Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Card Challenge - Valentine's Day



Bec has started a new Card Challenge on the Swirlydoos forums and this month's theme is Valentine's Day. http://www.swirlydoos.com/forums/topic/february-card-challenge/
I've created three cards, all using scraps from this month's projects and items that I've been hoarding for far too long.

For my first card, I cut out a 5x7 piece from paper that was left from the layout that I made for the Round Robin. The heart is actually an experiment gone wrong: I tried to use a thin Spellbinders die on thin chipboard and ended up with an outline pretty much cut out and a sort of embossed inside. I gave it a coating of gesso and then several layers of mist, finishing it off  with some distress inking.
To finish, I wrapped the stem of my flower with a bit of twine before gluing down and adhered a sentiment to the center of the pattern circle.
Supplies:
Prima - Strawberry Kisses Collection - Summer Picnic #841447
Prima - Winthrop Collection - Topaz #577674
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Small Talk - Occasions T#93245
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Jute String T#93139
Spellbinders - D-Lites Die - Vines of Passion
Golden - Gesso
Prima - Color Bloom - Peony #573904
Ranger - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory Smoke

The base of the second card is another Round Robin scrap: Devotion from Splash of Color's Cotswald Manor Collection. I tried the Spellbinders die again, this time with a cereal box and it was thin enough to make a perfect cut. After priming it with gesso, I heat embossed it in several layers to match the lace border that I placed on each side. I finished it all off with a cluster of flowers and two metal keys.
Supplies:
Splash of Color - Cotswald Manor Collection - Devotion #30304
Lemoncraft - Gossamer Blue Collection - Lace Trim
Mark Richards - Nailhead Stickers - Light Gold
Prima - Flower Embellishments - Charlston #590734
Wild Orchid Crafts - assorted flowers
Spellbinders - D-Lites Die - Vines of Passion
Stampendous - Frantage Embossing Enamel - Aged Ivory

I used scraps from the Swirlydoos Delicate kit, along with layers of cardstock and a piece of stripped corrugated packaging to assemble my third entry. A bit a Prima vine, a metal heart and a length of upholstery thread and I called it done.
Supplies:
Lemoncraft - Gossamer Blue Collection - 03
Lemoncraft - Vintage Time Collection - 06
Core'dinations - Textured Cardstock - Brownie
Core'dinations - Textured Cardstock - Cappuccino
Prima - Engraver Collection - Solid Flower Vine - Natural #546506



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