Atlantic Hearts DT Debut

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected to join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge design team. This is my first week showcasing my artwork as a design team member and I’m hoping that you’ll pop on over to join the challenge!

Here is the sketch this week:


And here is my interpretation:


As many of you know, I’m not a Valentine’s Day celebrator, so when I saw the hearts on the sketch I knew I would switch it up somehow. I liked the idea of stars and creating a birthday theme, so I went through my stash of stencils annnndddd realized I don’t have a star stencil. So I grabbed the Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge and created one using the overlay feature on a scrap piece of cardstock. I then used my craft mat and smooshed my Black Exclusive Ink™ Pad & Topiary Exclusive Ink™ Pad directly onto the craft mat. I grabbed some modeling paste and mixed the ink colors into the paste. The colors were more muted than what I had hoped; I think if I had used re-inkers instead of the ink pads I could have made a more vibrant, rich, crisp color but I was fine with how they turned out. Once I had the modeling paste and ink mixed well, I used a putty knife and spread it over the stencil on a piece of White Daisy Cardstock.


Once the modeling paste was dry {you can use a Craft Heater to speed this process up} I matted the the White Daisy Cardstock onto a layer of Black Cardstock. I cut multiple stars in Black Cardstock and Topiary Cardstock using the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge. I tied a piece of Baker’s Twine onto the card and then layered the paper stars. On the top star I used Versamark™ Ink and White Embossing Powder with the Big Top Stamp Set for the sentiment. After I had all the layers down I added a few black resin stars that are available in the Scaredy Cat Assortment.  I had planned on adding some white stitching around the black cardstock base, but I broke the needle on my sewing machine—BOO!! You can cry with me if you like!!

Now head on over to the AHSC Blog to link up your card using this week’s sketch!

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