It is a new start to the work week and what better way to relax after a long day but to play with us over at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog. Challenge #3 was posted today and I think this is my favorite one yet!!!
To create my card, I used the first row across-love, add shimmer and hearts. I actually had TONS of ideas rolling around in my head for this one. I decided right off the bat that I was going to use an embossed background. I took out all my Valentine/love embossing folders and created four different backgrounds using white card stock. I also gathered the many scraps I had on my desk to see what I could do with them.
It is a little messy, yes? That is how my room is these days. Either I have time to create or clean. I have been choosing to create and that means my room has been very neglected!! Anyway, here is the card I created:
I die cut the embossed heart panel using My Favorite Things BluePrints #13 and adhered it to my card front. I then cut the piece of American Craft patterned paper scrap to the size I wanted and rounded the edges. I adhered it to the card and then added a piece of white card stock scrap that fit EXACTLY how I wanted it across the top-no trimming at all!!
I die cut the "love" out of gold shimmer paper using a Paper Smooches die. I then stamped the "you" using Mama Elephant's "Happy Everything" stamp set. I actually had to mask it because it did have a "for" before the "you" and I did not want that. I then used a scrap of the gold to make a mat for the the stamped sentiment.
I adhered the sentiment onto the card front and moved on to embellishing. I added the white heart that was on my desk to the card with foam adhesive and colored it with clear Wink of Stella. I then adhered a few sequins in gold and white. I apologize for the white sequins looking pink but they are iridescent and they were hard to photograph.
I am so with HAPPY how this card came out and have a few other cards already planned out in my head for this challenge. I hope that you come on over and join us at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with!!
Have a fabulous week!!