Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love is...

Gosh, I love this sentiment and this card! Sorry, I got carried away with myself ;-)

OK, this card is a quadruple-header!! It's for: Valentine's Day, Our Creative Corner Challenge (use something clear, which will become clear shortly), the current Sketch For You To Try, and the Holiday Challenge Extravaganza #11--to use paper tole on a card.

My card base is Basic Black, with a layer of silver metallic card stock and then a layer of Real Red DSP from a 6 x 6 hostess gift pad. The focal image is the clear challenge part. The sentiment is a clear sticker by Cloud 9 Designs from a set called, appropriately enough, "Love". It was adhered to Whisper White card stock and matted with Real Red, silver, and Basic Black. Some small black faceted jewels accent the upper right corner and it's popped up on 3M foam squares. Two strips of black grosgrain ribbon with white stitching follow the sketch design. The accent heart, from the Always set (I really love this heart!) was stamped twice--once on Whisper White with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder and cut out around the center heart. Next, it was stamped on Real Red with Basic Black and cut out around the outer dotted heart. The silver layer was popped up on 3M foam squares for the paper tole part, and the whole thing was attached on 3M foam squares, as well. Some larger black faceted jewels accent the lower right corner for balance. The Valentine's Day part should be obvious ;-)

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Always (SU!)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Real Red DSP, Basic Black (SU!), silver metallic card stock (Office Max)
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Accessories: silver embossing powder, heat gun, black faceted jewels (small ones by Hero Arts, large from craft store), ribbon (craft store), clear sticker (Cloud 9 Designs), 3M foam squares


  1. GORGEOUS! Gosh, this is so pretty--I still struggle with this stamp set, I need to practice with it!

  2. Barbara your card is stunning!! What a beautiful design and I LOVE the sentiment!! Thanks for playing along with the OCC!

    Best wishes for the New Year!
    Hugs, Jennifer :)


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