Friday, February 15, 2013

Love is still in the Air

I am a bit late posting my Valentines Day card, but I figure why not celebrate all weekend long!

I created this card for one of my closest friends. We always sign our emails and such with XOXO. I thought the scrap piece of paper from the Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper stash was perfect for the sentiment.

The background is a piece of white cardstock embossed with the Tim Holtz Swirls embossing folder. I then inked the raised swirls with Black Soot Distress Ink.

The hearts are grungeboard. I colored them red using the Aged Mahogany Distress Stain and for a bit of sparkle I added Barn Door Distress Stickles.

I added a piece of trimmings to the side of the card and some heart bling to the bottom to finish the card off.

My gift to my friend was a gift certificate and of course I did not want to just throw that in the card. I made a matching sleeve for the gift card using the Tim Holtz Pocket Envelope Die.

I am submitting this to two wonderful challenges: The Frilly and Funky Lacy Heartsy Valentine Challenge and the Scrapbooker's Blog Playing in Paradise #104 - Add a Little Sparkle Challenge.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a day full of Love!

14 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Stacy! Your friend will love it (no pun intended ;)).

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  2. Beautiful Valentine's day card. Fantastic embossing - love how you've inked it; it creates such a wonderful effect. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise with us this week.

    Hugs, Dawn

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  3. What a fabulous card! LOVE that background. It is so cool. The hearts and bling suit it beautifully. I'm really glad you joined us at Playing in Paradise this week!

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  4. You can celebrate everyday!!! Love the sparkly card! Fab!!!!

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  5. Hello Stacy,

    it can be Valentine whenever you want it to be :)
    I especially like the background : the swirls really stand out. How did you get them inked without getting ink on the white background ! ?! ( I would make a mess...)

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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  6. Beautiful, sparkly card ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  7. Love the background, thanks for joining us at frilly and Funkie trace x

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  8. What a sweet card to make for your friend. Love all the sparkle and shine. Thank you for Playing in Paradise with us this week.

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  9. Hi Stacy~ love that embossed background and heart! and so sweet! Thanks for joining us at F&F!!

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  10. Very cool - love that you swiped the raised swirls with black - it looks almost like distressed metal work. And great use for the pocket card die to hold a gift card. So great to have you joining in the fun with us this time at Frilly and Funkie!

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  11. What a great card! I love that white background with the raised swirls inked black! What a great idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  12. Very nice card, I love the added texture and sparkle. Thank you for joining us for Playing in Paradise this week.

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  13. I myself have a soft spot for 'xoxo' :) I love all the fun details - the ribbon, the heart-shaped bling, and the fun inking on the embossed piece! So glad you could play in Paradise with our SPARKLY challenge :)

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