Sunday 15 February 2015

One more heart ...

This card has been an absolute nightmare - this is my third attempt!  Here is the story ...

First time - I masked the heart, stamped the flowers, coloured the flowers, stenciled the background and all was looking good.  Then disaster struck I placed the heart die on the card to emboss it, I put it through my Big Shot and cut the heart out!!  Not what I wanted as this was to be a single layer card!!

Second time - I masked the heart, stamped the flowers, coloured the flowers, stenciled the background and all was looking good (sounds familiar!). I placed the heart die on the card to emboss it and put it through my Big Shot.  All was good the heart was still in the card - success I thought but no the pressure had welded the masking paper to the card! As I removed the masking paper I also removed the top layer of the card!!

Third time lucky!! This is the final card:-

I had this week's challenge at "Less is More" (One Layer with Love for the theme) in mind when I started this card.  That's why it was important for the heart to stay in the card!! There is an upside to the first disaster as I do have a completed heart to use on another project!

I used:
Derwent Inktense pencils
Clearly Besotted Many Messages Stamp set
Uniko Studio Beautiful Blooms II (part of this week's new releases)
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Crafters Workshop Mini Chicken Wire Reversed stencil
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste
X Cut Nesting Heart Dies
... and lots of patience and determination!!

I will also enter the challenge at Addicted to CAS Challenge  #57 with the code word MASK.

I'm going to end this post with some exciting news - one of my cards has been Showcased over at "Less is More" - if you're interested you can see the card here.  Thanks to Chrissie and the Design team.



  1. Congrats on being showCASed at Less is More - your card was lovely and simple.

    I like your heart one too - glad version 3 worked out. I've never tried that technique but it does make a lovely OLC.

  2. Very pretty card, the design is so clever. Congratulations on being showcased!


  3. Your post really made me laugh out load Elaine ... been there, done it and worn the t-shirt many times. Glad you persevered though as your card is superb. Loving those Uniko Blooms .. they look fab.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does things like this! Great card with fabulous colouring,


  5. Third times the charm! This is really, really beautiful. Great job with the masking and I love the subtle design behind the flowers too. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

  6. It was well worth all that effort Elaine, your card is fabulous. Love the flowers and the subtle stencilling is gorgeous.
    Lynne xxx

  7. Oh my goodness! The third time IS really the charm! This is just simply gorgeous! As Guest Designer I want to thank you for sharing at ATCAS!

  8. The 3rd time is a charm! This was well worth hanging in there - it's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

  9. Fab, love your embossed heart used as a frame !

  10. worth the effort if you ask me! looks beautiful x

  11. Fabulous asking Thanow for joining in at ATCAS

    1. Oh my goodness this should say fabulous masking and thanks for playing in at ATCAS~ [silly tablet]

  12. So glad you persisted Elaine, the end result is striking and elegant!
    Thanks for joining our love challenge
    Less is More

  13. If at first you don't succeed...! Well done for not giving up Elaine! It was worth the effort for this beautiful result!

  14. Simply terrific Elaine... what a great technique , this looks awesome!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. Glad you stuck with it, the result is fab! xx

  16. Life happens and sometimes it takes us more than three times to get a card right...LOL. Thankfully it only took you three times and the end result is fabulous!

    My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs

  17. This is such a beauty, love the amazing masking here :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!


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