Thursday, 2 February 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Love is in the Air

Hello everyone.  With Valentine's Day coming up, love is in the air today at Cardz 4 Galz.  This is my DT card, which I created using die cutting and embossing.  I started by die cutting the hearts from red pearlescent paper, then embossed the outside frame of the big heart and the whole of the smaller hearts with Wow! Embossing Powders.  (I love them because they are much more interesting than ordinary embossing powders).

I created the white panel behind the hearts by dry embossing using an embossing folder and created some matting and layering using the embossed panel and some pink and red card.  I added a strip of patterned paper (layered onto red card) across the bottom.

Next I took my die cut hearts and stuck them onto the card, starting with the largest heart.  I reinserted the smaller hearts from the middle of the large heart without embossing them, to create some contrast, then layered the slightly smaller heart so it overlapped.  I stuck some smaller hearts at the corners.  I added the sentiment "I love us" which is from a Tim Holtz Ideology set, and which I think it perfect for a Valentine's card.  Finally I added a ribbon bow and some small pearls at the opposite corners to the hearts.

I hope that you are able to join us for this week's Cardz 4 Galz challenge.

Sian.  xx


Babs Watson said...

Beautiful designed card, love your hearts and your embossed background is fabulous.

Hugs Babs x

Donna Ellis said...

What a darling card, Sian! I love the repeated use of hearts and heart shapes in your pretty masterpiece! It's wonderful on top of that amazing embossed background! Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
crafty hugs,

Karen Letchworth said...
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Karen Letchworth said...

Hey there, Sian! I gave you the wrong link in my first message. I will just re-type my message with the proper link.

Your sweet Valentine is lovely, and it would be a blessing to have you share it in our new February Challenge at Paper Sweeties. It would be an absolute delight to have you play along with us. You can find our challenge here:

Your sweet card would be a welcome addition, and I really hope to see you there. Have a great week!
Paper Sweeties DT