Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sending Hugs and Prayers

a2z Scrapbooking's challenge this month is "To Die For": use a Hero Arts die somewhere on your project. I admittedly do not have many Hero Arts dies, but I used two on this card.

I decided to CASE this card, that I found on Pinterest. I really liked the circular element, and the bird on the edge (though I substituted a butterfly). I stamped one of the images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' "Serene Silhouettes" onto a piece of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper, in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I clear heat embossed it, and die cut it with a Spellbinders "Standard Circles SM" die. I inked the panel with Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks to create a bit of an ombre look. I also cut a mat for the circle with a "Standard Circles LG" die from black cardstock. I adhered the focal image to the mat, and set that aside.

For my basic design, I used Sketch #219 from Operation Write Home. I cut a piece of brown gingham paper from My Mind's Eye's "Unforgettable" 6x6" pad, and another panel of butterfly paper from the Authentique "Latest & Greatest" 6x6" pad. For the background, I inked a piece of white cardstock with the same inks I'd used on the circle. After the ink had dried, I adhered my patterned papers to that, with a black strip in between.

I stamped one of the butterflies from Hero Arts' "Butterflies #3" set (discontinued) onto a piece of bristol, again using Versafine & clear heat embossing. I colored it with 2 Zig Clean Color pens, and die cut it with the coordinating die.

I used one of the greetings from the "Prayers" stamp set by Hero Arts & Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the large "prayers" word onto some white cardstock with Versafine, and clear heat embossed it. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the first part of the greeting on the black strip with Versamark, and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder.

To finish the card, I adhered my focal panel to the card front, and glued the butterfly in place. I glued the "prayers" down, and mounted the completed card front to a white A2 card base. I will be sending this for the Lasting Hearts card drive, for parents who have lost a child to miscarriage.

I'm also entering this card in Die Cut Divas: "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. Such a beautiful card-love the butterflies and the lovely sentiment-thanks for joining us at Die cut Diva's challenge this month!

  2. Oh what a pretty card!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z!

  3. How lovely. I love the blue circle panel. Well done.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. beautiful card! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

  5. Love your circle element and the design of your sentiment...very pretty! Thanks for playing with us over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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