I made this card for my BFF Jacqui and it was really important to me that it be done in "her" style so I had to stretch myself somewhat. I started with some Basic Grey patterned paper which I stamped over randomly with a couple of small fern-type stamps (also Basic Grey). Next I sponged blue and red ink across the page. The last step - and the hardest for me - was tearing the paper into strips and inking the edges. I can be a bit of a perfectionist and anything free-form (like paper tearing) is almost painful for me. I'm pleased that this only took 4 tries before I was satisfied with the result!
The hearts were cut using scalloped heart Spellbinders. I love the way the cardboard heart turned out - I used a piece of an old box, roughly tore off the cover layer of paper and then sanded and inked to bring out the ridges. The smaller heart really pops up although it isn't apparent in this picture. To make it, I actually cut 3 hearts in all. Two are folded in half and then adhered to the front heart for a springy pop-up.
All in all, a striking card with just a touch of Tim Holtz (I used his distress inks, of course).
Craft Your Passion - show us your layers
Creative Craft Challenges - something recycled (the cardboard)
Fashionista Friday - recycle
Just Add Ink - friendship
Moving Along with the Times - recycle
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes