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Friday, January 14, 2011

First H2H Challenge of 2011

H2H is starting the party with a color challenge.  As I have mentioned before, I really struggle with color challenges, but I love the combo that the H2H design team gave us to work with. 
Go here to find out more about the H2H Challenge Blog and to see the DT's awesome creations.

For the card I made, I wanted to experiment with a few ideas and techniques I have had bouncing around in my head to make it look a bit more vintage. 

The pear colored cardstock is where I tried a few of the techniques I had been planning.  First, I used the corner rounder with guide removed to create the scallop border.  I then used White Daisy pigment ink and swiped it directly onto the paper to tone the green down some.  I squeezed a small amount of Glitz Stardust glitter glue onto a scrap of paper and used a stiff bristle artist brush to brush it onto the pear cardstock.  I wanted a really light and random coverage.  After the glitter glue dried, I lightly sanded it to thin out the glitter even more.  I used copic markers to dye the seam binding to match the sky color and added a paper doily I purchased from Wal-mart in the wedding section of crafts.  I inked all the edges in Desert Sand ink.


Paper: Colonial White, Pear and Sorbet Cardstock, Sky patterned paper from Magnifique, White Paper Doily.

Inks: Desert Sand, Sorbet and White Daisy Pigment Ink.

Stamps: Heart to Heart (B1358) I used the polka dot border stamp.

Embellishments: Rayon seam binding dyed with Copics, Colonial White button, Dimensional Elements Hearts, Lace from stash, Flowers from stash and dyed with Copics.

Tools: McGill punches: 2 1/4" scallop and 1 11/16" circle, corner rounder.

Misc: Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue, Prisma Glitter, Copic Markers (R02, YR02, B12).

Hope you enjoy!



  1. Shari, that is one stunning card! Really love all the creative details/techniques you put into it. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

  2. Very pretty and very sweet just like you!

  3. I agree with Karen. Very Stunning! Can't wait to try some of your vintage tricks.

  4. This has to be one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. I'm so following your blog!

  5. Very pretty, and I love all the different techniques you used! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H.

  6. very nice... i do like the vintage look.

  7. I really love this card, so sweet and gentle

  8. WOW! Love your bow. Also your rose. Really makes the card.

  9. Very pretty! I love the layers and the layout!

  10. Stunning card! I love all the layers & the doily - my kind of card :) Thanks for joining us at H2H!!

  11. Hi Shari!
    Thanks for joining us at H2H! I love your detailed card. Great layers of details...

  12. Your card is beautiful. I think the small flower and the doily are my favorite parts! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*


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