Hello, Friends! You are so sweet to drop by! I know it's passed Valentine's Day and went back on my promise and made another Valentine's card. My daughter's went missing in the mail, along with a gift card! We are on our way to Charlotte, NC to visit her at college as we speak, so I can hand deliver this one.
A little short on time to get another made, I tried CASING my own that I made for her HERE. Always a big mistake, and it didn't help that this was done after midnight. I really messed up the embossing, but I went with it anyway. This post was more about trying out some photography tips Autumn gave me, and to share a few photos from our weekend together.
Autumn was kind enough to lug along her dies when we met this passed weekend at my friend's lake house, so I could grab another Tutti hearts and butterflies frame from her. I just picked up this cheapo marque alphabet die set at a local big box store, so I gave that a try for my sentiment.
I used my diffuser in a different way this time, using it like a stencil. I embossed my card, laid the diffuser over it, and smeared Distress Micro Glaze on the inside of the heart with my finger. I dipped my card in Iced Spruce and Black Soot DOX inks, and the glaze resisted them leaving a white heart shape. I removed the glaze with a soft cloth, and applied the Seedless Preserves DOX in the heart area, and some to the edges as well.The lacy bits around the edge are the off cuts from the lace die cuts I added to my prior card. I just coated them and the heart die cut with BoBunny glitter paste. Waste not, want not!
We met Autumn's local friends from South Carolina at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour in Columbia, SC. Here's a photo of us that Carol shared with us. Thank you, Carol; I would never think to take a photo! L>R: Carol, Madelyn, Autumn, me and Bonnie. What a FUN weekend and what a fun group of girls! It is a SMALL world we live in! I found out that Madelyn's nephew lives right down the street from me!
And lucky me! They included me in their monthly tag swap this month! Aren't these tags fabulous??! You can see details of Autumn's tag (the middle one) HERE.
I'm sharing with these challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #84 ANYTHING GOES Tutti Designs and Sizzix
Thank you for your visit today and for all your lovely comments! I sure do appreciate them!
Hugs and Blessings!