Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love...

Hello again!  As promised, I'm posting another Valentine today which is actually being published on the same day as my last. (It was a late night last night.)  This one's very simple, and I was able to use my brand new Impression Obsession Heart Flourish die. I love those delicate flourishes, and it makes me happy to shift my gears to a more feminine card this time.


Nothing too amazing here, but I did enjoy putting to use some of my paper stash...yes, I do own some softer looking papers!  I began with another upcycled store bought invitation, covering the back with coordinating card stock, and adding gesso to the front edges. I cut two more layers of plain white paper for the front and distressed the edges. I edged the bottom most layer with Versamark ink and dusted and embossed with PINK Frantage!  I think I'm turning into a "pink" person! While I had the Frantage out, I also embossed the heart portion of the die cut.

For my background panel, I chose a polka dotted paper, and inked up a Inkadinkadoo script stamp with Victorian Velvet Distress ink to lay down some text. "Love" (Rubber Stampede) was heat embossed in white. I had to tape off a portion of the stamp before inking so it would fit in with my design.

The arrow is a Spellbinders die, and I embossed with Aged Silver Frantage and my new Opalettes embossing enamel "Wild Hibiscus". Oh, I do love the contrast of the metals and enamels with the softness of the dies, background, and sentiment.




This card was so easy, I made two more while dinner was in the oven-- minus the Frantage! Pink for my daughter, red for my Mother and Father in Law and brown from my brother and sister in law. The bottom shot shows how I covered that horrible "I bought this cheap card in a pack from Target" insignia. I love turning trash into treasure!






I would like to enter my PINK card into the following inspiring challenges:
-Scrapy Land Challenge # 35 Anything Goes I used a Spellbinders die and a Impression Obsession die.


Thank you for your visit today and for your lovely comments!  I read and appreciate each and every one!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow, they are all absolutely stunning, Sara!! I love the frantage along the edge on the first one - so creative!! The hearts look amazing!! The arrow is such an awesome touch!! Love these my friend!! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. What a super heart die Sara, love all your romantic touches of soft pink Frantage. I'm rather addicted to my embossing powders at present.
    Julie x

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  3. Wow you have been busy! Sorry haven't managed to comment on everything. Just logging off and this caught my eye so thought I would stop by and say hi!!! Love this card - so feminine but love the shabby feel! Nxxx

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  4. All your cards are gorgeous, but my favorite is the Pink one! I, too, am a pink girl! That IO Heart Flourish looks amazing on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful, Sara! I love your use of the beautiful frilly heart die as your focal point. Funny thing, I have that same die and cut a piece of Graphic 45 paper with it for this challenge, but I couldn't get it to fit in properly with the design, so it's waiting for use on a different project. I lam having tons of fun seeing your 'soft side'! Everything you create is a treasure!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  6. oh Sara - I love that die - its a real beauty - gorgeous xx

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  7. Wow! Top marks for the repurposed cards again! These are all so beautiful, but must say the addition of frantage does look SO good! Now Sarah, if you are becoming a 'pink' person what are your Halloween creations going to look like? Actually I could set you a challenge here...!!! Big Hugs, Chrisx

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  8. You are definitely on a roll with those purchased card blanks Sara, these cards are stunning, I especially love the frantaged one, that is a great die cut! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Ohhh yes - so dainty and feminine... just EXQUISITE. So refreshing - light, airy, and lovely. The frantage is the perfect addition for the pink one but the other two look really great without it too. And that heart flourish die is truly very special. This would not be easy for me to make. I admire the way you can go from creating projects with such depths of texture and layers.... to creating such a delicate and sweet card. You always thrill me with your creativity Sara. These are all three just wonderful. HAPPY VALENTINE'S Day. XX j.

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  10. Beautiful cards, Sara! Love that heart die!

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  11. Beautiful cards Sara, love the arrow die cut, I thought for sure it was a metal piece, wonderful transformation! Deb xo

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  12. So pretty Sara Emily, the diecuts work perfectly over the bought papers and a touch of frantage on the pink one looks gorgeous, who can resist a touch of bling? Xxx

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  13. Sara, everything you create is art! Stunning cards, especially that pink one! Your heart die is awesome and I love the arrow! A touch of frantage is a cherry on top! Such a delicate and feminine card! A very special one with such a wonderful depth of layers! Super creative and inspirational cards, my friend! Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  14. Gorgeous cards! The fran-tage really kicked the design up a notch!
    It's official. That heart die has been added to my wish list. :) Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

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  15. Lovely delicate work - this would definitely win someone's heart.
    Alison xx

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  16. Such a stylish card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x DT

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  17. I have to say I absolutely favor the pink card- just gorgeous!!! I love everything about it- so feminine!! xoxo

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  18. I prefer the pink card as well and the sparkly frantage around the edge - so pretty! At first glance,the arrow looks like real metal - I'm amazed that it is embossing powder. Impression Obsession dies are wonderful to work with as they cut so well. The heart flourish on your card will definitely be on my wish list. Thanks also Sara for your recent visit to my blog. Stamping hugs, Sharon

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  19. Fun card Sara! Thanks for joining us on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

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  20. Okay, my fave is the brown one, then the red, then the pink. But the red is a very close first with the brown. All 3 are gorgeous and so fedtive for the holiday! What wonderful details and that Frantage is awesome sauce of course! Love the little arrow and the script Love! Fantabulous design and the devil is in the details and the details are wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  21. Very classy! I love all the colour combinations you have used.
    Thank you for joining in with the ‘Love Is In The Air’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

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  22. Delicate and classy! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

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  23. Another lovely card Sara, I especially love the metallic arrow. Thanks so much for joining us for the Frilly and Funkie "Love is in the Air" challenge. :)

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  24. This is lovely, Sara Emily! The arrow is amazing...I thought it was made from metal...so nice work! And I love the pink Frantage! So fun to work with! Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Love is in the Air" Challenge!

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  25. Oh love these soft and romantic tones! The scrolly heart is gorgeous and the frantage is fabulous with this - just the right amount of grunge for this piece. So beautiful, you are so talented!!! BTW, I am over the moon about your F&F embossing win - you so nailed the challenge!!! So happy you took the medal!

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  26. Beautiful card - love that heart flourish die.
    Thanks for playing along at In the Pink this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  27. Lovely card Sara, thank you for joining in the fun at The Artistic Stamper - Debs DT

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  28. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

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  29. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.... 'nuff said!

    Thank you for sharing in our Love, Love, Love challenge. We hope to see you back again.

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers

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  30. Oh I really like the feminine colours and I love the arrow die! Great card - Thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers this time.

    Jackie

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