Friday, April 3, 2015

Woven Heart ~ March reveal of the Card Chain Challenge

We are running a bit late this month, but all seems on track now :)
Oh my goodness! I am stunned that it is April already and that means March is over (which isn't a bad thing, just crazy how time is flying!)!! Anyway, the inspiration for this card was to use up some scraps ('cause I hoard scraps, along with most everything else). I had scraps of the lovely white and silver paper.  Yup, sometimes, as you know, all it takes are some scrap to inspire a project, which typically causes me to make more scraps, but I digress.  I made this card for the March Card Chain Challenge and sent it to Dee Shah, all the way in Kenya!  

What I Used to Make this Card:
Scraps of silver floral paper
Cut strips of shimmer gold paper
Cream (vanilla) Card Base
Heart Die from Die-Namites, Rose Heart, #DN-1140
Silver Ink
Sentiment from Quietfire Designs, Ten Tiny Tag Sentiments, #6382  
Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz Labels, #660060

And I got THIS beautiful card from the woman responsible for me finding out about this fun challenge, Becca Cruger.  Becca is super talented, as you can see from the card I got, she said "This was my first time playing with gelatos", and all I could think of was how springy the card was and what I mess I typically make when trying out something new.  So pretty!! And you all know how i love good mail :) You really need to check her blog out ~
Getting back to me (this is my blog after all!), I took my scraps, made more scraps, and came up with this woven paper to use as a background for my die cut heart.
Close up of the woven part
A bit about the Card Chain Challenge - each month you have several options to use as a theme. In addition to a sketch and a color palette you can use for inspiration, Deborah Nolan (the woman who handles the Card Chain Challenge) also gives some word prompts you can use, and I chose Friendship, again (honestly, the challenge is mostly an open theme - depending on how much you want to challenge yourself).  I have so much fun just freely creating!

So after I wove my paper and die cut my heart out of the heavy silver paper,
Sentiment Close-Up
using my Rose Heart die, I put the heart over the woven paper and used it as the background.  The gold paper I used is a soft gold, so using a white card base was too stark, so I used a vanilla card base.  Once I had the card done, I used the sentiment from Quietfire, stamped on a piece of vanilla card, with silver ink, and die cut it using the Tim Holtz Labels set.

That was it! I don't think the photo's do the card justice - it's so hard to show how truly lovely all the metallic cardstock is.  I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and please, consider joining us at the CCC - you know you need some good mail!!  ~ Fondly, Christi
Another View

I would like to enter my Woven Heart card in the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippits Playground - Week 171
Sweet Stampin' - Paper Piecing 
Polkadoodles - #14, Use a Die
Sister Act Card Challenge - 100th Challenge! Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - #128 Anything Goes w/ a Sentiment
That's Crafty - Gold & Silver Challenge


  1. Such lovely collection of cards you have done. Looks wonderful. Love your plaited heart. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this week.
    Love n hugs

    1. Thank you Marie! I appreciate your kind words :)

  2. Really lovely woven heart Christi - and a great way to use up snippets as well :)


    Di xx

  3. Such a pretty card and I love the shine.

    1. Thanks Brenda - me, too, but it is SO hard to photograph!!

  4. Thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

    1. Thanks Debbie - it's my first time playing with you guys :)

  5. Love your woven heart! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this time around and hope to see you again.

    1. Thank you Sandy - I love playing at Aud Sentiments :)

  6. Such a lovely woven card. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  7. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Challenge. Agnieszka DT

    1. Thank you! My first time playing at Polkadoodles :)


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