Friday, 24 July 2009


Well where are the weeks going?,we are now onto challenge 17 at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and this week we have a lovely sketch for you to follow by one of the DT Larissa,thank you Larissa a dream to work with!
For my card i've used the "Heart Of Hearts" image by Chris(Sketching Stamper) which can be purchased along with so many other digi images HERE.I printed the image off and coloured it completly with distress ink "Antique Linen"and then used a Cosmic Shimmer Mist "Rich Gold"sprayed lightly over the top,not showing too good in the photo but lovely and shimmery IRL,i've done the same to the sentiment after printing it off on the computer using "Chocolate Box" font.
For the centre panel of the card i've used some handmade paper which also as a slight shimmer and sparkle to it,again not showing up too good in photo,over the top i've used acetate which i printed the heart of hearts image onto,i firstly reduced the image size and then tiled it to give me an all over pattern,i've then added black dew drops to sort of seperate the hearts.
I wanted to finish off with metal corners,but do you think i could find them,so had to us peel-offs which i added tiny pearls to each of the corner ends.Peel-offs i can hear you saying...yes i know i haven't used any since i first started card making,but to be honest i don't think they look that bad!
Everything else ribbon,faceted hearts and gems from stash.
Well thats all folks,hope you will come and join us again for this weeks dare and thanks to all who joined in last week!
Take care
San x


Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesat subiectul postat de tine, m-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazu am sa mai revin cu siguranta.
O zi buna!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card San, love the colour combo, very striking!!

mueppi said...

Hi San
what a wonderful, elegant card you`ve made!
Hugs Gisela

Donna said...

Hi San, this is such a stunning card and the colours are so elegant and I love the eay you've used the image as the background too, absolutely beautiful card :) Donna x

Riet said...

Wowww Sandra,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Wow Sandra, this is so stunning. Love the black and gold, Beautiful!
Erin x

Kim Piggott said...

wow what a totally fabulous card!
kim x

BA said...

hi san
love your card, very romantick
xoxo BA

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous San. So elegant looking! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun this is simply stunning love those hearts on the BP and Chris heart is also beautiful
Very Very Elegant again dear
Hugs Jacqui x

coldwaters2 said...

Quite beautiful and very elegant love the colours and the papers fabulous design.

Lorraine x

Fern said...

Wow Sandra what a stunning card.
I love your simple yet elegant style, and the cream/black colour combo is so safisticated.

Fern xx

Larissa said...

Great card San! I love the background with the little hearts. Looks really great. It almost looks like fabric.

Hope you are having a good weekend,

Dawn said...

Wow I'm hyperventilating - this is just so sumptious - I love it !


Chris said...

WOW San, your card is so beautiful! 10 out of 10 for creativity with the image, you never cease to amaze me with your ideas, I wish I'd thought to do the tiling, it looks wonderful. The handmade paper behind the acetate makes it very rich looking and perfect with the bigger glimmer misted heart. Everything is so elegant and a stunning interpretation of the sketch. Hope you're having a good weekend. Chris xx

Sue said...

Hi Sandra
gorgeous creation hun, very classy card. mines all cheated im afraid!!Sue.x

Bev said...

You really do make the most amazing cards sweetie, this one is simply STUNNING!!!

Sandra said...

Peel-off's!!!???!!!! They look great!!! I keep using 'old' stash too, some holographic sticky back plastic made it onto my last card :o) I love using things that are a little bit different on my cards. Love your interpretation of Larissa's sketch. You are such a talented lady!
Sandra x