Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 206 – Floral Delight

Mary is hosting today’s challenge, Floral Delight. Lots of flowers please!!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Floral Delight theme.
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My card  was made as a 7 x 5 using plain white card.
Onto the the base I layered an oval tattered lace mat  (velvet ruffles edge) which I distressed with Victorian velvet distress ink.    I stamped and embossed with sparkly glitter embossing powder the flower image from a honey doo stamp set from my stash.  I coloured it with watercolours and cut it out, so it could be layered onto the base mat.  Into the centre of the lily, I stuck some tiny AB gems.
I used two more tattered lace dies to make my sentiment mat and layer and distressed the bottom layer heavily with Victorian Velvet ink – the sentiment was (I think) a Crafters Companion stamp.    I attached the sentiment to the card using foam pads.
Finally, I stamped the Happy Birthday along the bottom of the card, and applied some more gems to either corner of the base card.
Good luck with the challenge – I look forward to seeing everyone’s entries!

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 205 – Love and Romance

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Marlene is hosting today’s Valentine themed challenge, Love & Romance

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Love & Romance theme.   We are also having a DT call, as one of our members has sadly left, for personal reasons.  If you would like to join us, please put DT in the linky…

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Every year my friend asks me to make a card for her husband for Valentines Day, and every year I struggle because it is a card to a man.  It’s so much easier to make a card for the ladies (as in everything else, really!)

This year I was doing my usual trawl through pinterest for inspiration, with no real luck.  Then by chance, I dropped a folder with some of my dies in it and while sorting them out to put them back I found this large heart.    It’s amazing what triggers inspiration!

For my card, I used a white 6 x 6 base card.   I made a black topper slightly smaller than 6 x 6 with the die cut heart aperture in the centre.  I used some backing paper from a Debbi Moore CD to be the backing behind the aperture.  I stamped the words I and YOU on the topper (I in white on the black and YOU in black on the backing).  I thought it looked a bit plain, so I used a white gel pen to put some perforation dots around the edge, and put a black gem in each corner.  I stuck the topper onto the base card using foam pads, and then using craft artist professional, I made the sentiment.  This was cut out and stuck onto cardstock and then cut out again, keeping the distance around 1 -2 mm.  The last job was to stick the sentiment onto the card using  foam pads.