Our theme this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is HOT. Anything that makes you think of hot - this can be shown in colors, images, words - it's all up to you but we want to feel the heat!

Here is my sample:

I first thought of color when I considered the word "hot" so picked out red, orange and yellow to work with. I wanted to keep the images simple and let the colors take center stage so I stamped the lanterns with black and left it at that. A little hand-drawn borders around the image pieces added a little more detail. I then layered by punched borders toward the bottom of the card, added the sentiment piece so it overhangs the side a little and finished everything off with a few black rhinestones for some sparkle.

I do think if I did this card over again the only thing I would change is to emboss the lanterns in black so they are more bold on the strong colored cardstock. Do you do that? Rethink a card after it's done? I try not to but sometimes it just seems sort of obvious how it could be improved.  Anyhow, I hope you will drop by the H2H blog and see what the rest of the team created for our HOT theme - and then play along!

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Also don't forget to drop by other blogs and see what's new: Ridiculous Lab and Are You on the Fence? Have a creative week!



Haley D. said...

Your color scheme is definitely HOT! Great card!

Cheryl Even said...

Mary, I love how you overlapped the punched borders at the bottom. Great look!

Jane said...

Love those HOT colors, Mary, and I also like the overlap of the borders!