Saturday, January 11, 2014

Edged Hearts


I'm so happy with my card today. It took a while for me to get it made because of cutting and stamping. But,  I think it was well worth it. With this sentiment, I think it'll just have to be for my hubby.


I'm using PTI's Heart Prints stamp set and matching dies. I just love them. I had seen this card on Pinterest and knew I just had to try it. It is a card made by Dana Seymour in 2009. She didn't give the size of her card but I made this one 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. If you want to make it, I have to tell you that it won't fit an A2 envelope because the hearts go over the back edge of the card. That is the way it looked like Dana did hers. As she appeared to have done, I cut off the front panel. I cut 1/2" off.

The ink is Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Tempting Turquoise.  The sentiment is by Printworks/It Had to be You. I just love that.

My card was entered into the Inspiration Challenge IC423 on Splitcoaststampers.
Also entering it in these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #133-Use Something New (my stamps just came in the mail this week and my sentiment stamp is new)

Addicted to CAS-code word is die cuts-My hearts are PTI die cuts matching the Heart Prints stamp set

46 comments:

Chana said...

This is just beautiful! A wonderful example of The Clean and Simple style. Great color combination and wonderul use of stamping/patterned paper on the hearts! Thanks for playing along at Shopping our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

jimlynn said...

I'd be extremely happy with it!!! WOW!!! It's so beautiful and I love the hearts going down the side like that. Beautiful colors and yes.....a perfect sentiment! LOVE IT!
Lynn

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy x

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card Benzi

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Benzi. What a beautiful design ... I love it done in these colors! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

Hussena said...

What an amazing card Benzi ..fabulous use of the dies and the design is simply wow ..I love it !!!

Debbie Fisher said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, so pretty with great colours xxx

baileyrosy.com said...

What a lovely card, the combination of different stamps and hearts and those gorgeous colors is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh Benzi, I truly love this wonderful card. One of your best my friend...Love it...Hugz, joann

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous card hun, love the colours and design! Jo x

Basslady said...

how lovely and romantic and sweet, dear benzi!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carol L said...

This might possibly be my favorite Valentine of all time! I love the hearts on the side, the colors, and especially that perfect sentiment! Awesomesauce!!

Donna Ellis said...

You SHOULD be happy with this card, Benz! Your card is happiness personified! LOVE the bright cheerful colors, and the contrast against the white. The dimensional assortment of hearts are so pretty! Fabulous card in every way! (I like the sentiment, too!) hugs, de

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card as always - love the choice of paper and a great way to get rid of scraps thanks for sharing!!!

Angel 007 said...

Eine Karte die von Herzen kommt!:) das ist wunderschön aus liebe Benzi. Mir gefallen die bunten Herzen sehr.

Ganz liebe Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag mit Deiner Familie wünscht Dir, Carmen :)))

Donna said...

Beautiful! Cherry Cobbler and Tempting Turquoise are fantastic together. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Rosemary said...

wow... what an amazing card, benzi!! so very worth all the time you spent!

Maria said...

So creative and so pretty! Just love side border with all those lovely hearts! Beautiful color and sentiment, too! Great job!

Cathy said...

Benzi, I thought I had left a comment!
This is totally beautiful! I love the layout of the hearts and I love these colors together!

Lynne in NI said...

Heee, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who's been shopping ;)
I LOVE your hearts, what a pretty border, gorgeous colour combo and great sentiment too. So envious ... I find lovey-dovey cards so hard to make!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Benzi - this is stunning! Love the mixture of patterns and colours on the hearts - simply wonderful!

Thank you for playing along with us at ATCAS - Sylvia x

nwilliams6 said...

I totally see why you are happy with it Benzi! It is so great! Super colors, great design and I love those hearts! Wonderfully done. Hugz!

Pam~ said...

Fantastic color combination! Another great Valentine's for your stash!

Diane said...

This is just beautiful, what fun colors and love the hearts placement.

Hugs Diane

Chana said...

Hi, Benzi,

Just wanted to let you know that your card will be featured on our Facebook page on Tuesday. Even though it was not an entry in our challenge, I think our followers can draw inspiration from this fabulous design!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
http://avenue613.blogspotcom
www.facebook.com/avenue613

Davi said...

FAbulous Card Brenda! I love those hearts and the way they form the cool border for the card :) Have a GREAT week!

Sue said...

Stunning card Benzi really gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Cathy said...

Hi Benz, I have been trying to post something all week end. I keep getting an error message from Google. I hope they fix what ever they did before I have to start trying to figure it out. I hate when they change stuff. I JUST WANT TO POST A CARD !!!!!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is stunning. So love all those hearts living on the edge.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Emily Keaton said...

This card is just delightful, Benzi! I love the colors you used for the hearts. It will be PERFECT for your hubby!

MaryH said...

Great Hubby card. Love that sentiment..spot on perfect. Loved the pretty hearts border too. I'm guessing that was quite a bit of fussy cutting, but yep, it surely was worth it, cuz it's a stunning card. I'll check out your inspiration, thnks for the link. TFS & Hugs.

Shirley said...

Okay for you, Brenda!! When I first look I thought you had the gift of trimming artfully and here you cheated with a die. LOLOL Your card is just so pretty fun and elegant, all rolled into one.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Wonderful CAS card Benzi. The hearts are very beautiful and well arranged.

Lee-Anne said...

This is beyond gorgeous...perfect CAS design, Brenda! LOVE!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is extraordinary, Brenda! I made a similar card last year with the hearts as an off-the-edge border and it's still one of my favorite cards ever. I love the way you have intertwined the colors and all those patterns add so much interest!! Hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Yeah I posted something finally !!!!!

Charlene said...

What an adorable card! Love all the stamping and colors!!! I still have my snowman card out on the entertainment center, and probably will for awhile yet, I love him!!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Finally Found some time to come visit some people. Love the hearts card. Tried making some "Simple" cards. They were part of my first post. Not so easy these simple cards. Decided to stay with coloring. Have a GREAT day. Jim

Colleen Dietrich said...

The extra effort was well worth it, Benzi. This is outstanding!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Ok Benzi-I think this is just phenomenal! So much so, I just might have to scraplift your idea. It's so awesome. I know just the stamps I have in my collection I'd want to try. This is fabulous girl!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card...I really like the design...very creative.
and by the way, on my snow scene...yes that's MY back yard patio
set all covered with snow...It's not at the moment...but more is supposed to be on the way...come on spring...

Bonnie said...

You did a wonderful job of placing these hearts! The sizes and colors are perfect! Aren't you glad you had a die to cut them with?

Ajascha said...

Einfach traumhaft schön ist die Karte gearbeitet.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! LOVE the heart border! Fab color combo too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the hearts clinging to the right margin of the card....cool design

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful! I like yours better than your Pinspiration! I need to get going on my Valentine cards and this is a great inspiration!