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Monday, February 14, 2011

Heart Wrapped Votive with MS Seasonal Art


Happy Valentine's Day!  This week it is my turn to select the weekly "challenge cut" at Bitten by the Bug 2 and in honor of Valentine's Day, I chose the heart border AND a decorative heart from Martha Stewart's Seasonal Art Cake cartridge.  I must tell you, the cake cartridges offer so much more than just cake cuts!  I love paper crafting with this particular MS cake cartridge.
Originally I designed a heart shaped card in design studio using this week's challenge cuts.  However, while looking at the votive candles on my dining table in the wedding vignettes, I decided to return to the Cricut Design Studio drawing board.   
 
I welded four sets of heart borders (the first of the two challenge cuts) together.  I then attached four lacey hearts (the second of the two challenge cuts) to the heart borders.  I completed these welded cuts in a fun, flirty pink cardstock.

I cut the welded shadow border hearts in white cardstock.  And finally I cut four more of the lacey hearts in white, with basic hearts from the Calligraphy cartridge inserted to remove the middle of the hearts.  This created the lacey white accents on the large hearts. 

After attaching all of the pieces together, I added pink accent stones using the I-Rock tool (LOVE my I-Rock).  

The photo below shows more of the details, the the light photographed a bit too yellow. 
If you have not already done so, please do go by BBTB2 and check out the fabulous Valentine's created by my FABULOUS design team sisters!   They are an amazingly talented group of women who manage to "rock it" each week at BBTB2!!!

13 comments:

  1. Susan.,what a fantatic votive cover. Oh my, how precious. I loved your selection. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.
    Carole

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  2. This is so pretty! TFS.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. Love this candle idea. We had a family BD on Saturday and I was wishing I had a cute center piece for my table. This would have been perfect. I will remember it for next year.

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  4. Beautiful, Susan! Love how the colors deepen with lights out and the candle glowing.

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  5. Susan


    Such an adorable project,Glowing Hearts....WOW....

    HUGS
    Penny

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  6. Thank you so much for the great projects you post! I have a blog award for you, hop over and grab it! Keep up the awesome work!

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  7. That is a FABULOUS idea Susan!! Thanks so much for picking Martha for the challenge! Her cartridges are some of my favorites :)
    Maria

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  8. nice votive cover,love the bling. thanks for sharing.

    nygator95 at gmail dot com

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  9. Oh this is gorgeous, Susan! Loved the challenge and now I just may have to get that cart! xxD

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  10. Beautiful creation, Susan. Love all those pretty pinks hearts. It's incredible the way the light shines through them. Quite the effect!!!

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  11. This is beautiful, Susan! What a great project.

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