Saturday, January 29, 2011

Keeper of My Heart


There is a song that I love called Secret by Seal.  And in the song there is a line that says “I’m your heart’s keeper” and I thought what a nice sentiment to use on a card.  Well I didn’t want to use the exact line from the song so I changed it a little for my card and it reads “You’re the keeper of my heart”.  Isn’t it a perfect sentiment for a Valentine’s card?  Let me know what you think of the sentiment and the card.  Below the photos is information about the card.

Elephant Card-Front View

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Elephant Card_Side View

The image on the card is a Digi Image by Karen’s DoodlesIsn’t the elephant precious? He was colored with Prisma color pencils and mineral spirits. The flowers are made from six individual hearts.  You can see how its done here (however I did not have the die that was used).  I cut six hearts using my Cricut and SCAL.  The centers of the flowers are buttons with twine bows. And if you look closely the edges of the flowers have Star Dust Stickles on each of the heart’s petals. The swirls (made with foil paper) have buttons on them too and their centers are rhinestone bling.  I also used a heart button with a twine bow to hold the front of the Easel card upright.  The two corners near the sentiment are decorated with more bling.  The color theme is White, Red & pink. And I forgot to mention that I used black thread for the string on the balloon to give it more dimension.  Plus all the bling on my card can be purchased at Stamping Scrapping.


I entered this card in the following challenges:

 Karen's Doodles - Buttons Galore Challenge.

Stampsmith Challenge – Power of Love


  1. FABULOUS!!! I love the ellie, and your coloring is gorgeous! That sentiment is awesome too! I love the entire card!
    hugs, Sharon

  2. Your card is gorgeous Fran!! Your coloring is fabulous!! : )

  3. Great card Fran!!! I love that image and I think I bought it last time I was there, bought so many I can't remember which ones now but I do love this little elephant. Your colorong as always is superb and I love the flowers.

  4. Fran your card is wonderful. That little elephant is so cute and I think the sentiment you used is perfect. Love the little flowers you made and all the little details you added.

  5. Hi Fran! Cute card! Your coloring is wonderful and the "heart flowers" are amazing! Such detailed work! I can really see the "Scallops & Swirls" in this card!!

  6. So cute! Love the soft coloring - it looks like you colored him with pastels. Very pretty!

  7. Oh my Fran, the coloring on the elephant is FANTASTIC!!!! Just fabulous and I love the card, just love it!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  8. Hi Fran
    Lovely card and what a wonderful job you did of colouring Karen's image. It really is adorable.
    Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles challenge this week and good luck
    Anne x

  9. Hi Fran

    WOW your colouring on this is stunning, a gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at karens doodles.

    Joey x

  10. Fran, your card is just wonderful! What beautiful shading on this sweet little elephant and a perfect sentiment. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Karen's Doodles challenge blog.

  11. I like the sentiment! It is so sweet for a Valentine's card. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge blog! Have a great day.

  12. what a beautiful easel card Fran.
    Love everything about it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Karens Doodles challenge blog this week.
    Good luck.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  13. Finally I get to tell you how cute this card is - adorable elephant! Do you know how to tell if an elephant has been in your refrigerator? You will see his footprints on your butter! Very nice card Fran - do tell - who is the keeper of your heart!

  14. Fran, this is adorable! I love the happy colors and your lovely job coloring it! Thank you for joining us for The Stampsmith challenge!
    Val :)

  15. Hi Fran! Check out my blog, there is an award there for you!! I love your cards! : )

  16. how adorable! such a cute elephant and wonderfully colored!
    Pam Going Postal

  17. My Lord, Fran!!! I thought that image was a colored clip art. You did a fabulous job on your coloring!!!


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