Thursday, November 20, 2014

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps November Challenge
It is time to post my project for the November, From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge.  In order to enter the progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really awesome images.

Here are my card and details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything important...

General Information:
  • When I was over at the blog looking for a possible layout, I happened to see a card in the store on the main page (where they scroll through a series of creations).  When I saw the background that was used in this particular card, I thought it was really cool.  Now I don't know if it is one of the FTHS Sketches or whether it is a paper that was designed that way, or one created by hand, but I took a stab at trying to recreate it on my one.  The original one was various shades of yellow, and was the backdrop to a birthday card using Birthday Candle Birdbrain.  Now, my recreation isn't exactly like the original but it is pretty close.  So, thanks a bunch to Calypso, one of the FTHS DT members, for providing me with the inspiration to create this card!
  • YaY, another card added to the Christmas card pot!
    Christmas Card Count to date: 26

Digital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Faithful Friends Angel Joy, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps. Click HERE or on the watermarks below to go to its location in the store. It was coloured in mostly with Copic Markers, however, I did colour the ornaments in digitally.  I also layered the image onto the blue background before printing it out.  Originally I was going to fussy cut it but then figured there was no way I'd be able to cut out the inside of the halo, and thought it best to layer it before printing.

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps
  • The little plastic shapes used are Crafts brand and were purchased at Dollarama.  While it is hard to tell from the picture they are nice and shiny with an iridescent quality.

Digital Sentiment Details: 
Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • I created the blue gradiated background specifically for the dimensions of this card.
Challenges I am hoping to enter:
Others I might get it into...
Thanks for popping by everyone!  I hope you enjoyed my card and post.  Time to start working on the other three progressive cards for this month.  See you again soon.
Until next time,



Maryann Laursen said...

Such a sweet and beautiful card here Lisa. So cute and it just say all that´s needed here.

Karon said...

This card is so cute - love the background! TFS

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, Your card is very pretty. I love the blue background. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Heather said...

How cute!! That background IS really fun and I like that you carried it into the inside, too. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2 and CSAYL. Sorry I'm so late in commenting.

Fabiola said...

très mignon Lisa, charmante scène, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lisa this is sweet and beautiful
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Donna Ellis said...

aw, how sweet, Lisa! I must say that your bold background looks fabulous in contrast with the lighter colors of your image! "A rainbow of blues" - really pretty! hugs, de

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a cute creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘PREPARING FOR THE HOLIDAYS/FALL’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Lisa - that's such a sweet digi and I love your background too.

Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x

Stephanie said...

So very sweet, thanks for playing along in our stamp of the month challenge at From The Heart Stamps.