Sunday, February 9, 2014

S.W.A.T. Drill #25

Drill # 25 at S.W.A.T. is to use one color other than black and white on your project.  My color is Pink! (for Valentine's Day)

I used several papers from an old Martha Stewart mat pad for the stitched insert (the card front is popped up a little over the patchwork background, underneath).  Pink thread was used for the stitching, and pink grosgrain ribbon was used for the arrow, along with UmWowStudios arrow and chevron chippies that were heat embossed.  The card base is from Making Memories Love Struck card pad.  I didn't have any heart nesties, so I used a small square and circle.  It took 3 steps to cut out the heart, but worked OK.  I added some pink satin swirl trim to the bottom of the card and a separate card insert so that the underside of the patchwork heart is covered.  The sentiment is stamped on this insert.  This was a fun and simple card. 

My first attempt was a circle version, below, with materials from the same paper pad. For this one I mixed reds and pinks. The back of the circle patchwork is also covered on the inside card front. 

February UmWow sketch

This valentine is for UmWow's February sketch challenge.  I've been trying to do more layering on my cards, since I love the look but have a hard time actually doing it.

I added two flourishes and two white heart rub-ons to the background paper.  I also used UmWow's polaroid frame, arrow, and butterfly chippies.  They were painted with gesso then the butterfly wings were sprinkled with distressed glitter.  I also added some seed beads and gems to the butterfly for more dimension. A few heart gems, and a flower on the arrow finished off the card. (There's also a "Be My Valentine" rub-on across the stems of the large flourish, but it doesn't really show up.  I may have to put something else over it).  Thanks for taking a look, and be sure to check out UmWow Studios and their blog for lots of beautiful goods and ideas!  I think I like it better without the heart gems on the top edge and bottom side, so I removed them (see top picture).