Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Encouraging Heart

I wanted to get a card out to someone, and nothing I had on hand was quite "right." I ended up combining this week's technique and color challenges on SCS, and came up with this!

I started by cutting the heart template out of the double sided printed paper. You can't really tell in the photograph, but I also went over the white flowers with my apricot pad so it pulls in more of that background color. I stamped the sentiment (God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them), then trimmed it down into a tag. Matted it, and then added the little pull tab. I made the faux brads on the heart by punching out pieces of the apricot paper, then covering it with matte accents (Ranger). Simple, but a nice touch. I stamped the background onto the sage paper, then layered it with some lace (Making Memories) and finally added three real brads. Hopefully it will encourage the recipient!

(SU stamp sets - Words of Wisdom, Aida Cloth, Totally Tabs. Heart is from Times to Treasure by Technique Tuesday)


jacki j. said...

ooooh this is very nice. I know it will be an encouragement in somebody's mailbox!

leenda said...

LOVE this Valentine's card! Very creative!