Today’s challenge hostess is Cindy Haffner. She challenged us to create a Center Step card. I haven’t made one of those in a while. I wanted mine to match the heart box I created last week, so I started with a card base out of  Neenah Classic White cardstock. Each portion of the card was stitched with a 3/8″ smaller piece of  Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Patterned paper.

I cut and embossed a piece of 5th Avenue paper with the second largest of Classic Heart Nestabilities dies. The paper was sanded and stitched to piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest of the Classic Scalloped Heart die. The big flower image from Sweet Nature was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on  Neenah Solar White cardstock, colored with Copic Markers (YG41, YG45, R81, R83, R85), cut out and adhered on top of the heart layers.

White Organdy ribbon was tied around the middle section of the card and the heart layers were adhered over it with dimensionals.  White Crochet Lace was adhered on the top of the bottom score line.

The banner from the new “From the Heart” set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on Solar White cardstock. A sentiment from the same set was stamped in the center of the banner. The banner was cut out and colored (E40, E41) and adhered under the flower images. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl were added to each of the side layers. Rhinestones from the 72 Count Rhinestone pack on the top left of the main panel and under the sentiment finish off the card.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea

Check back with the Flourishes Designer tomorrow for more sneak peeks of this set. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

36 Responses to “From the Heart”

  1. Oh my, Beate! This is gorgeous! That floral image is beautifully coloured and accented wondefully with your rhinestones and ribbon! Such a pretty card!!

  2. A beautiful card!!! the image is beautifully colored on a fabulous card.
    stamping sue

  3. Liebe Beate
    Flourishes und du, das passt so gut. Diese Karte ist wie immer wunderschön! 🙂 Sibylle

  4. Absolutely stunning!!!

  5. This is stunning Beate. I love your pretty Shabby Chic design and beautifully colored Ranunculus. 🙂

  6. Your card is so beautiful, Beate! I love the delicate shading on the flowers, the rhinestones, and ribbon, and I know it’s a little thing, but the sponging on that sentiment banner really impressed me! 🙂 Love it all!

  7. Very elegant Beate! You do everything so well. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Beate! This is SO totally gorgeous! Pure elegance!!!!

  9. Beate your work is GORGEOUS!!~

  10. This is so pretty and dainty! Love the center step card format. It stages all your elements perfectly!

  11. Such a beautiful card, Beate. I love your use of lace and ribbon!

  12. Gorgeous, and love how you added the sentiment banner from the Valentine set!

  13. Oh so pretty Beate! Your coloring is gorgeous as always and I love your choice of patterned paper!

  14. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Beate!

  15. Oh so pretty. Lovely card. Kim

  16. very romantic card–thanks for sharing

  17. Just beautiful Beate, I love it!

  18. Beautiful job on your center step card, Beate! What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for being such an inspiration 🙂 Hugs…

  19. Beautifully done card…so very soft and pretty!!

  20. so soft and so pretty. A beautiful feminine card to send to your mother or girlfriend

  21. WOW!!! and double WOW!!!

  22. Hi, this card is very elegant. I love the image and the sentiment is stunning.

  23. This is so beautiful….love all the details! What a great Valentine and center step card.

  24. Love the elegance of this card, Beate.

  25. I love this card Beate

  26. Beautiful! Perfect cutting out of the gorgeous flower. Your design rocks!

  27. Another gorgeous card !!!!!

  28. Oh my this is just Gorgeous, love the flower on the heart with this sentiment, lovely papers, great softness, LOVE it!!!

  29. It’s a beautiful Step Card!! I love the gorgeous flower and sentiment against the heart diecuts. Great card, Beate!! {hugs}

  30. Center step cards are one of my favorites and the heart on the music sheet is great with that flower jumping out…..and it certainly deserves the bling you have decked it out with on each side. Beautiful card. Hugs.

  31. Totally GORGEOUS & ELEGANT!!! Love this card! Hugs ~S~

  32. This is so very beautiful, and I love your pretty ribbon, lace, and bling!! Stunning!!

  33. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful Beate!! I love the delicate look and your coloring is so beautiful! Fantastic details!

  34. Simply stunning! Beate. I just love everything about this card!:)

  35. Totally stunning work! I love this card!

  36. WOW!!! This so beautiful and elegant!! Love it!!

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