Friday, January 24, 2014

New Close to My Heart Idea Book Sneak Peeks!

Happy Friday!  I am so completely excited that I just completed three challenges in one sitting!  Do you even know how crazy that sounds?!  Let's get right down to it because this one has some going ON!  ;)


The first thing you might have noticed is that I used the awesome sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Yes, I did flip it on it's side...the card is kinda wild like that.  ;)

OK, the SECOND thing you might have noticed is that I used a technique that is totally NEW to me! (Since the codeword over at Addicted to CAS is NEW, I am linking up over there with this one, too!)



I have never used a stencil before...or spritzed my paper with anything except water.  It was SO much fun that I just might try it more often!  You won't believe what I used for the stencil...


This is the remnant left after I punched out all the chipboard hearts from the Close to My Heart Dimensional Elements Hearts that coordinate with the cuts from the Art Philosophy Collection!  I cannot believe we have to say good-bye to these at the end of the month!  And to think I JUST figured out to do THIS with it!  Sigh...


Really, it was super-easy to combine just a bit of Isopropyl Alcohol with my Ruby Re-Inker in one of my Spray Pens.  I sprayed it just three times so it would not cover it completely...and I love the result!


Alright, moving along...the My Acrylix Stamp set that I used for this card is actually a sneak peek of the Stamp of the Month for February!  Since that is NEW as well, I am also linking up over at Heart to Heart Challenges for their New Year, New Beginnings Challenge.


I adore this sentiment!  It coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, so matching up the stamp was easy-peasy.  I cut the little heart out of Ruby CS and added a touch of Liquid Glass to make it look like a little enamel sticker!  Super-cute!  A little once-over with my Wink of Stella glitter brush never hurt anyone either.  ;)

Behind the sentiment, you can see the retiring Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon which I love and will miss.  Better pick some up while you can.  Also, some sequins seem to have gotten away from me and somehow flung themselves onto the card!  I guess they wanted to bling it up a bit!  The large ones are new from Teresa Collins' You are My Happy Collection (totally adorbs!) and the littler brownish ones are also a sneak peek at some of the new embellies coming in the CTMH Spring and Summer Idea Book!  I sure cannot wait!


Thanks for stopping in today, and come back anytime!  :)

22 comments:

  1. Great card, Amie! Thanks for explaining how you used the negative space from the dimensional elements as your stencil--why didn't I think of that? Miss you at the Color Dare blog.....
    :) Marie

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    1. I will try to join in soon! Super busy week here with the new release coming! :) Thanks!

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    1. Sorry, Marie, published it twice, lol! ;)

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  3. Great idea to use as a stencil...will have to try that! Love how youir card turned out! Thanks for sharing and get job doing 3 challenges in 1!

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    1. It was just sitting there next to me screaming, "stencil!" I had no choice! ;) Thanks, Amy!

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  4. This is fabulous, who would of thought that we had stencils at our disposal all this time. Great card.

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    1. Isn't it the craziest thing? I felt the same way, Michelle! :)

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  5. This is fantastic. Love the hearts and the cute "Wild Thing".
    Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart.

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  6. Very cool background technique! I love the animal print on your tag. Great sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. :)

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    1. I was really surprised how much it did end up looking like an animal print! Thanks, Shana!

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  7. Beautiful card Amie. AND great tutorial. Love the affect of your up cycling.

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  8. Just fantastic! Love, love that background! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  9. Such a great card, I love everything about it. I love the stencils and the spritzer and how it created such a soft but dramatic affect! Thanks for playing along at H2H!

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  10. Love your spritzed hearts and what a great use of the sketch. I love the addition of the sequins. So glad you shared this fabulous card with us ATCAS this week
    jaydee

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  11. Love your card! I will have to lift this- I'm sure I have some chipboard hearts lying around somewhere!
    THanks for playing at H2H

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Can't wait to try it with the stars if I can find them, lol! ;)

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