This card is a 6" x 6" square using a sketch at Cute Card Thursday. I started with a black base and added two layers of decorative cardstock from Basic Grey. Love the great blend of colors on these. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the lightest layer to give it a lacy look and sponged the edge with red Distress Ink. The second floral layer had black ink lightly sponged around the edges.
I stamped the image on the lighter colored cardstock from Basic Grey and cut it out with a circle die. Then I used the red Distress Ink to sponge the edges. I layered it on a dark Maroon scalloped circle, sponged lightly with black ink. This is popdotted onto a heart. I used the floral Basic Grey cardstock, cut out the heart using a new Nellie Snellen die I just bought at the convention. I inked the edges with red distress ink and then embossed it with a musical themed embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I sponged red and black ink over the image. I adhered the heart to the card after adding a lovely border created from punching both sides with another Martha Stewart punch. Using the punch this way looks like a lovely strip of lace. I cut a small scalloped rectangle (Nellie Snellen again) out of the maroon cardstock, cut in half, sponged with black ink, and adhered to the upper right corner of the card. I added two small pink heart buttons to these. I added two each of two different hand made flowers in the upper left hand coner.
The sentiment is also House Mouse and was stamped in black on the floral Basic Grey cardstock. I rounded the corners and layered it onto maroon cardstock. I added one more flower. To add a little bling, I added black pearls to the center of the three larger flowers and added red Stickles glitter to the edges of all the flowers and the scalloped circle under the image.
This card was entered into the following challlenges:
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #89 - Favorite House Mouse Stamp
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - SOS (someone special - I have some really wonderful friends but I couldn't just pick just one of them or I might hurt someone's feelings so I picked my sister, Karla. Not only is she my sister but she is a very dear friend.)
Aifactory Challenges AIF#069 - Monochromatic
Crazy 4 Challenge C4C76 - Flowers
The Creative Cottage Challenge #33 - Fabulous Florals
Creative Craft World Challenge - Square Card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #153 - Sketch
DYSU Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Flourishes Bring Back The Beautiful - Beauty of Love
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Lexi's Creations Challenge #34 - Flowers
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #34 - Pink, Pink, and More Pink
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #142 - Glitter
Stamp and Create Challenge - Love
Stamp Something Challenge - Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #23 - Bling It On
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #69 - Black and ...
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Someone Special
Allsorts Challenge #92 - Homemade Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge #120 - Spring Flowers
Stamping Vacation: Pick Three Challenge - Something Black, Border Punch, Heart
Stamping Vacation: Get The Music In You Challenge - Love of My Life
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #71 - Friendship
Sweet Stamps Challenge #3 - Flowers
Paper Romance Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #9 - Spring-Flowers Everywhere