Happy Monday dear friends and followers! The challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges is "Candy Hearts". Aside from chocolate this is one of my favorite treats - the orange ones are my favorite :o).
Here's my Candy Hearts card:
I apologize for the rubbish photo. The camera seemed to want to focus on the embossing and the words of the hearts are a bit blurred. I do think you get the idea though - right?
I used a retired stamp from Stampin Up! for my card today. I fussed around with the colors for quite a bit trying to use pastel colors that are more similar to real candy hearts, but the sayings on the hearts didn't show up with the lighter colors, so I ended up going a bit more bright. On the stamp, the hearts are all in a row with a saying underneath, but I found that trying to color them with my markers created a streaky look. So I inked up the stamp and then used the small heart punch to get all the different colors. I was already a bit behind this week in getting my card done, and after all that fussin' around with the colors and stamping and then punching I decided to go with a more simple design and relied on one of my embossing folders to add some texture and detail. I think I'm getting better at this CAS style. But in my case, CAS doesn't necessarily mean a quick card - lol.
And here's the inside (I used some of the left over pieces that I had made to scatter inside):
Will you decide to take the challenge of "Candy Hearts" this week at 'ABC' Challenges? Hope you like this card and that I've inspired you. Please go visit the other members of the DT and see the beautiful cards they have prepared for your inspiration.
I am also entering my card in the Addicted to CAS challenge this week where the code word/theme is "Heart".
Til next time... hugs and happy crafting!