Friday, November 5, 2010

Feel the Love

Hello and Happy Friday! Whew, what a week! I have been, pretty much, missing in "creative action" since Monday. I have had a crazy busy week and in the process, have also been battling a nasty cold. Needless to say, I haven't had a ton of free time. Last night I decided to try to get back into the swing of things and head to my craft room. I created this card based on the sketch below from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge:
I'm also submitting this one to the "Anything Goes" challenge by Nance over at The Paper Players. I am so excited that starting Sunday, I will be sharing my very first project as a "guest designer" for the month. I sure hope you will come check it out and play along. It's going to be a lot of fun! :)
I haven't used my Artistic Etchings set in a while and actually wanted to try something other then a fall or holiday card to get my creative mojo back. I used Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Very Vanilla to create this LOVE-ly card. I suppose the card could really be used for Valentine's Day, a wedding or even an anniversary. 
I embossed both of the pieces of Love Letter DSP and the Basic Black panel with the Square Lattice embossing folder for added texture. Then the whole base layer was "smooched" with a kiss of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. The Eiffel Tower was heat embossed with Basic Black craft ink and clear embossing powder. I added 2 layers of 1/2" back lace trim to the right side of the stamped image. Hmmm, I actually think I should have ruffled that up, too (it looks so "flat" in the photo). Oh well! I also "dirtied" up the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock layers so it looked a little more vintage. 
The scrunched gingham ribbon was really easy to do thanks to this awesome tutorial from Ann Schach. I topped it off with a vintage brad backed by a 3/4" circle of Riding Hood Red. I felt like it needed another final detail so I attached 3 black Glimmer Brads to finish it off.
Of course, I couldn't neglect the inside of the card, so the "AMOUR" continued with the help of 3 punched hearts. 
I also was able to get together with my friend Sarah this week. She is very new to the whole "stampin' world" but she created the following card and I really wanted to share it.  This is the third card she has ever made, actually. She even decorated the inside and added a cute little purse made from punches. She also seems to have an affection for sparkly bling! I think she did a great job! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock and Love Letters DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red classic ink, Basic Black craft ink and Basic Black classic ink (for distressing)
Accesssories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Vintage Brad, Heart-to-Heart XL punch (inside), Vanilla Smooch Spritz, 1/2" Lace Trim in Raven (Holiday Mini), Glimmer Brads (Holiday Mini), 3/4" circle punch, Clear embossing powder, Scallop Trim Border punch and gingham ribbon (retired)
Non-SU! Accessories: border punch (inside) and thread for scrunched ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! 
Enjoy your day, 


  1. Hope you are feeling better, hate getting head colds. Your card is lovely and just love the ribbon, TFS that one. Love all the details on the card. Your friends card is great, she did a great job coloring and all,that took me a few before I felt brave enough. Have a great weekend and feel better.

  2. Aww, get well soon!

    Your card is absolutely stunning!

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog today. To answer your question about the Christmas card, yes, it's "Captured Moments" by Close to My Heart. (I used a sentiment from the same set on today's Remembrance card).

  3. Hope your are on the mend and resting when you can! Your card is a vision! Such rich, luxurious colors - outstanding! And please tell Sara her card is wonderful! Have a fab weekend!

  4. i love both cards...the bg paper on your friend's is cute...and the b/w/red of your's is classic...feel better soon...

  5. Your friend did a great job on her card!!!! Alot better than when I first started - for sure! Love the purses - both on the image and the background paper!!!
    Your Amour card is lovely - so pretty and elegant looking. You just can't beat that color combo.
    Hope you start feeling better. Nothing worse than a cold.
    So excited for you about being a GD - can't wait to see your creations.

  6. I LOVE this card! The colors and embellishments are just perfect with this image.

  7. Love the card and how you decorated the inside as well. I also love your friend's card...not too shabby for the 3rd time ever making one!

  8. This is absolutely fabulous! Love the layout! The scrunchy ribbon and brads are the perfect touches!

  9. Just loverly! And you tell Sarah to keep making those cards!! CUTE!

  10. Dang girl do you ever have an off day? I love this - it is absolutely perfect!!!!
    And you know me and purses so Sarah's card is great also!!

  11. I love this stamp set. Your card is beautiful. I also love your friend's card. She also did a great job. TFS

  12. Aww...I hope you're feeling better now. There are few things that can knock you on your bum like a cold.

    Love your card. The colors are so cool together and I like the way you scrunched the ribbon.

    Your friends cars is cute, too. I can't believe she's only made three cards. She's doing great!

  13. Oh I really like this. Have to go check out the tutorial you linked to. Lone that stamp and how you used it.

    You asked a question on my blog. The tray was part of a shower gift set that I got after Christmas. It was the tray that I wanted most. He's so cute.

  14. This is a show stopper! Love the striking colors and your wonderful take on the sketch. Super scrunchy ribbon. TFS the ink!

    And thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog!


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Anne Marie