Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blue Hearts and Dots with Scalloped Border

A square panel with scallops on each side, for this week's Sketch Challenge #118 on Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog.  I like the monochromatic blue colors with a variety of hearts, dots, lines, squares, and scallops.

When I planned my card, I was thinking of a symmetrical placement, with a heart in each of three corners and the sentiment in the fourth.  But then I drew a border "L" (which I meant to be a full square border, until my first line at the bottom extended too far to the right), and the asymmetrical arrangement looked so much nicer.  Love those happy accidents of card making! 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink enchanted evening (dark blue) and blueberry sky (medium blue).  The dotted paper (one of my homemade PowerPoint papers) is computer-printed on Neenah. 
  • The hearts are punched with an EK Success 1" punch. The scallops are cut with Papertrey Ink small scallop border die. 
  • The sentiment "Miss you" is computer printed in blue ink, outlined in darker blue, with "Lucida Handwriting" font. 
  • The border "L" is drawn with cobalt Copic 0.5 multiliner. The baker's twine is The Twinery denim. 
  • The scalloped panel is popped with foam tape. 
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (146)

11 comments:

JoAnn Ross said...

That is so pretty and sweet! I love everything about it, including the twine! And outlining the sentiment really makes it pop!

Donna Hanley said...

Cindy I love the hearts in blue and your bakers twine is the perfect touch for this card. I really like the sketch turned like you did. I'm going to have to make another card and turn it.

Sarah said...

Great card-- love the blues! Looks so sharp. So fun you created your own polka dot paper!

Linda said...

Love the flip...and the drawn line ia a perfect accent! Great anytime card! TFS!!!

Jen said...

LOVE the blues! You really rocked the monochromatic look - love the added twine and all those fun polka dots!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Cindy - Great card -- I like how you placed the hearts and the blue hearts warm the heart. I like how you flipped the sketch too.

Sybrina K said...

Cindy,

This is such a pretty card! Your use of twine is the perfect touch!

Julie said...

Oh I love the monochromatic look here! And polka dots are always adorable. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

cindyann said...

I am crazy for the simple beauty of this card and will CASE it as soon as humanly possible! Really nice job.

Dolores said...

I just had to tell you how much I love your version of this sketch as it caught my eye right away with the blues.

Colorado Crafter said...

Just found your blog and have been looking at a lot of your cards. Wow... I wish I could do the computer sentiments like you do not to mention your printed paper designs. Your cards are wonderful!!