Thursday, August 17, 2017

You Hold the "Kiwi" to my Heart!

Today's one layer card was inspired by the sketch at Stick It Down and will also be entered @ Cards and More for "One Layer Cards", @ Watercooler Wednesday for "Masculine -Anything Goes" and @ Simon Says Stamp for "Add a Sentiment".

You may recognize this Fun Stamper's Journey stamp set from the "Lime Your's" card I showcased in this post here, back in sure is a fun one and I love how there are so many cute sayings to go along with the stamp images! The scribble stamp set is recently retired from Close To My Heart.

This card is A2 sized and made exclusively from ultrasmooth white cardstock. The green ink is a chalk ink pad from TAC and I heat embossed the sentiment in silver powder.

After stamping the kiwi 3 times in black Memento ink I colored them using just 2 shades of Citrus Green Spectrum Noir markers, highlighted them with clear Wink of Stella and fussy cut them out.

I splattered the front using FSJ Silver Silk and popped the kiwis up with mini foam dots for some dimension.

The final touch was using a punch to round the corners on the right side of the card and adhering the clear and green sequins to add to the simple whimsy-like feeling of the card.

Inside I used an old sentiment that I am not sure even of it's origin and an antique key stamp that was from The Angel Company. I stamped the key in grey ink, traced the outside of it with a silver gel pen and colored over the entire image with silver Wink of Stella...I just love the shimmery definition it added. I am a long time collector of antique keys and love them- in all shapes and sizes!

This card was meant to go in my hubby's overnight bag for his business trip this week and then Lyme brain-fog took over and I totally forgot...oh well, there's always next week, lol. Until next time~


  1. What a fun card for hubby even if you didn't give it to him this week. All of us suffer from "lyme" fog at one time or another. Awesome. What a fun stamp set with great images and sentiments. Love your bold lime kiwis and the silver embossing and splatters. The verse inside is beautiful and the key looks perfect with the wink of stella glimmering off it. Thanks for sharing your card Kathy at the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Challenge this week. Well done!

  2. Love the play on words, Kathy! The colours in this card are so simple and yet so striking. Whether your husband received it this week or gets it next week, he's sure to love it. After all, he holds the "kiwi to your heart". I love your choice of embellishments and those additional splatters. Great inside. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Beautiful creation and funny quote! I love your fabulous card, my friend.

  4. Love that green colour! It's very effective against the white and gray background. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  5. The summery fruit and colors are a perfect combination.
    Thank you for sharing your cheerful card at our challenge.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Cards und More)

  6. Loving all the details of this - foam dots, coloring, rounded corner. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at SID :)

  7. What a great card, love all the colors. Very cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

    Colleen--DT for SID

  8. What a great card, brilliant fruit stamp.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. ADORABLE and clever card. Loved seeing photos of your process, too! Thanks for playing with the card team on the Stick It Down Blog this month. Good luck and hope to see you back in the gallery in September! Hugs, Cathy

  10. What a fun card! Love the kiwis :). Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

  11. I do that all the time! I often have a great idea way ahead of time, follow through, then forget to give it to the person. :) Anyway, I love your take on our card sketch. That sentiment on the front put a smile on my face. Thanks for linking to Stick it Down!

    Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

  12. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at Card und More :)

  13. This card is so cute and that sentiment is so fun! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stick It Down! -Lori DT