Throwback Week at Heart 2 Heart!

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Hello Friends!

The theme this week at Heart 2 Heart is Throwback!  I haven’t been with Close To My Heart all that long, so I couldn’t “throwback” very far.  But I did love the Seaside paper from last year and I had a few scraps left in the bag, so I got to work creating some cards!  I challenged myself to only use the small paper scraps and NOT cut into the few remaining large sheets I had left.  Yes, I am a bit of a hoarder LOL!!  Here are the results:

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I started out by just laying the scraps in various patterns onto cream colored card bases, throwing in some zip strips here and there.  This was actually more of a jig saw puzzle type of activity!  When I found a design that looked good, I inked the edges in cocoa ink, trimmed the pieces a bit to fit and matted some of the pieces to help them stand out.  Each card has either a Cocoa or Lagoon mat.

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I wanted to also use up some of the leftover sticker Complements from the Seaside collection, so I added one as a focal point for each card.  The ship sticker was only brown and white and I didn’t like how it looked on the colorful paper.  So I grabbed my watercolor paints and water brush and added some color.

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Now I challenge you to think “Throwback” and link up your projects at Heart 2 Heart for everyone to enjoy!

I’d also like to challenge everyone to bring as much love and light into your corners of the world as possible this week!   Laurie