Saturday, February 9, 2013

hearts, hearts and more hearts (SSS, CFC, CTD)


Howdy folks.  Stumbled upon this photo over at CardMaker which I love for two reasons.  Hearts are probably my second favorite graphic shape, after circles.  And I love bokeh.


Had to make a bokeh heart card.


Started with  the Tim Holtz Bird on a Branch die.  Minused the bird and half the branch.  Decided where I wanted the branch and then generation stamped the bokeh-y hearts to mimic the string of heart lights in my inspiration photo.

Didn't want to take away from the image with a sentiment so I used a new-to-me-but-age-old die to cut "thanks" from vellum.  Stitched it on with some pink thread and voila!

Cuz heart challenges are the rage at present, I'm playing at:
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
CASual Fridays - #89 Love Song (cuz Love is in the Air everywhere I look around ;)
Color Throwdown - #228

Hope you're having a good weekend - not buried under snow.  We continue to get snow showers here.  Just enough to make the ground white.  Love it.


Supplies for thanks:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette, CS American Crafts, vellum gray CS Ursus
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink : Distress Ink
Tools: branch die Sizzix, sentiment die Provo Craft, sewing machine
Other: thread


38 comments:

Deb said...

I love that you created your sentiment with vellum! And awesome job combining all of the challenges! Simply perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Katie said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card, I love everything about it!

Brandi said...

Oh my! This is absolutely beautiful!

Brandi said...

I forgot to let you know your blog and creations are awesome!

Wida said...

so cool and gorgeous!!! it's heart ombre!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wowie, Maria, this is such a wonderful card! The profusion of hearts is beautiful - I love how they look on that particular texture of paper! The vellum word, stitched on with pink thread ( ! ) is awesome! Nice work!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OH MY HECK, I LOOOOOOVE THIS SO MUCH! Excellent design, and wonderfully inspired by the photo and the colors! And the simple sentiment is genius! (AND I love that you know that the word is "voila!" and not "walla!" as SO many tend to do! LOL One of my BIGGEST pet peeves!) Thanks so much for joining us for The Color Throwdown!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

A beauty! And I had to look up what bokeh was -so I learnt something too!

Jo said...

Beautiful card - all the hearts are so pretty

jo x

Happy Dance said...

I love this! Those hearts are gorgeous. And stitched vellum...now that's clever!! Perfect colors too. You've got a winner here. : ) Bev

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I like that you did the sentiment in vellum, such a nice subtle touch, and the hearts look great.

Kim said...

I love your card!!! It grabbed my attention right away!! I love the outdoors, so that branch was a total winner. The way you stamped all of the pretty hearts on the textured paper is really cool too. Very nicely done!!

Broni said...

Absolutely fabulous design! I love it! I'm so glad you shared it with us and played along in the Color Throwdown!

maria mcclure said...

Maria, I LOVE this bokeh look as well as the way your subtle "thanks" echoes the shape of the branch. Beautifully done! I'm always impressed with the way you modify your die cuts and materials to suit YOUR needs and achieve the exact look you want.

Lisa Carroll said...

STUNNING clean and simple card! Love how you did the sentiment, and they way you achieved the bokeh effect with your falling hearts is genius! :) Thanks for joining us in the "Have a Heart" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xox

Quip1320 said...

This card is totally amazing. I love everything about it but I especially love how you did the sentiment in vellum. What a smart idea!

Geri said...

So pretty and unique, Maria! Love the inspiration and the finished product! The stitched-on velum is a lovely touch!

sanketi said...

Stunning..you got a winner here!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous design...I sooo love all those dangling hearts!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Lyndal said...

This is just GORGEOUS Maria - FAB take on the challenges and a darling card :)

Beakie said...

Piekna:)

Christine Blain said...

What a fabulous way to add a subtle sentiment. Thanks for the 'word of the day' - I've never heard of bokeh! Lovely card; thanks for entering it in our challenge at Just Add Ink.

fun stamping said...

Stunning card - love all those little hearts in different shades of red and that vellum sentiment - just gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Wow! Just amazing.

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow ... beautiful interpretation of your inspiration photo ... gorgeous cascade of tumbling hearts and the sentiment in vellum is just perfect! Anita in France :)

Lisa A. said...

How very pretty...and such a wonderful take on the inspiration!! Simply lovely!! So happy you were a part of the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)!!

Michele Gross said...

I just adore this!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

maria mcclure said...

You go, girl!! Another winner. Can't say I'm surprised about this one. Comgratulations!

Happy Dance said...

Congrats Maria!!! Well done and well deserved. Awesome card. Happy for you! Bev

Lin said...

Maria, I came across your card as a winner at CAS-ual Fridays - Congrats! I just adore this! LOVE your card......to me it looks like a an apple blossom branch in the spring when they rain down blossoms.....or in this case, hearts. I've pinned this for future CASEing. Love, love, LOOOOVE it!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Maria! So excited to see your card picked as the winner it is ... what a perfect interpretation of your inspiration photo! Love it to pieces! And thanks so much for your very kind comments : )

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your CASual Fridays VIP win! I knew it was a winner...

inkthisstampthat said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! Congrats on being picked as a winner!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

♥ this is a big way, Maria. Brilliant!

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card!! Great take on the inspiration photo you found.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hmm, I could have sworn I commented on your stunning card originally. I came to congratulate on your wonderful win from CFC, Maria! Cheers, girl!!

Clémence said...

It is so nice!!!

Tschenny said...

LOVE IT! ♥

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