Sunday, October 4, 2009

Follow Your Heart Challenge

Todays card was made for the challenge over at Follow Your Heart blog

I was really happy with the way this card turned out - and it was the first time I got to use my Liquid Applique Pen for snow (just got it recently).

For this card I used a stamp called Rian by Elizabeth Bell from Susana's site (link on sidebar). It had some flowers around the tree stump she is sitting on, but I cut those off to make it have a more wintery feel. I also bought the pattern paper from the same site, it's from the Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses Line (I had a hard time picking one because all the papers in that line are just gorgeous!) All my cardstock came from Stampin Up as did the sentiment stamp. I used a Stampin Up roller stamp for the background on the lighter green paper with Brilliance Ink (hard to tell in the picture but it does have a slight sheen to it). Various flowers (most are mulberry, but the large burgandy one I got from someone else, so I'm not sure what it is)on the card as well. The inside of the card used the negative from my pattern paper, and the Peace On Earth sentiment is from CTMH. All the branches are from my Martha Stewart Branch Punch (which I love) and I used a SU circle punch for the holly berries.

Copic markers I used to color Rian:

Blues: B29, 26 and 23
Reds: R59, 46, 43
Grey: N2, 3
Brown: E49, 47, 44, 43
Skin Tones: R12, E31, 30
Hair Tones: E34, Y35, Y32
White: Inkssentials Pen in Opaque White
Spica - Olive for the flowers on her jacket

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Have a great Sunday!


  1. Oh this is just beautiful--love how you've used that fab stamp w/ this sketch for Xmas! Really fabulous! Thanks for joining in on the challenge w/ us!


  2. WOW! This is just lovely! What a beautiful card and all the extra touches you added really are fab!

  3. Hi Melissa
    This is such a beautiful card inside and out!!! Your layout really compliments the image :o)
    Hearts and Hugs

  4. Melissa, your card is just gorgeous! Love the snow you've added!

    You aksed about where I bought my Prima Poinsettias...I think I bought them last year at and some on ebay.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!