Monday, 3 February 2014

Love Is In The Air - Through The Purple Haze Challenge

 This week the challenge at Through The Purple Haze Challenge Blog is Love Is In The Air and the sponsor is Sassy Studio who have given us some lovely digis to work with


I a this Princess Leia style digi. It reminded me of when I dressed up as her for a friends party with the double bun the moment my hair is so long and thick I think I can actually get the look myself! Anyway....back to the card.
I decided to make a valentines card for my husband using this digi. I coloured it using Spectrum Noirs and as her dress and boots are white I used IG1 and IG2 to give it a bit of shadow in the folds to give it depth.
I then cut it out (very rare that I cut things out that intricately) and put her to one side. 

I cut out a range of scalloped edge hearts in different sizes from glitter card and kraft card on my Cricut Mini and layered them up over to the right of the card. To save card the only heart that was full was the front heart, all the hearts are hollow so it saved wasting card. I then added 'to my husband' using text from the Wall Decor Cricut cartridge and added this to the front of the heart. 

I wanted to put the digi to the left of the heart but as I had used foam squared on the heart I had to do a bit of scaffolding work on the bag of the digi stamp. I used off cuts of card and stuck foam pads to the back of the digi, added small offcuts of card, another layer of foam pads, another layer of card off cuts, foam then stuck it to the card. This makes her stand out better and she is still sturdy (luckily I don't need to post the card!)
I added some more hearts in the corner as it looked a bit bare in the bottom right.

I really love this digi and all the amazing digis at Sassy Studio especially the Disney Princess inspired digis (I loveeeee Snow White and Belle!)

Why not pop over to Through The Purple Haze Challenge blog and see what the other design team members have made and take part in this weeks challenge.

I have entered this card into the following challenges
Challenge #99 - Men cards only - - Crafty Sentiments Love Is In The Air - Weekly Challenge #14 -5 - For the one I love


  1. Beautiful card Sara, I'm sure your hubby will love it.
    Eithne xx

  2. Hey Sara!! Really love this card! Your hubby will too!! Great card design with all the layered hearts. Great idea you have not to waste precious cardstock!

  3. Wonderful hearts.......great design it..

    Fiona x

  4. I love this image. You achieved such a great look with the Spectrum's on the dress. It's perfect. Nice shine in the hair. Faith

  5. Fabulous card and love your colouring of the image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  6. Love the image you used. Great card! Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Sweethearts Challenge.

  7. sara she is lovely and i love the layered hearts! and princess leia looks fabulous ...well done xx

  8. What a ‘love’ly card !!
    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink xx

  9. I'm sure your husband will love this card! It's very sassy. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments! HUgs

  10. What a cool idea to use a Princess Leia girl! My husband is a big Star Wars fan and he'd love something like this! Thanks so much for playing along & sharing your project with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'! :)

  11. This is perfect for all those Sci-Fi hubbies out there! Hope your hubby appreciates it!
    So glad you were inspired by this week's "Sweetheart" challenge at Cuttin'and Stampin!
    Hugs, Debbie!


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