New challenge starting today over at Di's Digis Challenge Blog... we want you to include at least one heart on your creation. Now, I do like to be thorough... so I've added "more" than one... try about a gazillion, lol. I made a card for my Mum and Dad's Anniversary next Tuesday... their 64th! I made an easel card because both of them LOVE easel cards, as do I, sweet :-)
The image is "Celebration Moments" available here. I coloured with Copics, adding some extra shading with Prismacolor pencils, adding some Glossy Accents to the champagne glasses (pink champagne... of course!!) and the bubbles. Papertake Weekly has a Take Your Pick challenge, I'm picking Warm Colours and Fancy Folds
The papers are all digital - a scrapbooking kit called Glitterati Cupid from Just Betsy, it was one of the very first digi kits I bought when I started card making, as the image is new I'm entering the Something Old Something New challenge at Crafty Creations and the Something New challenges at Top Tip Tuesday and Crafty Calendar
You can see some of the "gazillion" hearts I've added in this close up of the paper used on the horizontal strip. I punched a border for that strip using a Martha Stewart Doily Hearts punch... I've kept the little hearts that came out and I'm going to make a shaker card using them... one day, lol. Bunny Zoes Crafts has a Hearts challenge so I'm entering there, Pile It On has Hearts and/or Flowers so in there too, while Little Miss Muffet, That Craft Place and Sweet Stampin' have Love or Valentine's challenge so I'm entering them as well.
I used ruby red cardstock from my stash, As You Like It want to know if we prefer Matt or Shiny card/paper... I like Matt as there's a much bigger range of colours, I like the image to "shine" and it's easy enough to add sparkle with embellies :-) I do use pearl paper... and sparkle sometimes, but usually matt. Oh and I'll be entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge as the base of my card is covered in patterned paper!
I added some faux stitching using gel pens. I followed the sketch from Moving Along With The Times, you can see the "following" better in this picture of the card closed :-)) The sentiment is a Kaisercraft stamp, the ink is Versamark, the pearl hearts are from my stash. Aud Sentiments wants to see a Valentine's or Love sentiment, I hope an Anniversary is "Love" enough :-)
On the "inside" of the card, I added a stopper to the centre of the horizontal strip by cutting a cardstock heart with an Mpress Heart die then gluing on a pink (it was white until I Copic-ed it!) resin heart - works a treat
The Paper Shelter and Winter Wonderland have "Lots of Layers" challenges running (and Winter Wonderland is in it's non Christmas phase) so I'm in. Craft Your Passion, Simon Says Challenge, Paper Creator Crafts, Inky Chicks, Art by Miran, Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge and Through the Craftroom Door all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them.
That's it for today's card, hop over to Di's Digis Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's work - hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too; there's a great prize on offer from Jaded Blossom Stamps, and if you use one Di's images you go into an extra draw with a prize of a couple of digis, woo hoo!!
I'll be back in a few days - hopefully! We are going to redeem a voucher tomorrow that my hubby got for his 60th birthday... nine months ago! It's for a joy flight in a Tiger Moth... he's torn between being excited and terrified (he doesn't even "do" rollercoasters - he used to 'watch the bags' while I took the kids on fair rides!) I'll let you know how he goes. Mind you we have to ring first thing because they don't fly in thunderstorms and - even though we are in the middle of summer and have had only 8mm (1/3") of rain in the last two MONTHS, you guessed it, there's a thunderstorm forecast tomorrow! Sigh.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna :-)