Sunday, February 3, 2013

Double Hearts for a friend

I was playing some more with my Lumiere acrylic paints a few days ago.  I swiped on too much Pearl Magenta for what I wanted to do but thought maybe I could punch out shapes later, so left it on my table.  I really wanted to make a card for this week's ODBDSLC to use Valentine colors or hearts.  I bought their "Hearts" stamp awhile back & hadn't yet inked it.  The light went on--emboss the hearts on the painted paper!  I used Zing Chocolate ep & then cut it out with a Spellbinders oval.  There was enough painted area on the discarded piece that I re-stamped the roses, cut them out & mounted them with foam tape.  I used COPICs to add a little color to the roses & the wreath.  The brown printed paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  I also hadn't yet used the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares, but I needed a rectangle.  I remembered seeing someone show that you can cut a die in half, spread it apart to the size you need & cover the center area.  My brown ribbon was too narrow, so I used 2 strips & then added the piece of brown lace--worked great!  The hearts & the brown mat are mounted with foam tape.  One more Valentine ready to send to a card-making friend--yah!

It's Super Bowl Sunday in the US & I have a deal for you, Maria (matcat2002 in Maryland).  If the Niners win I owe you a card (& a little stamping goodie) & if the Ravens win you owe me--what do you say?!  GO NINERS!!

15 comments:

  1. A very pretty way to use that painted background, Greta! This stamp set is perfect for the month of February! Thanks so much for joining in the Shining the Light Challenge this week...and good luck with the Super Bowl!

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  2. You are on, Greta!! Go Niners - but mostly because I'd love to receive another beauty from you. ;) If we are lucky, they'll tie. Is that allowed?

    Love your card today too! Great way to work through the little obstacles.

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  3. Beautiful Valentine! Enjoy the game.

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  4. Lovely ,so great when you get to use something from a previous project that didn't go as planned, shows your creativity beautifully.

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  5. Very pretty, Greta! So smart of you to split the fleur de lis die cut. Enjoy the game!

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  6. Just gorgeous Greta. Love the idea of splitting the die. Your card is just beautiful

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  7. what a gorgeous card! i love the embossing (flawlessly done by the way) and the layered elements. LOVE!!!

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  8. Wonderful idea to split the die, Greta! Love the way this turned out - pretty colors and fab design!

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  9. beautiful card, greta...never would have guessed you split the die cut... looks fabulous!

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  10. This is beautiful, Greta! I love the layers, especially that lacy one :)

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  11. Wow, ingenious of SAVE!! I love how you used the almost-discarded pieces and make it into something so beautiful! That 's what we crafts love, isn't it? And looks like you will win something from Maria! Congrats :)

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  12. Beautiful card, Greta! Love all the layering and hope you had fun with the game!

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  13. Sorry about the game, Greta... I'll be in touch soon. Hugs!

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  14. Beautiful Greta!! I just love your texture, the double hearts and your use of colors!! Thanks for joining ODBD this week!!

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  15. How clever to split that die Greta- I would never have known! This pink and chocolate brown color combo is divine for a Valentine!

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