Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Magenta Valentine


I tend to put off getting cards made for monthly challenges--seems like there's plenty of time. Now, of course, here it is almost the end of February & finally finished my card for the Magenta monthly challenge.  When I began stamping over 15 years ago there were several stamp stores near me & they carried Magenta stamps which I immediately fell in love with.  I've had trouble making cards with this beautiful heart stamp, so this time I decided to let the stamp stand alone.  After white embossing on kraft cardstock I simply added red glitter using my trusty Sakura Quickie Glue pen. The card front is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder & I was finally able to use this red polka dot ribbon.  
So glad to have another Valentine ready. Maybe I'll get them all mailed on time next year!  I'm also entering the Anything Goes challenges at SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.  Luckily, The Kraft Journal   doesn't count the card itself as a layer so I'm entering the CAS One Layer Card challenge.  I so appreciate your visit & comments--thank you!
Edited to Add: Also entering the Holiday challenge at Addicted to Stamps.
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32 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Very pretty!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I really love how you used the white embossing powder against the kraft paper and the glittery red that you added to some of the hearts gives it such a great pop of color! The ribbon at the top is such a sweet touch and I like how you repeated the polka dot pattern with the embossed white background. You have a wonderful eye for detail and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your project. Thank you for sharing it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so pretty Greta!!! Heading to the CK scrap convention in PDX tomorrow...looking forward to some fun crafty moments!

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty Greta. The white embossing looks great on the kraft card.

Pop's Cards said...

Oh my this is just gorgeous :0)) Hugs Pops x

joy said...

Love how you used this stamp, Greta! Love the red with the white embossing and against the kraft! Used to have that stamp, but sold it in a local sale we have yearly here. Good luck in the challenge.

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful Greta! Love the embossed image! Looks stunning!

Nancy said...

So pretty! Love the white on kraft!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love the white image on the kraft background! Wonderful card!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

It always seems like there is plenty of time but it always gets away from me. The white on kraft is beautiful and the red glitter hearts are lovely too. It is wonderful card!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful stamp especially when you white embossed it on a kraft, Greta!

Marsha said...

This really turned out pretty. Thanks for entering it in the Kraft Journal challenge.

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. I also have some Magenta stamps. Loved that company. Now I just use the clear rubber stamps.

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...you are so funny. So happy to know I am in good company with getting cards made. This is just so beautiful and what a fun stamp! Enjoy your weekend.

Cat Craig said...

love the white on kraft, and those little red hearts really pop. lovely card Greta

Rosemary said...

what a fabulous way to use that stamp, greta! and you can never go wrong with kraft... really lovely card!!

Lisa said...

This card just makes me a happy girl!! What a great image and you KNOW I love the ribbon!! I used to linger in the Magenta booth when they came to our local stamp conventions. They had the most beautiful sample cards!

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful card!! I love those colours together

Mariƫtte said...

Beautiful on kraft. Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your card, Greta! Beautiful coloring on Kraft, and I love your polka dot ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

alexandra s.m. said...

Great card! Love that naive look complemented so nicely with your choice of kraft for the base ;)

Shona Chambers said...

I know exactly what you mean about monthly challenges (and come to think of it, with any challenge), I always think I have enough time and then find myself struggling at the last minute. I was like this at school too with my homework assignments as well, so I probably won't change anytime soon! I think this stamp is divine and you did a fantastic job leaving it as the star and adding the red sparkle. I have a few stamps too that I'm never sure how to use, sometimes you just have to do it. Your card is incredible and I'm so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week. Hope you come back again soon!!

Jessi Fogan said...

If it weren't for the last minute I'd never get anything done :P Of course I also missed two linkies this week by doing that, but that's beside the point! lol I absolutely love how you let the stamp be the star!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun!!!!

Karen Mead said...

Love your gorgeous card Greta and the colours are fabulous! Thank you for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Carole Dion said...

Very nice, the craft paper give it a style. Thanks for joining the Magenta Challenge!

Hayley Kew said...

Love the white embossing and you know I am a sucker for some sparkle :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! We would love for you to play along again soon!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you white-embossed on kraft and added the red sparkle! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I was super excited about my win at Magenta - I enter every month and this is my first win! Like you, I've collected a lot of Magenta stamps too. There don't seem to be any stamping/scrapbooking stores around my area any more. There used to be several of them years ago, when I first started stamping, and gradually they all closed. I really miss them. That's where I bought my Magenta stamps too. Wishing you a joyful day!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the white on kraft with the touch of red to bring a bit of colour.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Ellie Knol said...

BEAUTIFUL, I so LOVE how you've used this stamp!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another winner, GG!!! You are ON FIRE!! Congratulations and well-deserved, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your well deserved win at ATSM, Greta! This is such a fabulous card...so happy for you!