Wednesday, December 4, 2013

OWH Mid-Week Throwdown


This week's mid-week throwdown over at the Stars and Stamps blog is to make Valentine cards. I've had this one made, and last night added it to my next OWH box which I plan to send within the next day or two.
I embossed the SU! smoky slate cardstock with a diamond pattern embossing folder (sorry, don't have the name) and used SU! Hearts A-Flutter stamps and dies for the banner and heart. The sentiment was done with a Quickutz and the final touch was to add a small white heart-shaped brad in the center of the heart. The banner was embossed with silver ep, while the heart was embossed with black, giving a nice contrast. This was a simple design, so I made several in different colors...


I liked this simple & easy design, so I made a Pacific Point version, using the same SU! set of Hearts a Flutter stamps & dies, and embossing with white powder on black cardstock. I added a piece of SU! smoky slate chevron ribbon to this one with a punched border in black.


And here's the plum-colored version. I used the SU! Perfectly You stamp set for the smaller heart, embossing it with silver ep on pale gray textured cardstock. The Hearts a Flutter heart was embossed with white embossing powder on black and die cut with the matching SU! Hearts a Flutter die. The ribbon is from PTI and again - the sentiment was done with my Quickutz.

These cards don't have the traditional Valentine themed sentiment because if I should happen to mail them too late for Valentine's day, they can also be used for general love-themed cards.

Thanks for stopping by and sticking around for this longer-than-usual post. I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

16 comments:

Kathy said...

Great assortment of "Love" cards. The sentiment die is wonderful.

Benzi said...

Beautiful 'love' cards, Carol. The embossing on those beautiful hearts and the pretty chevron ribbon on one of them really made them stand out. I love the sentiment.

Linda said...

the first is y fave...and I am so going to case this!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, these are terrific and I always think it is a good idea to just do love cards, so they can be used all year long. I'm just getting ready to make a love card also. Enjoy your day.

Donna Nuce said...

Love the first card the most. I love the background embossing.
Have a great day.

Ann Abrahamson said...

These are stunning! The first one is my favorite for Valentine's. I love the banner and accent heart!

Beckie said...

So pretty. Love the different colors. You should link up in my linky party…..it’s anything goes and you can link up once a day :D

Be blessed, Beckie
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Scrapenabler said...

Love all 3 cards but especially the first one with the embossed background.

jimlynn said...

A whole lotta love going on here!! ALL are so pretty and there's no way to ever pick just one. Fantastic set of cards.
Lynn

Jen said...

Great cards, Carol! I love this simple but chic design. The embossing on your first card really adds a lot of interest!

Lee Mae said...

Nice set of cards! I really like the love die cut, it really adds such a nice dimension to your cards. I also really like how each card is slightly different. I agree, they will each be perfect for Valentine's or all year long!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so far behind on comments, that I will just say WOW! Yu have been so busy! They are all gorgeous! I hope I can get back in the swing of creating.

Denise Price said...

Great idea to make cards that are a variation on a single design. You don't have to reinvent the wheel for each card, yet each one is different enough to keep things interesting. Of these three, I like the purple one best. But they are all really nice.

Shannon White said...

Just popping in to see what you've been up to Sweet Lady! I see Valentines!! Yay! I started mine early this year too! These are soo Lovely Miss Carol! And I love the different combo's of colors too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Diane said...

fabulous cards- love the texture and patterns in your first card-- I want to touch it! TFS!!

MaryH said...

3 Fab cards and you managed to make each one so very different. Loved 'em all! To bits. TFS & Hugs