3 Times the Fun at Heart 2 Heart!

This week is going to be fun!  The Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week is times 3 - use at least three different images to create a scene.

I really enjoyed this challenge. I had started a card for our earlier Cold Challenge and my family informed me that it did not remind them of Cold.  I love the new stamp set called Summer Breeze that I used for this card.  My problem was that I only had two images stamped.  The stamps in this set are very detailed and feature more than one image on each stamp.  But I decided not to cheat and added an island and stamped some trees on the island so I am now legit!  LOL

So, let me set the scene for my card.  Imagine a lighthouse on the coast of Maine in the early Spring.  The sky is blue, the birds are singing (or whatever it is that sea gulls do).  The water is COLD and so is the temperature, right?  Hear that family?  It is COLD!  Oh well.  Here is my card.

Once again I pulled out my trusty brayer. The images are colored with my blending pen and ink from the stamp pads and then embossed to resist the ink from the brayer.  The beach is sponged with Desert Sand and Brown Bag and I hope that it reminds you of a sandy beach.  The frothy waves are drawn in with my Signo white gel pen.

Products Used
  • Stamps:  Summer Breeze (C1453) and Beautiful Things (D1298)
  • Paper:  Bamboo Cardstock (1301), Sky Cardstock (X5761), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), and Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Inks:   Sky (Z2194), Star Spangled Blue (Retired), Lilac Mist (Z2133), Indian Corn Blue (Z2130), Desert Sand (Z2118), Brown Bag (Z2108), Topiary (Z2155), Grey Wool (Z2125), Cranberry (Z2116), Barn Red (Z2104)  and Black (Z2105)
  • Embellishments: None
  • Other Products:  Adhesive, Sponge Dauber (Z726), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad (Z891), Clear Embossing Powder (Z671), Craft Heater (Z555), Brayer (Z616), Versamarker, Signo White Gel Pen, and Blending Pen (3174).
Please check out the other design team member's projects:

and then create your own project - anything, and I do mean anything, that is a scene created with at least 3 stamped images.  Your projects must include CTMH products, but do not have to be 100% CTMH.  If other products are used, a list or description of what was used would be appreciated. Remember to post it on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog.  You could win some fantastic prizes from our March sponsors, Angela Parchey and Lori Brown.  Remember that you have until the end of the month to participate in our challenges.


  1. You created a great scene with your stamp images. Makes me feel as though I am standing on the coastline.

  2. Wow, this is just fabulous!! Love it!

  3. This is so beautiful it should be framed and hung on your wall.
    lots of work but so worth it.

  4. I've told you this already, I'd frame it:) Just beautiful! And, it looks cold to me...just sayin'

  5. I can hear the gulls - I think they say, "COLD!"
    Melt the butter and cook the lobster, what a great card.

  6. This looks like a painting - it's so beautiful.

  7. This is amazing, just beautiful.

  8. That's funny - before I read what you wrote, I thought "this totally says 'Maine' to me"! What a beautiful card, Melinda :o)

  9. Definitely frame worthy! You are so talented - I think I say that every week :) It does say cold to me, too!

  10. AWESOME!! 'painted' by a true artist!

  11. Melinda, you are amazing. That card is incredible! One of these days you are going to have to show me how to use my brayer. LOL! *Ü*

  12. Ok, so I have seen this card a few times now, and just scrolled right past it (without reading the post), while admiring it . . . this time I actually read the post, thinking, surely those can't be CTMH stamps! But NO! I was waaaay wrong!

    I LOVE this card! It is absolutely stunning! I need to get this set so that I can CASE you!! LOL

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!


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