Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Card Concept: Challenge #27 {LOVE}

What I like most about The Card Concept challenge is it helps you focus on a particular design style.  Once again I selected, Clean and Layered...although I think this might be getting closer to a Clean and Simple card. All of the stamps are from Studio Calico. I've never really used Alpha stamps on cards until I purchased the Kit Alpha stamp set (I used the Kit Alpha in this post too). This has to be my absolute favorite Alpha stamp and totally worth the $!

Here is The Card Concept: Challenge #27 {LOVE} Inspiration Photo:

And here is my take on the challenge: I attempted to create an ombre heart using three dye inks, I first tried some pigment inks but I couldn't get the crisp image I was looking for. I have to be took me four attempts to get that heart to look good :-) Then I die cut some mini hearts and carefully glued them into place. Not an easy task to get those hearts in "just the right" spot.

And here are all the supplies that I used to create the card design:
The Supplies
the tools: Mama Elephant Femme Frames & Embellished Tags Creative Cuts
the paper: Studio Calico, PTI Stampers Select White, Paper Source Paper Bag
the stamps: Studio Calico Kit Alpha and Stamp from Clarabelle
the color: PTI Raspberry Fizz & Pure Poppy and Memento Angel Pink
Thanks for Popping by and Happy Card Making!


  1. Oh this card is well worth your efforts!! LOVE the ombre heart border!!
    SO Glad you played along with us at The Card Concept!

  2. LOVE the ombre heart! Great job!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

  3. Awesome job creating that gorgeous ombre heart! I love the wee heart 'trailers' and the heart border. Great choice of colors - bang on perfect from the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for choosing to share your card with us at Card Concept Challenge :)