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Monday 20 February 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 62 - A recipe

The challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers was set by Kim, and it is to use a recipe 1 2 3 - 1 image, 2 design papers, and 3 embellishments, one of which must be a heart.

I decided to make my card a valentines day card as a colleague had asked me to make one.

For this card, I used a 6 inch square card base, and to this I added two designer papers, the top one from Papermania's Nostalgia Warm collection (DP1), and the bottom one from a K & Company 6x6 scrapbook designer paper pack (DP2).

I wanted to cover the join, but had no ribbon that matched, so out came my trusty burgundy promarker.  In no time the yellow grosgrain ribbon from my stash was transformed!  I made a small bow out of the same coloured ribbon, and attached it (embellishment 1) using pinflair glue gel.

The image was from a sheet in my stash which I had printed off from a cd I belive, but unfortunately, I have no clue which one it was!

I then stamped two hearts (embellishment 2 and 3) from a See D's ready to cling stamp set using my flitterglu, and covered them with metallic gilding flakes.  As this was a bespoke card, I put the happy couple's initials in the centre of the hearts.

On the ribbon I spelled out the word Valentine using gold peel off letters.  Finally, I cut out two shapes using my nesties from the off cut of the top designer paper. I coloured the edge of the larger of the two shapes using the burgundy pen, and stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in the centre of the smaller.  Before I layered them up, I used the flitterglu and flake combination around the very edge of the larger shape to gild it and make it stand out.  When layered, I attached it to the card using pinflair gel.

The very final touch was some gold peel off photo corners attached to the corners of the card base.

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  1. What a great dynamic card ! Love that gorgeous vintage image and the super colours and layout.


  2. This is such a lovely vintage card - the corners are a great little finishing touch. Cxxx

  3. A truly lovely Valentine's card I love the papers you have used.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. And now I have to persuade myself that I don't need this Flitterglu stuff. It's such a beautiful effect!

  5. Very elegant card, love the image. xx

  6. Love the colours. I wish I could remember my Promarkers when I don't have just the right colour ribbon.
    hugs Kimx

  7. I LOVE the gold and glittery pieces on this--they're fabulous! LOVE the image, too! Fabulous card! :)

  8. Great card, I love the vintage feel you've created, the gilding looks fabulous.


  9. simply stunning - looks so elegant.
    Doreen xx

  10. Aww stunning wee card!
    The gold is just so bold and makes the card so elegant looking!
    Love it all!
    Hugs M xxx

  11. Fabulous design. The way you have your ribbon (beautifully matching with the pros by the way) between the two different papers reminds me of a dado rail and the lovely vintage image above it like some fabulous artwork hanging on the wall!