came up with.....

I wanted to do card for  Just Add Ink #51  to Just Add Monochrome and this layout just fit in with that challenge.

I used my Full Heart Punch on the bottom third of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White.  Because I was chicken about getting the design lined up just right under the heart, I stamped the flourish on a scrap piece of Whisper White and adhered it to the card base under the cut out.  This flourish is a sneak peek from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog.  You can get this set, Bliss, free with a $50.00 purchase.  But you have to wait 7 more days!  Being able to pre-order these sets is one advantage of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

I used the whacked Finial Press Embossing Folder across the top again.  You may remember I used this on a card that I posted yesterday.  I also punched the little heart from an embossed piece.

The front piece is attached to the Whisper White card base with dimensionals.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Clearly for You, Bliss
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Full Heart & Heart to Heart Punches, Big Shot, Whacked Finial Press & Square Lattice EFs, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Pearl

Thank you Cristina for the wonderful inspiration for this card!



Benzi said...

Absolutely outstanding. I LOVE this card. I'm glad to know what the folder across the top is because I fell in love with it when you used it before. It is gorgeous. The flourish is divine.

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely stunning, Bonnie! I love how you used your white space on this beauty. Your red accents are just perfect!

Cristina said...

Oh, Bonnie, this is awesome! I'm so flattered that my card inspired you. I love the addition of the bow on yours and all that yummy texture. I was just scrolling through your blog and you make truly beautiful cards!

Marisa said...

This is darling, Bonnie! Love embossing by the ribbon and the punched out heart. Great card :)

Sharnee Torrents said...

This is a gorgeous card Bonnie, I love the layout and the way you've doubled the heart, the ribbon is great too!!
SMiles SHarnee :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love the little window heart. Such a gorgeous card.

Danielle Daws said...

Oh this is so sweet! Very elegant. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

kroppykat said...

Love, LOVE this! I particularly like the way you punched the small heart from an embossed scrap. It adds so much wonderful texture.

Chrissie said...

Hi Bonnie, I came across this card via one of our entries to LIM this week... it is AWESOME!
Having to do so many comments for our challenges each week means that my 'out of hours' commenting is considerably limited... so I'm sorry I missed this gorgeous creation!