Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge, Sentimentally Yours

So this week at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge, we have to use a Close To My Heart sentiment stamp to create our project.  Be sure to check out the challenge blog here for all the beautiful artwork. 
Shortly after we started school, I met a woman who's husband works for the Royal Australian Air Force.  He is on the same project that my husband is on, but they don't work together.  Each of our middle children are in the same kindergarten class and she knows what it is like to live overseas.  She lived in Seattle for three years while her hubby was on this project. 
Anyway, this kind lady has taken me under her wing and showed me the ropes of living in Australia.  I'd be lost without her.  I decided to make her a card and here it is.
I used the Stay Left pattern out of Wishes and made my own background paper.  I took a piece of bamboo textured cardstock and sprayed it lightly with water.  Once damp, I crumbled it all up and then flattened it back out.  I let it dry and then stamped the KINDNESS stamp from the set State of Mind in Cocoa ink across it.  I then cut it to size.  I used Vineyard Berry and Cocoa cardstock for the rest and hand-stitched the edges of the Vineyard Berry.  I used a scrap of Vineyard Berry ribbon and stamped the Thanks in Vineyard Berry.  The Thanks is from the stamp set For Every Occasion.  It was also stamped on a bit of bamboo textured cardstock. 
I think that my friend will like the card and I'm happy with how it turned out. 
Thanks for looking!


  1. Wow, this turned out great, love your background paper and of course the hand stiching
    is just icing on the cake! Thanks so much for playing with us at H2H challenges!

  2. Kate...love your card and your new friend will love it as well! I wish you the best in Australia! As I said before, you are SO lucky to be there! LOL...BTW, thank you for your nice comments about my blog! I hope I can inspire you in some small way with my artwork! And I also enjoy yours!!!

  3. Super cute! Love that great stitching, it adds such charm to your already darling card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  4. Great card, I love the stitching, it perfect for the card. Thanks for playing along with H2H.

  5. Wow how cool is this! Way to think out of the box on this card! Thanks for playing along with H2H!!