Clean and Simple Modern Heart PP487

by Joanne James19. April 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the wonderful Anne Marie to host this week and she has a sparkly clean and simple challenge for you to work with:



I decided to go back to one of my annual catalogue favourites, Modern Heart, for today's card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Touch of Sparkle - So with the emphasis on sparkle for today's card, I started with a base of Shimmery white. Difficult to see in the photos, the whole of the cardfront has a subtle sparkle which is so pretty in real life. I paired this with my modern heart, heat embossed in gold, that I decorated with a trio of gilded gems and a tiny geometrical heart fussy cut from gold glimmer paper. 

Clean and Simple - Whilst this week is all about sparkle, it's also 'clean and simple' week. So does today's card meet the guidelines? Minimal layers and embellishments - check. Plenty of open space, aka "white" space - check. Simple and uncluttered - check. Remember to follow this check list if you are going to play along this week!

Hearts of Blue - I decided to use blues for my card colour today; every other time I've used this set it has been with female cards in mind, so I thought it would be nice to create something with a more masculine feel. The unfussy nature of this card suits a more masculine card too - check out the detail on the heart itself:

I added a little fussy cut detail to the sentiment too for an additional pop of navy blue. I'm linking today's card up over at SUO Challenges where they are featuring embossing - this time I'm going with heat embossing.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; yesterday was wet and miserable here, so perfect for crafting; I'm hoping today will be brighter and therefore offer more chance to get outside, but either way I'm sure there will be fun to be had in one form or another! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

jaydeeUnited States
4/19/2020 10:58:55 PM #

Joanne, I love the bold colors.  I love the softness of the gold heart.  I am obsessed with the heart sentiment on black!  Fabulous CAS card


Mary Deatherage
Mary DeatherageUnited States
4/20/2020 12:18:32 AM #

Oh - very nice!!  Love the layers of sparkle - from the card front to the final tiny glimmer heart and Gilded Gems!  Wonderful for our challenge, JoAnne! Smile


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
4/20/2020 12:22:07 AM #

How beautiful Joanne!  That modern heart is striking and I love the color palette you chose and the tiny heart within the big heart.  So sweet!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/20/2020 3:47:08 PM #

This is such a cool image and I love how you created the sentiment!  And the gold dots add to the sparkle so nicely!


VickyUnited Kingdom
4/20/2020 4:19:07 PM #

I love this modern heart Joanne and it looks stunning embossed in gold against the blue wash stamp! Vicky x


LaurieUnited States
4/20/2020 10:23:41 PM #

Beautiful modern image and card! Love the gold embossing...just gorgeous!


Renee Daley
Renee DaleyUnited States
4/22/2020 7:09:59 PM #

I love the simplicity in the design of your card with the blue wash and the gold embossed heart.  It really didn't need anything else.  Just lovely! Thanks for sharing your card with us at SUO Challenges.


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/24/2020 8:04:36 PM #

Such a lovely card! This is a set I haven't used as much as I should have. Gold embossing really gives it wow. I really like the way you've treated the sentiment with the 'heart' embossed and cut out. Looks fab.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/24/2020 8:58:29 PM #

Joanne, this is so fabulous!  I absolutely love this gold embossed heart and the pop of BB behind it.  The white shimmery paper is perfect and I love the navy paired with the BB.  A fabulous masculine card, but I would love it, too!  I really love this stamp set!  I hope you have a great weekend!  XXX


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/24/2020 11:19:02 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne! I love the gold embossed heart against the Bermuda Bay swatch is stunning! Clean and simple perfection!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/25/2020 4:45:46 AM #

Joanne, I I love everything about your card! The bold colors, the gold embossing...paired with the clean design. So much WOW! Those Gilded Gems are my new favorite embellishments, too.


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
4/27/2020 8:25:18 PM #

Joanne, this is fabulous. Love your color combo for this elegant card. Thank you so much for joining us at We would love to see you back tomorrow for our new challenge!


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
4/27/2020 11:04:02 PM #

Beautiful card, Joanne!  Love the gold accents, and the Shimmery White background.  That never shows up in photos nearly as pretty as it looks in real life!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you again for our next challenge which starts tomorrow!


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