Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lovely texture

Good morning my blogging friends! I hope you are all having a good morning! I have a yummy Valentine to share with you today. Last night I was cutting out about a thousand hearts for my DS's class party. Each grade at his school donates their Valentine craft project to a nursing home every year. This year they are doing the centerpieces and I volunteered to cut out the hearts for their flowers because I have the cricut. Well I'm all finished, but while I was staring at all those hearts, this card popped into my head.

Isn't it purtiful? I used Mel's tips on coloring the red flowers on acetate. (Thank you Mel with your awesomeness, and your wonderful talent and tutorials). The background paper is what I am most thrilled about. Can you believe that it started out as a piece of white CS? I ran it through the cuttlebug and then, using my brayer, layered on some black pigment ink and the heat embossed it with black ep. Then I sponged in every nook and cranny with red pigment ink and then embossed the whole thing with clear ep. The result is a very deep, shiny red accented against the black! I finished it off with some flocked DP scraps that I had, and some black tulle and red ribbon and some clear gems! This is the Valentine that I am giving my hubby! I think he'll like it.
I better sign off and get some things done around here that need to be done.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps: Flowers (Snag Em) Loving Hearts (SU)
Paper: Basic Black, White, DP. Acetate
Inks: Black Stazon, Black Pigment, Red Pigment
Accessories: Ribbon, Tulle, Gems, Black EP, Clear EP
Tools: Cuttlebug, Textile EF, Cricut, Brayer, Sponge

21 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just GORGEOUS! I love it!

Janine said...

This is very nicely done. I love all the components and how you put them together...

merrymstamper said...

oooh...this is gorgeous!! love the ribbon and the texture is indeed lovely!

~Michelle~ said...

This is so pretty Becky....I'm sure he'll love it. Lots of yummy details!!!

Tracy said...

ooh la la this is stunning. I am a bg queen...love to play with them. Yours is quite stunning. Very cool technique you came up with. I have done something similar but just not quite as extensive.

Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us!

XOXO
Tracy
SBS2 Siesta

Samm said...

stunning, love the black and red!

Samm
x

PaperAddict said...

What a lovely valentine! Hope you are enjoying your day!
Catherine

Bonnie said...

Hey Becky!! what a purtiful card!! so much work....he better love it!! heehee!

My Paper World said...

Oooooooh! It's BEAUTIFUL!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!!! This card is stunning Becky!!! I love it and thanks so much for the details!!!

Lesli said...

What an absolutely beautiful card!!! I love the red and black!

Angel said...

beautiful card, becky!

Mel M. M. M. said...

This is supremely gorgeous and I am supremely flattered by your lovely compliment. I can't believe your background paper: Stunning! THAT was white??? LOVE the technique you used with the cuttlebug texture..all I need is a cuttlebug, so I can try it out, sighhhhhh ;0) Mel

Miss C. said...

This is just beautiful! So lovely. Fabulous job.

Corie said...

WOW WOW WOW this is just stunning -- FANTASITC card!!!

Becky said...

So pretty Becky! I love that the kids donate their projects to a nursing home-such a great idea!

chelemom said...

This has so many details!!! Love how this turned out!

Deborah said...

Fantastic hip and gorgeous Valentine's Day card! Deb

Betsy said...

incredible background paper...sounds like a labor of love.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

WOW! This card is absolutely, positively GORGEOUS! You did an amazing job on it! Love the ribbon!

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous card!!!!!!!!!!

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