Saturday, January 3, 2015

Love You



My card today was a labor of love to create, but after all the work of putting it together, I couldn't get a good photograph that shows the true colors! The heart is actually a pale blue, but no matter how I made color adjustments, it only shows as white. I made the herringbone background with strips of paper from a BG Kioshi paper pad. The heart was made with a piece of solid blue from the paper pad and cut with a SSS large heart doily. I wove some narrow black ribbon through the edges of the heart, and added a die cut "love" done with a SSS small love you die. The word "you" was placed on a SNSS ticket die and it's all adhered to a black card base.

I'm entering this into 3 challenges:

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #243 - make a patchwork background

Snippets Playground #158 - must use snippets 

Darnell's NBUS #3 - NBUS (never before used schtuff) is the ticket die 



Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your first weekend into the new year is off to a great start!

Carol

21 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That background is totally awesome! You know how much I love that heart die, too!

aussie aNNie said...

Love this Carol, your cards are always admirable.xxx
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Donna Hanley said...

Wow that was a lot of beautiful work and even though I know the heart is blue, it look very nice in the photo as white. Just a gorgeous card. Have a good day.

wannabcre8tive said...

Carol, your card is so cute and pretty. I have the same problem with colors photographing sometimes.
I love the heart die you used. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Carol!! I love that background, this technique always looks so amazing to me. I also love that heart die so much that I ordered it!! I won a $25 GC to Simon Says so I had fun shopping. lol Stunning card Carol, just stunning! Hugs, Brenda

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW what a lot of work Carol, but totally worth it! Hazel x

Linda said...

Yummy colors!

Pat said...

Beautiful card. You did a wonderful job making a patchwork background. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

jimlynn said...

You must have more patience than I ever dreamed on having!!! Sensational card Carol! WOW on that background and I love the heart - blue or not!!! A beautiful card!
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

How much work and what a beautiful result! Even if the colours are no real, this is a very lovely card!
Love so much the background with strips of paper and the black ribbons! The intricate heart is gorgous!!

Jean said...

A lovely card, that is a really pretty heart shaped die and it looks great with the ribbon threaded through it.
Jean x

Lyn said...

Wow your card is beautiful, your background is amazing <3

Jane said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the details you added and it is truly a labor of love!
Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Stampsnob. said...

Oooooooooooooo this is gorgeous thank you for sharing at SFF MFP.....Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love how you embossed the herringbone background. That's a wonderful look! Great card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Even with the photo showing the heart white, it's an extraordinary card, Carol! A labor of love, indeed, and so worth it to get this stunning result!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful bg - I love how you did it and it looks fab. I have had the worse time capturing colors lately with my camera - I need some better lights or something. Great card. HUgz

MaryH said...

OOoh, I'm thinking of the time spent making that woven background, but Lawsy, it sure was stunning. Clever idea cause it was perfect for the pretty heart. Well done, and even though your intended soft blue didn't show as well as you wanted, it is stunning just the same. Done with your usual flair. Hope 2015 is off to a grand start. TFS & Hugs. Thanks for the lovely Christmas card which we finally got our mail sorted yesterday. Will be sharing soon.

Di said...

Crumbs Carol! What a labour of love - and such a lovely result too!

Hugs

Di xx

Christine Hyde said...

Your background is fantastic. It really does look like a patchwork quilt. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends. Good luck.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.