Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Less is More 36...One Layer...Hearts

My beautiful daughter, Hannah and handsome son-in-law, Nic were in town from last Wednesday through Monday night for his brother's wedding. Hannah's bedroom has become my craft room since she got married last year, but when they are home, it becomes their room.  I squeeked out one card last week for a challenge that I hadn't been a part of for a while.  We all cried when she/they left(thank goodness Thanksgiving is in one month and Christmas quickly after... we will see them again soon), but since their departure, have had fun being  back in my haven!!
The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a one layer card with a heart or hearts on it. I came up with a few:
 For this card I used a piece of red cardstock and adhered 8 punched hearts in a row across the bottom of the card.  I place another thin piece of paper behind the red of the exact width as the red(5 1/2") and positioned it squarely behind the red.  I then punched out the 8 hearts with the heart having 8 punched hearts in the red card, and the exact 8 punches in the thin paper behind the red card.  I used the thin paper as a template and took my versamark pad and dabbed it over the 8 punched holes...on the INSIDE of the red card.  I embossed with white powder and this is what I got:
I added sentiment on inside and out(Hero Arts) with ribbon, heart button and punched holly(Martha Stewart).  Here's another view:
For the next one, I used a Stampin Up set(Thanks from the Heart) and my Stamp-a-ma-jig stamping in Real Red and black, punched holes and added ribbon:
 I added a Verve sentiment (Thankful Hearts) and a little red rhinestone small you probably wouldn't even know it was a heart...but here's a closer look:
 For the next one, made before the first one, I got the idea to use A Muse paper, it has color on one side, white on the other.  I turned the Bubblegum paper with the pink on the inside, punched the hearts and now the PINK is the color that shows.  I scored lines added sentiment(Inkadinkado) and added A Muse ribbon with another heart button and floss.  Here it is closed:
 Here it is open:
The next one used a Stampin Up heart(I Heart Hearts) and a Verve sentiment(Hundred Hearts).  I stamped the heart in Regal Rose and spayed with Ink Potion No. 9 and stamped.  I stamped the  sentiment over it and clear embossed the sentiment.  I got the idea from Kim use nesties to I drew a frame with a nestie and a marker...THANKS for the great idea, Kim!!  This card is 4 1/4" square.
 For this last card, I used a Stampin Up heart punch punched through a scrap piece of typing paper and sponged  the heart with 3 colors of Ranger distress inks(Scattered Straw, Wild Honey,Brushed Corduroy) I then stamped over them with a stamp that I received from DRS Designs.  I made a card very similiar to this one last Jan/Feb before Valentine's Day on Splitcoaststampers site you can find it HERE. I realized after I put up this link, that I used VERY similiar colors to those that Birgit used on her original....must have remembered it...she DOES amazing work!!!   I stamped the stem in Early Espresso and dotted with white Enamel Accents.  Added another sentiment from the same Verve set as the second card.  Wanted something a little more "Fall" colored...I'm still not done with Fall:)!!:
Hearts are so versatile and so much fun...what a great challenge...Thanks, Mandi and Chrissie!!!
Thanks for looking, hope you have a great rest of your week!!


  1. Whew you rocked this challenge! I love all your heart ideas and I think the brown with branch looks just so elegant and sophisticated, is it the chocolate shades that do it I wonder;)

  2. I love them all... the last one is extra special!

  3. What a gorgeous array of cards! Absolutely ADORE the last one!!!

  4. And again...beautiful cards! Especially the last two...but I love them all.

  5. What a great selection of cards. xx Jan

  6. Good grief! These are all completely amazing. I haven't managed to make one decent heart card, and you've made five of them. They're all goregous, but I love the first three. Those punched hearts are brilliant, and the ribbon treatment on the first card is divine.

  7. These are all absolutely stunning Lisa, I'm sure all your cards inspire so many people to greater things.
    Just wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Well I can see you just couldn't wait to get back into your craft room Lisa! These are just wonderful - especially the first two. I love the clever border on the first and the simplicity of the bunch of heart flowers on the second.

  9. They are all so gorgeous Lisa!

  10. I love this collection many ideas to look at but my fave has to be the autumnal hearts and that gorgeous bracnh over-stamped on them :) So pleased you were able to create them.
    Jenny x

  11. Wow, Lisa, you really have a lot of hearts! They are all beautiful too. Especially the Fall colored ones with the white berries! I think that's my all time favorite heart card!

  12. AWw I wil wish the time awy to Thanksgiving for you
    Family time is so precious

    Wodnerfuol cards, Lisa made to eprfection
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  13. Lisa, all of your cards are amazing, but i think my favorites are the last two...the Winnie the Pooh quote and the fall image. Gorgeous!

  14. wow, this rocks. you have a great blog!

  15. Hi Lisa, I tried to copy one of your cards that I saw on Pinterest, but didn't have quite the supplies. Mine came out much different, but I want to thank you for the inspiration and let you know I mentioned you and your card on my blog. I love all your heart cards! With Valentine's Day coming up, I'm sure I'll be coming back for more inspiration. Thanks!


I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa