Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Is All Around Us

Hugs all around everyone.... this week our themed challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle is LOVE/VALENTINES!   And to boot, we have two sponsors!  I created two cards using the images from the two sponsors, so I will be splitting my post (not my heart) in two (posts)...

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time
This post, shows the my creation using images from Floppy Latte Designs... I just adored the Heart image, and couldn't resist the Valentine image as well... the heart image just screamed out 'Layer Me!".... so I did.

I printed the image twice, retaining the whole image for a base layer, then I trimmed the lace edge from the second image. Starting with the whole image,  and using Spectrum Noir markers, I coloured the outer lacy edge. I added it to a layer dotty paper, and fixed it to the white cardbase.  I then fussy cut the heart centre from the second image, and coloured again.  I also added some white charcoal to the crescent accents. Flipping the heart piece, I added a border of gorgeous off white lace. 

Turning to my second image, the valentine envelope, I had already printed it thrice (I LOVE that word... so olde world... and sounds so more distinguised than saying 'three times'!) and only a little over an inch high.  I fussy cut each image, and then created a 3D image of the same, by vixing together cut away layers of the same image.  I have only coloured the envelope portion of the image, and the wee heart on the letter. 

Now to complete the construction!  I placed the valentine letter in place, and fixed it down.... I then added rhinestones around the lace portion of the full heart image, using the eyelet lace in the image for placement.  Finally, I added the lace-trimmed fussy cut heart on top, using foam tape to lift the layer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Kaboodle Doodles: Hearts (10/2)
Incy Wincy: Love Is In The Air (11/2)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Valentines (11/2)
Dream Valley Challenges: Valentines (15/2)
Sweet Stampin: Love Is All Around (18/2)
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog: #40 Love (28/2)

Come on over and join our Love/Valentine challenge at Card Crafter's Circle! Thanks for peepin'!

11 cared to share!:

Debbie said...

Great Valentine card thank you for sharing this week at Sweet Stampin'.

Jenée said...

FAB card, boss lady! This is done so beautifully with the various layers and the bling. Great creative thought went into making this card. You make me proud (smile)!

Cheryl said...

What a pretty Valentine card!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

irishfaery said...

Lovely! That lace just works so beautifully! And I love all the gems!

Kerry Louise

Michelle Looi said...

Lovely work!
~Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Jennifer said...

Ohhh, I just love how you added the lace to this heart Polly! The rhinestones and little letter tucked in there are so perfect!

Jules said...

Beautiful and simple and that's sometimes the best. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

xxxtglxxx said...

this is lovely Pauline - what a smashing card! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Oh! What a big heart for your valentine card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Hearts” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful card Pauline!! I love the combination of the heart, envelope and the border paper. It all goes well together. Great job!!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT