Thursday 28 January 2016

Valentine's Day 2016 Series - Card 9

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by, I hope you are having a great day.

For today's card, I wanted to step away from the way I usually make my cards. Since I got into stamping and colouring I generally use them on everything I do. Why wouldn't I? It really is the best way to practice; and the more you practice something the better you get.

But sometimes it's really nice to step away from your current comfort zone and do something you have done in a while. So when I saw Jenni's card over at the Muse Challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had been looking for an opportunity to use this stamp and up until now, I didn't have one.

So thank you Jenni, for inspiring me!

For this card, I began by heat embossing the Definition of Love stamp in black. I then trimmed the panel and matted with a deep red cardstock.

For the bottom white panel I used a swirly stamp with clear heat embossing and used a light pink distress ink for a resist technique. I also matted that with the same red cardstock.

The flower is die cut from the same red as well, I die cut two extra blossoms and stacked the petals for more dimension. I used micro pearls for a cluster in the centre.

I finished this card off with three small pearls just to add a bit of shine (since there really was nowhere to put any glitter).

I'd like to submit this card to the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air, (using red)

2. Muse Challenge 150 - where Jenni's beautiful card is the muse of the week

3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you all liked my card for today and are inspired to create something of your own.

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  1. Love this ramped-up version - bold and lovely perfect for a valentine! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Trina!

  2. Love that text background and the way that the red pops out from the black...and so glad you were inspired to join us this weeK Trina x

  3. Trina, love all the layers and the text behind the flower. You've created a lovely soft background. So glad you joined us in the Love+Red challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. WOW! The colour contrast on your card is amazing! Love your card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge!
    Gayatri xx


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