Saturday, February 4, 2012

I Heart Embossing

Saturday again? Wow! Guess it's time for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner! Our hostess this week is Sharon Wheet, and she has a recipe challenge: make a Valentine's Day card or project that includes a heart, something that sparkles or shines, and the colors pink, kraft and gray. I decided to do a clean and simple project this week - not that CAS means it necessarily took me any less time! LOL! It took me a few false starts to get to my final design, which I quite like after all is said and done...

For my colors I picked Crumb Cake and Basic Gray (of course) and my pinks are Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette. I pulled out several of the mini catalog products for Valentine's Day on this one. The main image and the banner behind it come from the set called Take It to Heart, and the sentiment is from P.S. I Love You. The big heart was cut with the heart Framelits. Those cute little hearts are made with the heart embosslit, and I used one of the new embossing folders to make the row of hearts on the card base. As if that wasn't enough embossing, I put the image onto a "fabric" panel of gray cardstock embossed with the houndstooth folder. (When it was all put together I sort of wished I'd used DP instead, but this is what I'm going with!) Finally I just needed some bling, and the rhinestones did the trick.

Now I'm in a Valentine's mood - how about you? I hope you will want to get out your supplies and play along with this challenge. We wouldn't exist without all the fabulous stampers who participate with us each week! And a big welcome to our wonderful new DT members, who are posting with us for the first time this Saturday. Please stop by the OCC blog to show some love to our fabulous team!

Before I go I want to say thanks to everyone out there who's reading - I wish I could post more often, but right now I'm pursuing new treatment for my TMJ issues, which involves PT at least twice a week and occasional trips into Boston, and I'm also trying to pick up additional freelance work. So the chances I will get to do much stamping are slim these days. Boo hoo! I do appreciate all my readers, followers and subscribers, and thanks for sticking with me!