Love and Embossing Folders!

by Joanne James10. February 2016 21:00

I've had a busy day today with a couple of meetings and a long task list, but many jobs ticked off so very productive! I even managed to fit in a quick spot of crafting this evening so rustled up this fun card for this week's sketch over at As you See It:

AYSIChallenge122     SIP Challenge 34 - Love 800   

Whilst I started out with the sketch (as is often my way!), I also have a few more linkups, as I used the Color Throwdown colours too for my card, the technique that is being featured over at Happy Little Stampers and my card fits with the theme over at Stamps, Ink, Paper. It's not often that this happens, but all of these came together neatly for today's card which is definitely destined for a Valentine - take a look:

I created some simple layering using Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry and Gold foil cardstock to frame my central panel, which I created by inking the solid heart side of my Happy Heart embossing folder and using it to stamp the pattern onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I tried a few different versions, some that I spritzed with water and some without, and this one which was stamped on 'dry' was my favourite. To finish I added a melon Mambo punched heart and my diecut 'love' sentiment from the retired Expressions thinlits - retired it may be, but I will never part with mine, I just love those diecut words and this one was perfect for today's card. 

This is one of those cards that was really fun to make - a little time getting well and truly inky can bring such pleasure! I just love the effect from the inked embossing folder too - I think it makes an unusual background and is a great way to get further mileage out of your embossing folders. In real life this card has a wonderful lustre and sparkle too - difficult to see in the photograph though, so you'll just have to take my word for it!

That's all from me today; back bright and early tomorrow with this week's new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/11/2016 3:19:06 AM #

My word, all those challenges have come together superbly! The 'love' die cut is wonderful and I feel covetous! i think the inked embossing folder technique is just perfect for this card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at As You See It.


Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
2/11/2016 5:43:15 AM #

Love your background with the varied color shades and that sentiment die is gorgeous in gold!  So glad you were able to join us at Color Throwdown!


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
2/11/2016 8:58:27 AM #

Very cool background and a perfect take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing it with us at As You See It Challenges this week.


Sarah Naber
Sarah NaberUnited States
2/12/2016 1:51:04 AM #

Love the heart background! I love the use of the embossing folder as a stamp! Thanks for playing along with the As You See It Challenge this week. I hope you'll join us next week! A new challenge posts tomorrow!!!


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
2/13/2016 2:27:41 AM #

Joanne you are really on a roll this week! Each of your cards is more beautiful than the one before. Really, really love this one. Your use of the embossing folder for the background is stunning. Always thrilled to see you cards in the gallery at Stamp Ink Paper!


LisaUnited States
2/13/2016 9:50:53 PM #

Pretty!!  I think my favorite part is the central panel you created using your embossing it!! Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!


Tina Riddle
Tina RiddleUnited States
2/14/2016 1:24:03 AM #

Wow Joanne, this is absolutely stunning!  I love how you created your background!  Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our love theme challenge this week!


CindyUnited States
2/14/2016 1:49:16 PM #

Love the embossing and the softness it adds to the background. Lovely card!


Ginger Pelfrey
Ginger PelfreyUnited States
2/15/2016 1:11:36 AM #

Great card Joanne! Love the emvossing. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper Smile


Lynn Put
Lynn PutUnited States
2/16/2016 1:52:02 AM #

This is lovely!  So pretty with your stamped heart panel and fun gold sentiment.  Thanks for joining us over at the Color Throwdown.


Linda Walmsley
Linda WalmsleyUnited Kingdom
3/2/2016 2:59:14 PM #

This is beautifully done ... the background is gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS challenge.  Linda xx


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