Hi there everybody and welcome back! Before we get started with our challenge this week, have you heard about the sale going on at Flourishes? You really need to check it out....30% off this week! You can read all about it here.
Now, on to the challenge this week. The oh-so-talented Deborah is our hostess this week and she has a beaut for you...."Feel the Love". Yes....just in time for Valentine's Day....you need to incorporate "love" and the color red in your card or project. You can read all of the details of the challenge here.
Now...I don't know about you, but nothing says love quite like chocolate....am I right? So of course, I was instantly drawn to this darling image from the Love Sweet Love set. That sweet little box of chocolates done up in red most certainly evokes love, don't you think? :)
I started by stamping my image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to Flourishes Classic White card stock. I actually stamped it three times and fussy cut and stacked each layer with glue dots to give it a little more dimension. The rest of the card is made up of die cuts from my most favorite die set from Marianne Design...it's called Anja's Squares and it still makes me giddy to use it...perfect for a Valentine, right? I also used Spellbinders Heart and Scalloped Heart dies to build up my sentiment area. Speaking of sentiment, isn't this one gorgeous? I love the font! It is in the same set as the image and it is perfect for a Valentine for my Matt. The rest of the card came together pretty quickly using more Classic White card stock and some pretty papers from Carta Bella's "Beautiful Moments" 6x6 pad. After I die cut the pink heart, I decided it needed a little something else so I put it back in the die and pierced a border around the heart to give a little more detail. To finish it off, I added a few sparkly gems and we're done! Here's a close up of those sweet little chocolates...
This brings back precious memories of when I was in elementary school and we had Valentine's Bags so all of your classmates could put your Valentines in it. One year, somebody put a heart shaped box of chocolates (much like this one) on my desk because it would't fit in the bag! Oh, what a wonderful day that was! Now if this doesn't make you want to haul out your paper, scissors, and glue and get to work on your own Valentine, I don't know what will! But before you get to work, please make sure you check out what my wonderful team mates have created for your inspiration...you will definitely be feeling the love there.....and make sure you leave a little blog love for them in return! I am so glad you were able to stop by today....take care and I can't wait to see what you create! Til next time.....
Stamps: Love Sweet Love
Paper: Flourishes Classic White card stock, Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments" 6x6 pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Stampin' Up!-Bravo Burgundy
Dies: Marianne Design-Anja's Squares; Spellbinders Nestabilities Heart and Scalloped Heart sets
Other: gems-Stampin' Up!
And these Copic colors: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, RV11, RV13, RV14, BV000, C3, YG11, YG13, YG17, G28, E40, E42, E44, E47, E49, E51, E55, E57, E59