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Friday, August 12, 2016

The Heart Desires Challenge #3 - Hello Tag Card

Thanks for joining me today!

Just wanted to play along with the new The Heart Desires Challenge #3, with this inspirational photo as a jump start:

What "spoke" to me was the gold accents and purple flowers, as you can see by my card here:

I used a mix of some new crafty purchases with some old for my card. At first I gold embossed the diamond pattern several times on a cream cardstock base (thank you, Misti!), then cut out my tag from it, keeping the base and centre sections, and inlaying the purple scalloped "frame" section. This provided the perfect backdrop for my watering can filled with purple blooms. The tag was finished off with a bit of green string.

The base of my card was created with Papertrey Ink's Noted: Scalloped A2 card base die, then layered with the purple and green cardstock. The green layer was first run through my Cuttlebug with Papertrey Ink's Linen & Canvas Impression plate to give it some subtle texture.

To add a bit more gold accenting, I diecut the lovely "Hello" sentiment in gold mirror cardstock, which matches the gold embossing perfectly.

The tag, the flowers/watering can and sentiment were all adhered with dimensionals

I've been struggling with my lack of mojo for a while, but challenges like this one definitely help. Now if only I could enter every wonderful challenge I always have good intentions of entering more often :-) I may need to quit my day job LOL

Thank you for your visit today - it's been a treat knowing you were here!

Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Retro; PTI Bitty Bouquets
Dies: PTI Noted: A2 Scalloped dies; PTI Tag Sale #10; PTI Bitty Bouquets die set; MFT Spring Garden Die-namics; MFT Hello There Die-namics
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder; Green String; Dimensionals


  1. Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! I love the diamond pattern--the Misti is perfect for that sort of thing, isn't it?! Thanks for playing at THD!

  2. How cute to put the Bitty Bouquet in the watering can - it's a perfect size! Lovely choice of colors and the gold accents really work well with the purple and green. Glad to see you have a bit of "mojo" again!

  3. So sweet! Thanks for joining us at the heart desires challenge

  4. love your pretty flowers and the shiny metallics! Thanks for joining us at THD!

  5. Such a pretty tag! I love the purple and green combo! Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!


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