Tuesday 18 August 2020

Sending love

Hello, crafting friends!

I think it's safe to say that 2020 won't be topping anybody's list of favourite years anytime soon. But we are still human beings and so of course people are continuing to live and love, and celebrate weddings and anniversaries. Today, I'm spreading a message of love round the world!

This card started with a homemade heart stencil - I folded a piece of paper in half, drew half a heart, cut through both layers and then opened it out to reveal the heart-shaped hole. This was taped over an offcut of white card stock. 

Out came three red inks, Poppy Parade, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler, and a (retired) stamp set, Painted Petals, all from Stampin' Up. I sponged Poppy y Parade ink into the stencil and then, without removing the mask, I stamped some flowers and leaves using the darker two inks. Once the stencil was removed, I  cut the heart out and added detail with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Next, I cut a card panel with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodles. The heart was glued onto a circle punched out of vellum and the edge trimmed with the same rectangle die so I could line it up with stitching on the panel. The panel was then glued to a card base and the card finished with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Just For You and some coloured gems.

What a lovely surprise to find this card was one of Retro Rubber's Top Picks!

The Rainbow Card Challenge's theme this month is Radiantly Ruby and that's what set me going with this card; I'm using a retired SU stamp set, Painted Petals, released in 2015, so I'm also linking up with the Anything Goes challenge at Retro Rubber; the layout is from this week's gorgeous sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.

You know that feeling when you're just n the wrong side of the door...

Sending love from Eva and me,


  1. WOW! Vicky, this is an awesome card, has such impact, I love it.
    Faith x

  2. An absolutely stunning card, Vicky! I love your take on our challenge! Thanks for joining us at TRCC and I look forward to you joining us again soon.
    Em, DT

  3. I just love this. So simple and so elegant! And the fact that you fussy cut the sentiment! I'm always on the wrong side of the door LOL. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  4. Beautiful colours of the heart and a really great design and CAS.

    Kath x

  5. So pretty, the red is just lovely against the white paper. Eva looks so sad outside.

    Hugs Diane

  6. Beautiful! I'm a lover of both clean designs and masking and sponging, so this definitely ticks all my boxes. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  7. What a wonderfully CAS anniversary card. Very pretty indeed.

    Hug x

  8. What a beautifully decorated heart, Vicky! This will be going into my CASE file! Your garden looks beautiful!

  9. GORGEOUS! What a fabulous way to use that sketch, and those are beautiful colors! So happy that you shared this with us at Retro Rubber too...always nice to see you in the gallery!

  10. A beautiful card Vicky... I LOVE how you stamped flowers onto that heart (home made) stencil. Your ideas turn into beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge. Hope you join us again next month.
    Elena DT

  11. Vicky- I love your CAS take on our challenge. You have a great design esthetic. Thanks for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge!

  12. Oh my, this is stunning, Vicky ! Love your gorgeous layout and this very eye-catching red heart. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at TRCC.

  13. Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! Hope to see you play with us again!

    Mary Ellen, DT


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