Hello, Crafty Peoples!
Welcome to our second challenge of 2021.
I must admit that I am responsible for this month's Optional Twist: "Heart and Soles."
I think I was in one of my "forced" creativity modes when I chose this theme. I am convinced that there will be one or two outstanding designs submitted, and that will be all the justification I need.
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...More Than Jimmy Chew
This card is for my former Infusion Nurse!
She Loves Shoes and the color Orange
I knew I wanted to use both hearts and soles in my design. The greatest challenge I faced was figuring out the best way to make that happen. My stash of shoe dies is very limited. I have the jumbo-sized one that I used here and another miniature one. Ultimately, merging the heart and the shoe seemed the best solution.
I created my background using two of my favorite Distress Ink Colors, Candied Apple and Spiced Marmalade. I mixed in a small amount of Squeezed Lemonade and Fired Brick. I stenciled in the little hearts using Memento's London Fog Dye Ink. I used a sponge dipped in glycerin to blend out any hard edges between my colors.
I created the inside sentiment in MS Word™. One of my self-challenges for 2021 is to decorate the interior of my cards. I used Liquid Pearls™ and Glossy Accents™ to create an embellishment for the shoe.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to seeing your Hearts and Soles in the Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
Stuff I Used:
Teresa Collins - Stencil Essentials - "I Love You" (3Pk. 8"x10")
La Blanche Stamps - "Violin"