Monday, February 2, 2009

Friday Sketchers and Papertake Weekly

Carol on Friday's Sketcher's has provided a fantastic sketch this week. The Papertake Weekly asked for Hearts and Flowers. Without planning, I managed to use both!
Once again, I tried to give my Valentine's Card the shabby chic look and am quite pleased with the result I achieved after about two hours matching and rematching patterned paper and heat embossed flourishes.


Love Collection Kit '08 by Papermania
From the Garden stamps by Fancy Pants
Heat it Up - Sea Foam White embossing powder
Black, White and Watermark ink by Ink it UP
Red cardstock
White Glitter from the Glitter Pot
Funky Buttons by Making Memories
Thread and Needle


Scallop Edged scissors
Heat Gun
  1. Cut a panel from red cardstock measuring slightly smaller than the cardblank and distress using white and then black ink. Cut another panel from pink patterned measuring 0.5cm smaller than the red panel. Sand the edges and distress using white ink

  2. Cut a red panel measuring measuring slightly smaller than half the card blank. I reduced each panel by 0.5 cm each.

  3. Stamp the flourish, first using watermark ink and then white pigment ink, giving the stamp a generous amount of ink each time. Stamp the flourish at the bottom edge.

  4. Cut a heart from chipboard, cover in glue and cover with white glitter. Trace the heart shape on red cardstock and cut using scalloped scissors so as to leave a small red border. Distress the letter using white and black ink once more.

  5. Assemble the panels and cover the edge where they meet with ribbon. Thread the buttons and stick everything as shown.


Lisa M. said...


bolha said...

Awesome card Josianne! Love that swirl on the bottom.
x Natasha x

Marlou said...

what a gorgeous card :)

Cathy said...

Great card - love the big heart.
Cathy xx

Debbie said...

Great card Josianne, I love the beautiful heart you have created and the colours are beautiful. Debbie x

Kirsten said...

It is beautiful.

aardvarkpest said...

Lovely card. Just love that swirl.


Angela said...


Kim said...

Oooo that is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Steph said...

Love this card! This is my first time on your blog and I love your "shabby chic" style. Thanks for dropping by my blog, I'll definately be keeping an eye on your's x

cats whiskers said...

This is just stunning live the colours
Hugs Jacqui x

Piritta said...

beutiful and dramatic card!

scramptastic said...

your cards are all so very cute! I will be checking your blog often

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

Oh I LOVE how you used a heart instead...clever!
Love your's so unique. :O)

Rica said...

Thanks for your lovely comment and I love your card. Stunning colours and that heart is gorgeous.
hugs Heather xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Valentines Card!

Michele said...

Lovely card. Love the big heart and fab papers also. Michele x

Beryl (bik59) said...

Great card, I love the corner stamp
Beryl x

Rach said...

wow a beautiful card. xx

Donna said...

Wow Joosianne, this card is beautiful and so elegant :) Donna x

Rosietoes said...

Wonderful card Josianne. I love that floral swirl.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog too. You were asking if I had bought the flowers I had on my card or if I had made them.
I made them with 3 sizes of circle punch, distressed the circles and the edges and popped them together with brads.
I'd seen circle flowers on other blogs and I thought they looked fab. I just distressed mine for a little something different. :)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a wonderful card...thanks for trying my sketch.

Karin said...


Thanks for visiting my blog!
Really love your card with the heart!

Have a really nice day!

Greetings karin

Heather said...

lovely card, thanks for the sweet comments on my blog

Nicky said...

I love your cards they are stunning, Does your dog have a brain or is he like mine loveable but brainless. lol

Sarita said...

Absolutely beautiful Josianne, that swirl is just gorgeous,
Love Sarita xx

ribenaruby said...

Lovely flourishes and the beautful heart.Fab!

steph said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

bolha said...

Josianne, I left something for you on my blog.
x Natasha x