Thursday, March 1, 2018

Heart Frame Card

Well March 1st came in like a lamb today. It was a beautiful day with lots of snow melting. And today my order from Cheapo Dies arrived too and I just had to play a bit so I chose to use this one for a CAS card design. I went with spring colors.  I had seen where so many saved the negative part of the card and then refilled it in with the die cut so I decided to try my luck at it. I must say even I am impressed with the end result. And, that die cut perfectly the first pass through. I am so happy with it.



Behind the die frame I added some plaid pattern paper from My Favorite Things and I tried to use colors on the frame and flowers to compliment that paper. I sponged the colors in so it does not have a perfect coloring as some of the colors overlapped to create a different color. But even so I love it. I added gems to each of the flowers too.

And, the card stock is from Gina K. Designs and the sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Spring Basket stamp set. I wasn't sure what I wanted to use this card for so I chose a sentiment that would work for many occasions. The main panel was die cut with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die before I added it to the card base.

I am entering this in the following:
Scrapy Land Challenge #84-Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #92-Use Pastel Colors

Well, we will enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts. According to the forecast we will start on Sunday late in the day with freezing rain followed by snow. It may last into Tuesday too. So I guess we are technically still in the Winter season but it sure was nice these few days experiencing a taste of Spring. I hope you are enjoying great weather too. Thanks for the visits as well.

God bless,
Verna


15 comments:

Barbara said...

Awe.... This is so sweet.

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty. I really like the plaid paper backing the heart.

Viv's Visuals said...

What a pretty card Verna! Winter arrived here - 2 feet of snow!!

Diane said...

I love, love this and love the use of the negatives, too and the flowers are so pretty...gotta love those Cheapo Dies..I do!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us with your beautiful card!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

This is gorgeous Verna! Great job on using the negatives ... what a delightful design! We got 5" of snow overnight here in Ohio and it's still coming down ... you know what they say ... 'In like a Lion' LOL Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
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Joyce Erb said...

This is so pretty

MaryH said...

A pretty CAS card, but it is packing a wallop with all this color. Love the plaid behind the heart shape, and I like this 'hot' orange/peachy shade you've combine with the green trim. The floral bouquet looks lovely and of course I love the xstitch mat edge! TFS & Have a great weekend. Stay cosy.

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love the use of the plaid and the matching colored hearts are so pretty. Great ideas!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So Springy with that fun plaid background,

Donna Ellis said...

Dropping by with heartfelt love, and thanking you for sharing your pretty artwork. Please forgive my copy and paste today. But I want you to know that I’m thinking of you with fondness. Hugs, de

Leslie Miller said...

Verna, all the pretty cards I'm seeing here today make me want to do nothing but go play in my room. It's intensely yucky outside, pouring rain with snow mixed in. They say we're supposed to get a break tomorrow, but it will have to do quite an about face to get there. I've been seeing and loving this design on a few blogs. So simple, yet so pretty, and it gives you a chance to mix in a little designer paper. I love that! The flowers up the side are a nice addition, and the sentiment makes it very versatile.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful CAS design Verna. I love the plaid in the heart and the sweet flowers.Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
Kathy
DRU DT

Karen D. said...

sweet card mf...the checks add to the happy/springlike feel of your card.
xx Karen

Donna Phelan said...

How pretty! Love that framed heart, especially with that pretty plaid beneath. Clever design! Pretty posies too!

Lisa said...

LOVE how this came out... the plaid was a great choice and I love the look of the sponged flowers... beautiful!

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