Pick a favorite cartridge - not so easy since I've found something special on just about every cartridge I own.
Create your design using pink, green, and brown - her favorite colors. I happen to love pink and brown and adding a touch of green is never a problem.
Include the full recipe and reason for your creation.
Here is my card. I used my "go-to" sketch (see August, 2010) and some of my favorite things: paper layering, heat embossing powder, foam dimensionals, and ribbon :).
White 5.5 x 8.5 cardstock, folded
Pink background mat 5.25 x 4
Brown patterned paper (BoBunny Love Bandit) 5 x 3.75
Pink cardstock rectangle 2 x 3
Brown mat 2.25 x 3.25
Green dot mat 2.5 x 3.5
Layered Heart - Sweethearts Cartridge page 34
*Brown glitter - shadow feature @ 2.5
*White cardstock - shadow feature @ 2.25
*Pink cardstock - shadow feature @ 2 then covered with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Holographic embossing powder
*Red cardstock - base image @ 2
Foam dimensionals between the brown glittered heart and background, and between white and pink hearts
Ribbon - Bazzill Basics
Stamps by Stampendous
Sentiment stamped with ColorBox pigment, brown, heat embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder
Small heart stamped with Martha Stewart glue pad then MS fine glitter
I chose the Sweethearts cartridge for two reasons: 1) I wanted to make a Valentine card for this design team challenge, but also one that could be made in multiples to send to Cards for Soldiers. I can not use glitter on the CFS cards, but I can use the heat embossing. 2) Sweethearts has a great deal of versatility. Along with the expected "wedding," "engagement," and "love" cuts, there are many that can be used for other projects - the frog prince, the monkey, the puppy and kitten are all adorable. There are some wonderful flourishes, flowers, a wreath and fleur d lis, as well. And, best of all, each cut has a companion card and envelope (easily sized on DS or the Gypsy).
Thanks for visiting. I hope you like my design. I stayed true to my design style - simple, clean, and lots of paper layering.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,