FTHS #124 — Merci!

Hi all! Happy Monday! Hope you are enjoying some lovely fall weather. I’m back today with another From the Heart Stamps sketch card. {I apologize for being a bit quiet here on the blog, as we are renovating our kitchen. We are doing it on our own and painting the existing cabinets, so the kitchen has spilled into pretty much the entire main level of our house! It’s chaos! I’m just trying to keep my sanity!}

I will admit that I struggled a bit with this week’s sketch. It’s not complicated, but it was like pulling teeth with me and my creative mojo! Here’s the sketch.

And here’s my card:

First, I colored up my French Mustache Birdbrain and didn’t like my outcome. HMPH! So I reprinted him and started over. I opted to color him grey and I really like the result. I wanted to amp up his “french-ness” and make that beret and scarf really pop. Initially, I cut him out with a Stitched Circle die, but then I was having a hard time with how much space he was taking up. HMPH HMPH! So, I fussy cut him out. I cut my Eiffel Tower out and all of my layers. Then I placed him next to my tower and I didn’t like that either. HMPH HMPH HMPH! I almost threw in the towel. Then I cut out a black Stitched Circle and then remembered a tip to color the edges of your fussy cut images. I used a black Flair marker to go around the edge, taking away the contrasting white inner card stock that you could see. I glued down my Eiffel Tower and then popped up the black circle (of course, fighting with my dimensionals too!) My Birdbrain was then popped up as well on that black circle. Finally, I added in my tags, having printed my sentiment a second time on Basic Grey card stock because I didn’t like the white. {I told you, I definitely struggled!} To finish it off, I added a few rhinestones to the Eiffel Tower. Ultimately, after all of those struggles, I am quite happy with the result!

Make sure you stop by the From the Heart Stamps blog today to see what my fellow design team members have done with this sketch! Hope you can play along with us!

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3 thoughts on “FTHS #124 — Merci!

  1. Sometime it takes time to make a Card and this one has become great, Cammy ! Everything fits great. The Tower, the Colors and at least the matching Birdbrain. Love it !

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