Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day- Six Punches and A Cool Color Combo :-)

Hi Stampers!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!   I decided to create a Valentine with non-traditional colors and loved Nance’s PP182 Color Combination at The Paper Players and used a few punches for another card for the SUO90 Punch Parade Challenge.  Plus,  this week's Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is Non-Traditional Colors- love using non-traditional colors for holidays, don't you?   

Again, I hope you have had a chance to check out all of the entries and Design Team projects!  So much inspiration and alot of hard work goes into creating and maintaining the challenge sites- if you have a chance, leave a comment (what we call "some love") :-)

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ with the heart die cut (I used a non SU! Die this time) to cut out the opening on the card front from a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock.   Emboss with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and trim.

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder  and adhere behind the heart opening.  Add the paper lace edge to the bottom of the Midnight Muse embossed layer (cut with the Large Scallop Framelits™ and embossed with Lace Delicate Designs Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder- I had this one in my scraps ready to go :-))

Adhere this panel onto a piece of Gold Foil cardstock and adhere again onto a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  Mount the entire panel onto the Midnight Muse card base.

Stamp the little banner from the stamp set, Follow Your Heart using Midnight Muse Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out using the Bitty Banner Punch. Add to the card front using Mini Glue Dots. 

Emboss a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock using the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder- cut a strip to hide the seam of the paper lace edge and cover the upper edge of the banner.

Create the paper bow using the Large Oval and Hexagon Punches from the embossed Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  Add the Midnight Muse Dahlia to the center of the bow and adhere to the front of the card.

Using the Big Shot™ with the detailed heart die to cut out a piece from the Gold Foil cardstock and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Create the rolled flowers using the 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock (punch out, cut a spiral towards the center, crimp with the retired Crimper Tool, roll up and adhere).  Use the Bird Builder Punch to punch out the leaves from Midnight Muse cardstock, adhere to the center of the heart and add the rolled flowers to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets: Follow My Heart

Ink: Midnight Muse

Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Midnight Muse, Gold Foil

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain and retired Lacy Brocade Textured  Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Punches- Bitty Banner, Bird Builder, Hexagon, 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle , XL Oval;  Dahlia, ODBD Heart Die (non-SU!), retired Crimper Tool

Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, this is gorgeous!! I just love your take on this week's challenge with your beautiful color choices! And the design is brilliant with the hearts with the beautiful array of flowers and leaves inside atop the gold foil heart! The pretty bow with the border at the bottom are a wonderful finishing touch! I just love it all, and I'm so glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Have a very happy Valentine's Day! Warm hugs!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Julie! I love the flowers, and the fabulous gold foil heart. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, what can I say but wowza! I love all of the elegant detail you added. You really showcased the colors beautifully. Thank you for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Linda Carson said...

Julie, in the spirit of the Olympics I'd give this beauty a 10.5! Picture perfect and then some! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week at ODBD!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Julie, this is gorgeous!! I so love your color combo, all the use of dies and the texture!! I adore all the roses and leaves on the heart!! Stunning! Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations, Julie! I just saw on the ODBD Shining the Light challenge that you won this week! What a beautiful card too!! Hugs, sweet friend, and enjoy shopping!

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