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!
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.