Monday, June 22, 2020

AH 374 - Criss Cross Card

Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #374!

I stayed true to the sketch except that the side of my triangles come to the top of my card since I decided to create a standard cross cross card for this challenge. 

I used papers and colours from the Stitched Together paper pack. The large floral pattern is 
one that I love. 

An old stamp set, A Budding Friendship, has recently been brought back by Close To My Heart for the Brushed campaign. I still have my original one as I really like the sentiments and flowers in that set. I used the small flower and I chose to stamp just the outline instead of stamping the inside (two step option) because I wanted to colour the inside of each flower. I heat embossed them after stamping with Sapphire pigment ink. The leaves were heat embossed after stamping with Fern pigment ink. The card came together quickly as a criss cross card is easy to make. I decorated both the outside and the inside with the stamped flowers and leaves. A glitter gem was placed in the centre of the flowers that show. A background stamp was used on the insert, just to highlight the paper a bit. A small piece of red ribbon was attached at the top to allow the insert to be easily slid out of the card. 

Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above. 
You have two weeks to link up your project. 
We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Stitched Together Paper Pack, Lemonade Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, French Vanilla Cardstock
Stamps: Handmade Essentials (, A Budding Friendship, Strokes of an Artist
Inks: Sapphire Pigment Ink, Fern Pigment Ink, Sapphire 
Accessories: Tri-Blend Markers, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Blue Enamel and Glitter Gems, Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon



KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty card, Alyson! The florals and papers are lovely! I haven't tried the criss-cross style yet and it's perfect for your sketch!

pssmitty papercrafts said...

Great card Alyson! Criss/cross cards are one of my favorites & perfect for this sketch. I love those flowers too!