Paper crafting is works of heart

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Sketch Layout Plus Ink Blended Background Card

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Oh my! It's very unusual nowadays to create a card that is not a design team or my own challenge blog inspiration commitments. Three-and-a-half days ago, my personal email inbox got notices from PCC and MTC about their new challenges. I started on the MTC first and actually used 1 full sheet of white cardstock that I divided into 4 sections.

I used the same 4 colors stamp ink pads and 2 makeup sponges for the applications that varied in pressure, amount of ink, and direction of the blending and overlaying. This post's featured card is the first one to be released. The other 3 will be revealed in a few weeks for upcoming commitments. 

This is "A Happy Heart" thinking of you card=

More design notes:

An old stencil set from Pebbles that has been in my stash for about 12 years had been resurrected this month and one of the stencils provided the brackets. I thought this would be my own little creative twist on the 'label' shape seen in PCC's sketch. 

I forget the vendor for the stenciled message but it was the perfect fit inside the brackets. The glittery decorative tapes are in lieu of the thin long strips shown on the sketch. And due to the placement of the brackets on the right side of the ink blended DIY section, I only put the 'strips' on the left side. A blush pink cardstock is placed behind the panel as the secondary background panel. Then those were mounted on a brighter pink cardstock along with a few blue gems for accents and to give more blue on the card. 

I'm very pleased with the cheerful card. 

Link-ups of this card will be found at these blogs and FB groups=

A. Make The Cards Challenge #53 

B. Paper Craft Crew challenges #467

C. Passionate Paper Creations and Friends group in FB

D. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB

E. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group in FB

F. Word Art Wednesday challenge Weeks


G. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group in FB

H. Christian Card Making ~ Women's Fellowship group in FB


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

also owner of 2 fairly new challenge blogs: 

Heart's Quest Challenge Blog


FarmQuest Challenge Blog


  1. What a fun background. The hearts are super cute as well. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team


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