Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tattered heart

Every once in awhile I come across a card design that I absolutely MUST scrap-lift and today's card is one of those special designs. I found the design in the latest issue of "Papercraft Essentials" magazine. The designer is Kim Dellow and this is just one of several cards that she designed showing how much can be done with a simple heart punch.
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
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes



  1. Such a pretty card that you 'scrap-lifted'. Hearts certainly sum up friendships.

  2. Great card hun, love the recycled cardbqard element. thanks for sharing at Creative Craft Challenge. Hugs and good Luck.

  3. Shelley its beautiful!!!
    You have done a great job! xx

  4. This is a great card Shelley, great style. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  5. what a pretty card - i love the distressing
    Thanks for joining in my recycled challenge this week at MAWTT
    Lisa x

  6. Really fab card love the distressing & those hearts look fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  7. You've done very well with the paper tearing Shelley, it can be very hard to do can't it?
    Thanks for playing at JAI.

  8. Fabulous shabby chic card very clever recycling. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  9. Thank you for participating in our challenge "Anything Goes".

    Hope to see you back at Party Time Tuesdays next week.


  10. Fabulous card hun!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!

  11. Very pretty and love the vintage feel. Hugs xxaxx

  12. Wow this is so pretty

    Thanks for joining us this week on Craft Your Passion

    Pam xx GDT

  13. So glad you liked the design Shelley and I love what you have done with it! I've got a shout out for you on my blog today. Have a great Sunday. Kim