Monday, February 3, 2014

clean and simple. . . .

is not as easy as it sounds.  I wanted to use some die cuts that Betty included in the card she sent to me for the January card chain challenge. 



I have never seen these stemmed hearts before and had to play around a bit before I came up with this card.  The double bow die cut was given to me by another friend.  I cut the stems off of three of the hearts and placed them beside the sentiment to balance the design.  I like the way this card turned out.  I even added two of the stems to the inside of the card:



Thank you, Betty, for these sweet heart flowers!!

I will be sending this off to Addicted to CAS where the theme is LOVE.



Have a great day!

16 comments:

Laura Turcotte said...

What a beautiful card!

Lin said...

I've never seen them before either - they are so delicate, and I love what you did with them, Joy! (I do recognize those bows, though :))

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, Joy! I love the bouquet you created with the dies!

Betty said...

what a great way to use the heart stems - i've been having fun with them too. glad you enjoyed them. i bought the die from ellen hutson - they're from impression obsession - called heart stems.

Virginia L. said...

How SWEET is this card, Joy! I love the intricate details for this design (with minimum fussy-cutting--wink)!

Deepti said...

Those die cuts look awesome :) beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at ATCAS!!

Greta said...

Absolutely wonderful CAS card, Joy! Love your creative use of those neat die cuts!

Cat Craig said...

Your card is a lovely bit of happiness. Those heart stems are wonderfully placed behind the bows and I love that you placed a few inside too. I too often neglect the cards interior.

Rosemary said...

what a sweet card, joy!!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Joy. Love the way you made a bunch with the hearts

Karen said...

love it! the curly bow die cut is just wonderful on your flowers...

Linda said...

love this card Joy! The heart stems and curly bows look like they came together they're so perfectly matched. Great dies!

Brenda said...

Oh those are such sweet stemmed hearts Joy! I love your CAS card.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, what a pretty card, Joy! Your hearts are so pretty and I love your curly bows! It really stands out in the gallery, too!

Buttons said...

CAS cards can be a pain to do and you've executed this one beautifully. Love the way you've arranged these die cuts to create real balance. Jenny x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely use of dies! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!