Thursday, January 05, 2012

Hearts and Flowers

Good Evening !   I'm entering this card into this week's "Hearts & Flowers" Challenge at Impression Obsession.   You will find beautiful creations by the Design Team and the information at Impression Obsession's Blog.    This was a little challenging as currently I don't own any Heart or Love themed stamps from IO or any heart shaped dies.   

I decided to try using a Cover-a-Card stamp to create patterned paper, then turn it over to draw a heart on the back and then cut it out.   The end result is a little Victorian and a change for me !

I used Impression Obsession's Round Floral Cover-a-Card stamp on white card stock and embossed in Gold.  I used a powder that has a bit of glitter in it.    I drew a heart onto the back and then cut it out.    I blended a little Milled Lavender and Bundled Sage Distress Ink over the embossing (the colour doesn't show well in the photo) and then edged it with Versa Mark Ink and added more gold embossing to finish the edge.     I used the same stamp on wine card stock and embossed with clear which made it look like velvet for one of the mats.    I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the Picot Edge Circle and then embossed with a flower patterned folder.   I layered with co-ordinating card stock as shown along with some gold ribbon, Resin Flowers from Maya Road and Starform border & corner stickers.  

Stamp:  Impression Obsession CC078 Round Floral
Nestabilities: S4-345
Embossing Folder:  Crafts-Too CTFD3043

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !


Shirley said...

Hi Shirley, This is just so elegant in every way! I love the gold embossed heart and clear embossing on the BG just really looks so regal and rich! Lovely!! Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing too, lady!!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - now I may HAVE to have that background!!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Shirley, I love the stamp that you've used for the heart and the background. I've also been and had a good look around Impression Obsession at the beautiful stamps. I will have to see if I can get these in the UK.

Sue x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Shirley more than beautiful. Like the nice colors and the combination, also the beautiful background with IO. Super.
Lovely greet

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, what a lovely card,it breaths really a romantic sphere.....hope I can find the time to join this one......warm greet, Miranda

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Love how you created custom shapes and images. The embossing and gold detailing is gorgeous, providing that Vintage Valentine feel we all appreciate so much. Beautiful!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley.
What a beautiful card you made. I love the background. Now I realize that I have to go to Posthumus!!!
You made such a nice combination with the stamp and the embossing. Lots of copmpliments. Saakje

Ina G said...

What a beautiful card and the colours are simply gorgeous.The embossing is perfect and love those flowers.

Julia said...

Very beautiful card ! Love the colours and the shimmery gold is a beautiful touch. The victorian style is very nice. Great Work !

Julia :)

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a beautiful card you have made! Very very pretty indeed! I do love that Victorian look, you are very good at that! It looks very romantic and looks very classy too! This is a gorgeous and unique card again, and great technique you have come up with - with the cover-a-card stamp, brilliant! Great embossing too and love those nice flowrs on the heart!! Well done again and good luck with the contest! :)
Greetings from Marn :)

Katie said...

I looked at your card the other day and I must comment that I love how you did the heart, very clever to emboss the edges! And your background looks awesome! Love the added flowers. Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Ellen Taylor said...

Jaw dropping Gorgeous Shirely!! Love the fancy schmancy corners and edging!! Those flowers on the gold embossing come together to create one fabulous card!
Have a terrific day!

cparsons said...

Shirley, I love your work:) I'm following your blog too! Your garden is lovely as well. So nice to have you visit my blog too!!