20 February 2017

Today is all about... U !

Hi there!

Combining challenges to create a card are sometimes just as much fun as making the card itself!

Today's card is an example !

today is all about you

Up close:

today is all about you

* Edited... spot the mistake! Seems as if I got my alphabet mixed up... silly Q!

It is also an example of exactly what I love to do when I design - combining 'traditional'  stamping and digital elements which I design in the Silhouette studio.
So what is stamped, and what is from the studio?

The alphabet strip on the right hand side, the kraft heart & the sentiment were designed in the Silhouette studio, printed with a printer, and cut with my cameo.

The wood grain pattern on the heart was stamped with a background stamp from Kaisercraft and Versafine Onyx Black ink.

The gingham pattern behind the heart was stamped with another Kaisercraft background stamp and Adirondack Brights ink (Ranger) in Watermelon. 🍉
I partially inked up the stamp to create a distressed look.

The font I used to cut 'today' is called... wait for it... Watermelon-script  🍉 (not planned, I promise!)

The alphas font is Courier .

I created a digital sentiment based on my card for your personal use. Feel free to download and use!

today is all about you free card sentiment

The challenges :

The paper players  ~ Sentiment as focal point

Just us girls ~ Red, Black & Kraft

Less is more  ~ Alphabet



Thanks for visiting me today!

Have a great week 🌼



Marjan said...

Heel mooi Hannelie, de combinatie van alle elementen, het strakke design... prachtig! Dank je wel voor je tekstje!

Naomi Edwards said...

Wow , wow and wow!!!!! I love everything you did to bring this card together especially the wood grain heart and the distressed gingham!!! Beautifully done!!! I am a new follower and found you through the CAS Challenge, your card really stood out to me. Have a fantastic day and thanks for sharing.

Brent Scheffer said...

The streaked heart over the red gingham pattern is great! The special feelings with your receiver began long ago (gingham pattern) and have endured to today (heart and "today")! Superb!

Ellen said...

Great card!

Susan said...

Terrific way to combine challenges...amazing job! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Leslie Miller said...

That is VERY fun how you combined the challenges! I love the letters up the side with the "U" switched around and in red. Very clever! There's so much to love here -- the wood grain, the gingham, the sentiment (thank you for always kindly sharing). Enjoy your day!

Petra Swart said...

Op Instagram lyk hy pragtig, maar hier selfs nog mooier, vrou!!!! Met my ogies wat maar baie swak is, is die groot skerm vir my maar net soveel beter ...en natuurlik kan ek die storie agter die kaartjie hier lees!!!!! Joe, daar het soveel kreatiewe dinkwerk in hierdie kaartjie ingegaan!!!! ...en sowaar speel die waatlemoene ook toe saam!!!!! Ek het eers gedog dis net deurmekaar letters, met die U wat so uitstaan, maar toe sien ek jy het die volledige alfabet so netjies en perfek in volgorde daar ingepas!!!! Ek hou van hoe jy jou gingham patroon gestamp het deur net 'n gedeelte van die stamp te ink!!!!! Ek het gedog die hartjie is uit patroonpapier gesny, maar ek sien jy het hom ook gestamp - baie oulike stamp wat 'n pragtige hout effek gee op die kraft!!!! En natuurlik is ek mal oor die drie rooi enamel dots!!!! Eenvoudig wonderlik gedoen, jong!!!!!
Groete en 'n lekker Dinsdag!!!!

Anita in France said...

Apart from this being really clever, Hannelie ... you've combined each little element beautifully ... together, they're fantastic ... what a brilliant card! Hugs, Anita :)

Dorte said...

Wonderful creation, Hannelie, thanks for another fab sentiment,
hugs Dorte

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE this!! It totally ROCKS!! Every element in this just makes me happy!! I can feel a CASE coming on for me!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Just WOW! I love this card. The alphabet along the side of your card is genius! I wish you could teach me out to use the Silhouette! The gingham and woodgrain are perfect together! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Cheryl W. said...

Lots of fun elements on this card! The addition of the red plaid really sets off the woodgrain heart. Beautiful sentiment, too. Thanks for sharing it.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...your card is so cool, creative and trendy Hannelie. All your elements work so well together for your CAS design. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Doris said...

What a great card! You could add XOX in red over that Q if you wanted to fix it...not necessary, though.

Esther said...

Such a fab card, Hannelie! I love how you combined challenges... very creative and I love the impact of the bold heart and pop of red on the U matching the gingham. I wouldn't have spotted that naughty Q if you hadn't said!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Marjorie said...

Hello Hannelie, I haven't been around for a while, I've had quiet a hectic 18 months, just popped in for some inspiration as not quiet back to blogging yet.. your card is amazing as always, I see you are still sharing your lovely art work, love the sentiment Thank You xx Hope all is well with you and your lovely family...
Big Hugs,
Marjorie x

Ceal said...

Fabulous card, thanks for playing along in my wood challenge at ATCAS!

Claire said...

A perfect blend of stamping and Silhouette Hannelie - the partially stamped gingham is such a wonderful pop of colour!