Saturday, January 20, 2018

Valentine Heart


Today I'm sharing one of my favorite Valentines I've made. This unbranded die is quite intricate and took some serious time to add the negatives back into the heart after die-cutting, but the end result was so worth it! The smaller red heart is a part of the die, and I added a smaller white heart on top, along with a clear heart-shaped gemstone in the center. The 2 sentiments are from Taylored Expressions and were heat-embossed with white ep on black for a little contrast. I added a red heart-shaped gemstone to the upper sentiment and placed this all on an embossed panel done with a SU! falling petals ef and finally placed it on a red card base.

No challenges for me today - just sharing a card I had fun creating. Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!

Carol

16 comments:

jimlynn said...

It's a beauty!!!! What a wonderful and pretty heart die. You must have a ton of patience putting all the little pieces back in but yes, it was worth it. Just beautiful! Love the embossing in the background too.
Lynn

cotnob said...

A stunning card Carol, such a beautiful die and an elegant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, such accurate work on this amazing heart!! How many patience you have had putting any tiny piece on its place!! But the result is awesome!!! Lovely details, too, the cute little heart gems look so precious, the black sentiment and the embossing compliment so well the whole design! Very well done!! :)

Claire said...

I can understand why you love it, its so striking and well worth the time paper piecing because it gives it a lovely finish, almost a quilted look x

Stampsnob. said...

That loos quick and easy and very beautiful..........Lis

Verna Angerhofer said...

I can see where this intricate die took a long time adding all the negative pieces but the end result is a beautifully designed Valentine.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and love the EF.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Camille Short said...

Love all this red and white! That heart is exquisite - and against the embossed hearts - very sweet!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card...Your time was worth it. (You must be good at doing puzzles too! Smile...

Marina said...

It's beautiful - great texture, classic colour combo - and that intricate die cut must have been a challenge.

Daffodil Cards said...

A stunning creation,what a beautiful heart, love how you have added the pieces back into it and the extra heats.
Faith
x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

LOL! Looks like therapy to me! Nice job with that pretty die.

Barb said...

A beautiful card Carol. It sounds like doing a jigsaw. Great fun. Barbxx

Janice M said...

I can see why it's a favorite because it's beautiful! Don't think I'd have the patience to place all those pieces but it sure is very striking. Love the added gems and that embossing folder goes perfectly with it.

Brenda said...

Oh wow, I am so loving this card Carol!!! That die is amazing and I can imagine it took some time to inlay all those pieces but you are right, it WAS so worth it! Hugs, Brenda

Wendy said...

Carol, you always make the most beautiful cards! This one is just so pretty and wowzers, I am loving the diecut heart and how you filled in the negative part! Your colors are also very striking too! Love, love, love! TFS