"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, February 5, 2016

you have my heart...

Hello friends!!  Happy Friday!!  Popping in with a card that I made with some yummy new Simon Says Stamp goodies.  On Monday I got some SSS happy mail and the second package came on Thursday!  One of the items I got on Thursday was the beautiful Heart of Roses die.  I decided to pair that die up with the current ColourQ and CAS(E) this Sketch challenges.  Originally I was going to go simple with the heart, but somehow ended up spending oodles of time creating what you see on my card, lol!  What I did was die cut the heart from white and pop out all the pieces.  I then die cut a dark red heart and popped out all the pieces except the roses.  Hearts were die cut from aqua, the lighter red and kraft and the pieces from each were inlaid into the red heart.  I used bits of washi tape on the back to hold everything in.  Once that was done I overlaid the white heart and I love how it turned out.  I will say one thing I learned about this die.  I had to use a metal shim when cutting it and I had to place it sideways (if that makes sense) in order to get it to cut fully. But the extra effort is definitely worth it!! The banners were die cut using one of my MFT fishtail flag stax die sets.  The sentiment is from the SSS stamp set Roses for You.  I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Have a Heart and the SSS flickr group challenge lots of love.  Realize that this will work for the current AAA Cards challenge and the current Time Out challenge inspired by words:  'Love is the flower you've got to let grow' .


 
 
Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, PTI kraft; SU! Pool Party, Ruby Red and Cherry Cobbler; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Dies:  Simon Says Stamp, My Favorite Things and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

23 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love the color combo and use of this SSS Die! Adore this, Rosemary! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Have a Heart” Challenge!

Greta said...

I was going to order that die today, but it was out of stock. Now I'm really sad I didn't get it as your card is breathtaking, Rosemary! Worth every minute to end up with this!

Lisa said...

Oh I think the extra effort with the die was most definitely worth it!! This is just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Barb said...

Love this card, Rosie! Gorgeous colors, and as always, your design is fabulous! So glad you played in another SSS Flickr challenge!

Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And such a clever use of that die too - definitely worth all the effort. Thanks for joining in at AAA Cards.

sandie said...

Gosh this must have taken ages but it was well worth it. The heart made out of flowers is suoerb for our challenge and looks great in these colours. Love to see you at TO

walchowDesign said...

This is so sweet! Love how you mixed all the colours on the heart, Rosemary!

Kathy said...

This is lovely! It was a bunch of work, but you made such a
pretty card, with great colors! I'd want to keep this, not send it. ;)

Jenny Colacicco said...

This die is so awesome- I just got the bird one and it's begging for some in laying!! Why a fabulous card - and I love the colour combo. TFS at aaa cards.

Joyce said...

Absolutely love how you used that heart die. A lot of work but totally worth it. I also recently got that die, and have been having a lot of fun with it, and I agree that it can be a bit of a bear to get it cut all the way through. Expect to see me CASE your brilliant idea for all the inlaid colors. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

Petra Swart said...

Your heart with the inlaid roses and leaves and the kraft pieces looks wonderful, Rosemary!!! It was definitely worth all the time it must have taken to do!!!! What a beautiful card!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!

Martha said...

This is simply beautiful, Rosemary. The inlaid colors are sure pretty. Being that I have used this die, I know how much work that must have been. You certainly created a beautiful work-of-art.

Have a lovely week.

Nance said...

Wow, Rosemary! Gorgeous card. That rose heart die is simply amazing how you coordinated the colors!

Lisa Lara said...

Now that is just amazing how you used the die cuts Rosi.

Melissa L. said...

Oh, wow! This is gorgeous, Rosemary. Super combination of challenges too! Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards.

Nonni said...

This is so pretty that I'm happy you saw all the trouble of creating this card! Great layout and colors too. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge.

Karren said...

Gorgeous! Love how you've used these colors in that fab heart.

donna mikasa said...

Ooh, that heart is so pretty, Rosie! Wonderful take on the sketch, too!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Rosie! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Anita in France said...

All that puzzle piecing was so worth it, Rosemary, this is such a beautiful floral heart ... intricate, delicate and just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Spotted this beauty in the Time Out gallery, Rosemary ... so I came back to say how delighted I am to have you playing along with us! Hugs, Anita :)

Michelle said...

Wow! I love your heart, it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Shona Chambers said...

I love seeing people doing fiddly things with their die-cuts and your heart looks amazing with all the different colours. Your design and layout is brilliant too, a very clean and modern card. So glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!!