Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An early Valentine

Here's a card I started a few weeks ago when I met with the other stampers I wrote about in a previous post. Denise shared this OCL stamped image with me (thanks Denise) and Cherie cut the image out with a cutting stylus! Cherie is the queen of stylus cutting as far as I'm concerned! (thanks Cherie). The background is what I call "mosaic" and it's all done with BG Indian Summer dp that I snipped into random pieces. First I ran a piece of cardstock through the Xyron, then adhered the dp pieces randomly on the sticky side, leaving spaces between all of them for embossing. After all the pieces were placed, I sprinkled gold ep over the piece and heat set it, giving the mosaic look. I matted it with a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock that was embossed using a Texture Fades ef. The ribbon is Vintage Cream and the sentiment is by SU!
I hope you're staying warm in this cold snap! It's going to get worse next week, so I think I'll get my errands done tomorrow and start my baking next week when it's too cold to go out! Make it a great day and thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

11 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

The mosaic background is so pretty, and the dog is adorable :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Very pretty...but I have not started my Christmas cards yet! I am going to get warm here and bake cookies too!

Benzi said...

Let me tell you how much I love your mosiac bg. Wow! Just great. Of course, the image is adorable and the card is just delightful. We are having a cold snap in Alabama, too. Don't like it....almost hate winter. LOL
Carol, check over on my blog..I left something for you as you are a great inspiration to me.

Anke said...

Beautiful card Carol, I like your mosaic background.

Hugs
Anke

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love that crazy quilt background, Carol! Ack, Valentines! I still need 6 Christmas cards! That is todays project.

LeAnne said...

Having seen this fabulous mosaic background, I can enjoy even more now that it is made into a cute card! Makes me almost want a Xyron machine!!! CUTE!

Louise Fox said...

Carol, I am wowed by your mosaic technique - the results are really great! This is an adorable card and I very much like the image! Great card! Blessings, Louise

JD said...

Having seen this background in real life...I know how amazing it is...and what a great card you did with this background and the cute image from Denise! I must tell Cherie she has to see this posting (when she has a computer up and running again...Hopefully, Santa will bring her one for Christmas)

Joanne (jojot) said...

how cool is this background and that sweet image....wonderfully done

Wendy said...

My word, girl.....I haven't gotten past my Christmas cards yet to even think about starting Valentine's! LOL
I guess it's always good to think ahead. Love how you created the paper and your coloring of the doggie. So sweet & cute too!
Hugs~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!!!!!!!