The challenges the card is being submitted for are;
SCS technique challenge - heart explosion card
SCS color challenge - Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo & Night of Navy
I was inspired by a post by Jennifer McGuire over at jennifermcguireink.com (an amazing craftier)
On the far left is a smaller explosion base that I will be able to use in the future, "It's an ill wind that blows no good" Part of the problem was that I had no dies that were the right size so for the main part had to do the whole thing free hand.
I used the Spellbinder Heart nesties as a guide but they really weren't the right size.
Th other part of the problem was that I was determined to use the stamp that I had chosen because it worked well for the other technique on Jennifer's blog and I really wanted to give it a go.
You might also notice in this photo the ribbon is under the image, when I went to open the card I couldn't properly as the ribbon on that side was preventing it, dure ... another small adjustment.
I also mounted the image on some craft foam cut about half a centimeter smaller than the image.
I achieved this by scribbling some of the darker Night of Navy onto a pallet then picking this up with the Mint Macaron pen, this enabled me to blend out the colors, you do have to do this in sections though, I then repeated this with the Mint Macaron marker scribbled onto the pallet and picking this ink up with the Flirty Flamingo pen.
The image itself was stamped with Night of Navy and then over-stamped with Versa Mark - Watermark using a SU Stamp-a-ma-Jig and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
If you have a Misti then life would be so much easier and I have requested one for Christmas, in the mean time I will do what I have always done and use my trusty Stamp-a-ma-Jig.
Stamps: SU You are Loved
Paper: X-Press It blending paper, SU Nigh of Navy, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo.
Paper Size: Base at widest part measures 13.5 cm
Ink: SU Night of Navy, Versa Mark - Watermark
Accessories: Spellbinder Heart nesties, Fiska hand held heart punch, Stamp It clear embossing powder, SU Heart to Heart punch, Woolworths Romantic Confetti heart sequins, Wink of Stella -clear, Docraft ribbon - Capsule collection - Parisienne Blue. craft foam.