Susan Constanza runs a great blog called Card Sketch A Day - which is exactly as the name implies :). Crafters apply to her some months ahead of time to use one of her lovely sketches and create a couple of cards with it. She was kind enough to accept some of my cards for March and April and today I have been published on her blog as Sketch #207!
The words take centre stage in this sketch, so I decided to use my WIGL theme plate from Elusive Images. WIGL stands for Words of Inspiration, Gratitude and Love, in case you are wondering :). They are really useful for cards that are not for occasions, birthdays etc.
The first card sticks very closely to Susan's sketch, even down to the heart shaped buttons :). I made these with my friend Kandy, fusing organza scraps to template plastic and cutting round a metal heart template with a soldering iron. They are "stitched" down with gold beading wire, I've curled up the ends of it into swirls. The sentiment is gold embossed onto a Nestabilities oval, papers from the Stamp Attic.
The second card has wording gold embossed on a die-cut oval, which has a few flowers from Stamps by Judith stubbies stamped onto it, which fit the wording. The lovely warm floral papers are from Stamp Attic again, as are the Prima flowers.