Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Valentine

I made a Valentine this morning for the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #37 found here. Geri's challenge this week is to use embossing on our cards. I used dry embossing along with heat embossing for this one. I couldn't get a good photo of this card because I used some silver metallic cardstock and no matter how I positioned the card or the light, the reflection blurred the card every time. I decided to use natural daylight to avoid that glare, but guess what? It's snowing here in PA today, so this is the best I can do! LOL I used the SU! square lattice ef for embossing, along with the SU!Polka Dot Punches heart, which was embossed with silver ep. I used a piece of silk ribbon beneath the hearts and I really wanted to make a big bow, but it drowned out the hearts, so I left it as is. Because it's flat, this card won't need extra postage for mailing and I like that! I used an EK punch for the border on the silver panel and a Spellbinders die for the SU! sentiment. Pink, Red, and Silver.......I'm kind of liking this color combination!
Have a great weekend, stay warm, and thanks for stopping by. I might have more later since it's a stay-in kind of day.

Carol

16 comments:

Becky said...

What a stunning card! Love how you did your hearts. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Sue from Oregon said...

Pretty details..love the colors. Today I am going to stamp all day!!! Maybe I will get something posted!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Another beauty, Carol! Yup, more snow. Want to go sledding later? LOL! If ya get a chance, check out how I cased Wendy's journal. Hugs!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very elegant and beautiful! Hope you're enjoying the snow today, my daughter sure is :)

Wendy said...

Oh Carol....girl this is amazing! I love how you used the metallic cardstock on this and all the little details! I bought a bunch of that metallic paper when i was back in PA at L&L so I have it. I love the look of it on cards. I got quite a few Christmas cards made with it and it packed such a punch! Your card is the same!
More snow, huh? Calling for it here tomorrow & Monday but we'll see but it's always good to stay in and stamp tho, right??
Have a great Saturday, sweetie & stay warm!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, every little detail is perfect.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

~ Kathy said...

quite a few valentines lately - and not super frilly - love that! And the border punch you used on today's card is fabulous! I managed to tire out the dogs playing in this week's snow, hope you enjoyed your snow time! :-)

Jennifer said...

That looks awesome! your embosssing is perfect- great job!

Denise Marzec said...

Yay, I love these silver hearts you've been making. So pretty! :) Yep, it was DEFINITELY a stay in kinda day....I'm still in my jammies (lol!) and I got FOUR cards made today...whoo-hoooo! Sometimes I don't mind snow days so much. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh, I love this one too!!! The embossing and the silver paper makes the card very elegant!!! Simply beautiful Carol!!! Hugs ~S~

Harriet Skelly said...

What a stunning and elegant valentine! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your photo is terrific - I can tell you embossed and it is a beautiful valentine! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!! I love this!!! Absolutely perfect!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Speedys Friends.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lovin' the metallic accents on this beauty...thanks for playing with the Friends

JD said...

Beautiful, You always do such nice embossing...

Benzi said...

I'm finally getting to make some blog comments. Life happened and I got behind. Ooh, I love this color mix, too. I like the Fancy Tag in silver...very pretty. The hearts are fabulous and so is the ribbon...bow or no bow. It's a beauty










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