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Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I'm still with the easel cards, lol. I think I've got stuck here. Its nice to have more than one surface to adorn, though.This is todays Valentines card, using one of the Elusive Images Rose plates  from my desk a couple of weeks ago.Matted onto black & Burgundy card and tied with ribbon. A sheet of rose patterned paper was used to cover the card front.

  The triple embossed hearts were made by inking first with a mix of Fired Brick, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany Distress ink, then a few were stamped with a word stamp 'LOVE' before covering with Clear embossing ink.

 Sprinkled with UTEE, 3 layers, then some were overstamped with a swirl stamp and Gold Encore Ink.The INK IT UP Pad is my clear Embossing pad- It picked up red ink the first time I used it for this, so I keep it for Reds. These pads are really cheap- only a couple of pounds, so its no loss. The Really Useful Box with the spoon in it is my UTEE- I bought it off e-bay, loose in a bag- much cheaper than buying a branded jar.
They were attached with a few dabs of silicone glue.

For the base, I covered it in a pale gold paper stamped with a lovely Baroque style stamp, by Magenta, 26019-R.
This is the stamp, and this is what it looks like when stamped a number of times to make a larger sheet. Stamped in Gold Encore, and heat embossed with Gold detail powder.

The stopper part of the card was made by cutting a band of black paper which was punched along both sides with the Martha Stewart 'String Lace' Border punch, then a panel of cream card that had been stamped with Hero Arts 'Italian Poetry' , S1832, in Gold and heat embossed. The Valentine greeting was stamped & heat embossed  in Gold again on plain vellum, then matted onto black then burgundy card, held together with a gold heart brad either end.The panel was attached with foam pads.

As I had a few images, and quite a lot of hearts, I made up some more panels, as I think this will come in handy for Weddings/Engagements/Anniversaries.


Donna Heber said...

Gorgeous Valentine's Day card! Love that rose collage.

Jennipher Lowery said...

These look incredible! I say stick with the easel cards. They are lovely.

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow, they are gorgeous! Love the color palette you used!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards! TFS!!!

Lavinia said...

You have done some amazing work here Shaz! Really Beautiful cards & good idea to make a few at one as well, although I reckon they will go quick as they are so lovely! Love the EI Rose Stamp, looks really great!

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely stunning! That rose image is so pretty and the hearts...wow!! What an eye-catching accent. Love your work! :)

KellyS said...

That Elusive Rose is GORGEOUS! I can see why you did up multiple panels. I'd be sending one to everyone for a romantic occasion :-)

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Shaz< hope you are all right over there missed you at WOYWW this week love these cards, I simply adore that Rose stamp...
Please do take care and all of God's blessing,
love Shaz in Oz.x
PS Praying you are just very busy or maybe on hols.

ALessner said...

This is so pretty. Great job