I chose the word prompt "Healing" for this round. Robin had to face an unexpected loss recently and I wanted to send healing thoughts her way with this card.
I began with a vision of a heavy heart. I took a sheet of metallic sticker paper (Mrs. Grossman's) and placed it onto cardstock to give it some body. Then I free-hand cut out a heart shape. I ran the silver heart through a crimper (it was actually little embossed hearts) to add some texture. Rather than just gluing the heart to the card, I decided to make it more 3D by giving the heart a mountain fold in the middle. I secured the bottom part of the heart with eyelets and then fashioned a small mount out of cardstock to give the upper part of the heart some lift off the page.
Though I liked what I had created, the heart took on a more cold and industrial feel--almost reminded me of a steel shield. It needed something else to soften the feel if this was going to convey the message I intended for Robin. I shared my dilemma with Su who wisely suggested I add fiber to soften it up.
A few months ago, Sox had made these fabric rosettes using scrap fabric which she gave to each of us who participated in the Marie Antoinette folder swap. I used Sox's creation as my inspiration for the scrap ribbon rosette I made to soften the heart. It was the perfect touch!