Thursday, March 22, 2012

All you need is Love

Good Afternoon !      My husband & I were away in Scotland for the past week to help celebrate one of his Aunt's & Uncle's 60th (Diamond) Wedding Anniversary.    We had such a great time visiting with everyone and touring around the beautiful country.   Jim's family were so kind to us, we were well looked after.     We arrived back home today, so I'm quite jet-lagged.   I'm behind in blogging but thought I would post the card that I created for the happy couple. 

I  picked up heart shaped dies after hand drawing hearts and cutting them out for Valentines cards.  This was the first time trying them out.     I intended to create a card that was mainly white with a bit of pastel but somehow deep purple crept in.   And once again I used my new Crealie Dies to add flowers with the heart.       

I created the background with Impression Obsession's Cover a Card Tapestry CC025.  I stamped it with Versa Mark and embossed with White and blended Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender and a little Dusty Concord Distress Inks over the embossing.  

The sentiment is from Inkadinkado's Love and Friendship Set 99644.   'All you need is Love' was stamped with Color Box Boysenberry Pigment Ink and embossed with Clear on the inner heart.     I blended the same Distress Inks over the heart and the white cardstock used for some of the flowers.  I added lots of clear rhinestones for the "Diamonds" and tiny little stickers with the happy couple's initials.    I also added a tiny 60 below the sentiment, but did that after I took the photo !

Dies used:  Crealies: CL CF 17 flowers & CL CS 11 shapes.   Nellie's Multi frames - MFD 022 (hearts). 

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping in and have a great day !


Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Shirley! This is so Beautiful! Love your Wonderful custom stamped BG and Fabulous Hearts and flowers too! Just a Lovely color combo you chose too! Love every Fabulous detail! 8-)


cparsons said...

I love it Shirley! The colors are perfect and your design is quite elegant. We went to Ireland last year and Scotland is next on my wish list. How was the weather? I can just imagine how pretty the countryside was.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Shirley, I'm sure that the happy couple loved it. I love the colours that you've used, they work so well together and another beautiful background.I'm glad you had a great time while you were in Scotland, I thought of you, so close but just a bit to far away. Still roll on June.

Sue x

Ina G said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. My favourite colour and has turned out beautifully. Not overdone just simply stunning. Lucky you going to Scotland. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a lovely compliment on my 90th bd card.

Ellen Taylor said...

Hope you enjoyed your trip to Scotland Shirley! Your card is a stunner! good thing the purple crept in it gives it a beautiful rich tone! Die cutting hearts is so much easier than hand cutting! Love it!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a beautiful beautiful card!! I am sure the receivers just loved it! Such a nice heart! Love it! The Crealies look really great with it, nice combination! As always I love the colours, very nice and soft, really classy card! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)