Monday, May 30, 2011

H2H Challenge: Sketch #9/Week 58

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge! We've got a sketch for you to try, and we'd love to see your interpretation. Visit H2H to link up your project.

Since today is Memorial Day in the U.S., I chose to create a patriotic 5"x7" gate-fold card, with the "thank you" sentiment to remind us of what this holiday is all about. I used the fun and festive Fanfare paper pack in Cranberry, Sky, Pacifica, and Sunny Yellow with the Shining Stars and Sensational Seals stamp sets. To create the "thank you" medallion, I inked up the sentiment in Sky, used my Cranberry marker to color the words only, and then stamped it on scrap White Daisy card stock. I punched it out with the 1-1/4" circle punch and then punched a scrap of the patterned paper from the top left of my card with the 2" scallop circle punch. I flipped it over, distressed it with Pacifica ink and then adhered the pieces together. Using both sides of Close To My Heart's B&T Duos is a great way to stretch your crafting dollars- it looks like two different patterns but they're from the same sheet of paper!

The thank you sentiment (from the Sensational Seals stamp set) and the Cranberry and Sky band slide off of the card to reveal the center (gate-fold) opening and the inside. To color the large star image, I first inked it up in Sky ink. Then, I rolled the edges on scrap paper to remove the ink on the tips because I was afraid that the Sky and Cranberry might make purple instead of red. Next, I inked the edges of the star in Cranberry ink, then sponged a bit of Pacifica into the center. I huffed on the stamp and then pressed it to the paper. I love how the star turned out!

Be sure to visit H2H to see what our talented design team made with this sketch. I know you'll be impressed! We also have several guests and new prize sponsors joining us, so check them out. You can easily play along too and possibly win a prize or be featured in our Top 10 this month. Happy crafting!

Techniques: Random stamping; rock 'n roll stamping; pick & omit with markers; sponge distressing

All supplies from Close To My Heart: Shining Star and Sensational Seals stamp sets; Cranberry, Sky, Pacifica, and Sunny Yellow ink; Cranberry marker; Fanfare paper pack; Sky cardstock; Red Sparkles; 1-1/4" circle punch; 2" scallop circle punch


  1. Perfect card for the day! Love the star on the inside - beautiful, Haley!

  2. Very nice - love the gatefold!

  3. Beautiful...and perfect for today's remembrance!

  4. Great card - love the medallion - but the star on the inside is fabulous!

  5. You so rocked this card! Love the star inside.

  6. Haley, I love that you did this as a gatefold card - great idea!

  7. Great card!! Love the fold & that great band :)

  8. Love the patriotic theme, it's so pretty!


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