Monday, January 7, 2013

Valentine for a Card Drive


I haven't been able to participate in many card drives, but when I read about the Winter Wonderland Cards from the Heart Card Drive for kids (thanks, Lai-Yoke) I decided to at least get 1 card made.  The cards cannot have anything that could be removed by a child & swallowed, so no pearls, buttons, etc.  That made me decide to challenge myself to make a 1 layer card--not my strength--LOL!  The Impression Obsession challenge this week is "Your Choice," so decided to make my card work for both.  I began by white embossing one of my newest IO stamps, D2145 Heart Flourish.  Since the card needs to work for a boy or girl, I chose blue & green for my main colors.  I never use my colored pencils, but I remember seeing someone use them on kraft cardstock & I like the effect.  Just the top 2 words of the greeting stamp (D5541, Valentine Wishes) are stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  To add a little texture, I finished by stamping Screen CAC, CC049, on top of everything using Distress Ink old paper & then sponged the ink around the embossed images.  This was fun--challenging myself instead of just doing what I'm comfortable with.  Since I have 2 rounded corners, I'm also entering the 365 Cards Day 7 challenge.  I'm also entering the Simon Says New Something Challenge since I used a new stamp & new to me technique of colored pencils on kraft.  Thanks for stopping by & letting me know what you think.  Hope your week is going well.


18 comments:

  1. A really beautiful card, Greta! I love the CS, embossing, and the colors you used too! Simply warm and wonderful! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawings this week too!!

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  2. This is fabulous Greta. The colouring is fabulous.

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  3. A stunning card Greta, a wonderfully coloured background and your stamping and colouring of the image is beautiful!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much to joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

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  4. Love your elegant card, the image works well on the craft paper. I have that same stamp, I'm inspired now to get it back out !

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  5. Such a pretty card Greta! Love the embossed images!

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  6. Lovely card and great technique, I love the colors on Kraft but I am yet to try this technique... never enough time in a day.

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  7. Hi Greta, so glad that you are participating! Love the effect of the colour pencils on the kraft.

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  8. It's beautiful in its simplicity. Love the white embossing and the coloured pencils on Kraft, and that stamp is gorgeous.

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  9. This is so lovely - a really nice design. Happy New Year and thank you or joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

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  10. wow... what a gorgeous card, greta! the embossing is so pretty and i love how you colored the images!!

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  11. You do one layer cards very well Greta!! Love your composition and the coloring on Kraft is fab!!

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  12. Beautiful card! I love how you used the flourish, your sentiment looks so pretty in the center of the card, and I love the screen stamp! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  13. LOVE this! The gold/kraft of the CS is perfect against the bold white and deep blue...love it!

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  14. OH, Greta, I really LOVE this BEAUTY! Everything about it is just perfect: the white embossing, coloring, kraft, design, and the two rounded corners! Beautifully done!

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  15. So Pretty, love the swirly hearts on the Kraft card, the colours really pop!

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  16. What an amazing card and for such a great cause!! Your work is gorgeous and I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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