Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Good morning. An early start today as I have a twelve hour day ahead of me for work. Consequently I though I should post this now rather than this evening when I shall probably just want to fall asleep!

This is a card for 3 challenges: Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on Water (techniques), Die Cut Dreams #82 Lots of Hearts but no Sentiment and Cards for Men #3 - Valentine/Love.

For the spotlight on water I have used 2 techniques. The 3 hearts were stamped and embossed in silver on white card and then painted with various colours of Twinkling H2Os. The background for the main image and the piece of card on the right hand side were made from white card which was sprayed with various colours of Glimmer Mist and a layer of cling film was added over the top whilst it was still very wet and the film drawn up into wrinkles. This concentrates the mica powder in the wrinkles and gives a lovely effect on the dried card. The main image of a lovely bottle of champagne with two glasses (very romantic) was stamped onto this sheet and embossed with silver. Once cut out the edges were darkened with Fired Brick Distress ink. Both the heart and the main image are stamps by Elusive Images.

The background card was layered onto a red A5 blank. Another piece of red card was dry embossed using  an Ultimate Pro (Crafter's Companion) to give several wavy lines and the end of the card was trimmed to the last line. The pinkish paper (from the crafter's Companion Love CD Rom) was printed out, dry embossed in the same way and trimmed to suit. This was mounted onto the wavy edged card and bonded to the base card.

A ribbon and bow were added before the three hearts were stuck in place with foam pads. The main image was also mounted on foam pads and for a final flourish the 6 little flat back gems were stuck in place (3 each of 2 different sizes).


  1. Hi Shirl, WOW, what a fab card, love all your detail, always do, hope your well sweetie.xx

  2. Oh Wow Shirl this is stunning I love your card design and your stamped images, the papers are gorgeous. With lvoe and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxx

  3. And thanks for joining us a Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  4. gorjuss hun, just stunning, love the depth of colour here

    Thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Judie xx

  5. Very classy & elegant darling
    ♥♥ Thanks for joining us at the Die cut Dreams challenge this time
    Please come back for some more fun next time
    Hugs Susie & the Dream DT xx ♥♥

  6. Shirl I love how you have painted those hearts, so effective. It's a quite unusual and really rather lovely Valentine card.

    Thanks so much for joining our Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers

    Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx


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