Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Two Hearts


We had joyous news over the holidays - my nephew and the son of dear friends both announced their engagements to long-time girlfriends. How exciting! I wanted to create cards for these two couples which would capture their joy and our delight. The style needed to appeal to the young people, so I went for a clean and simple style that still had lots of interest.

The cardstock for the front of this project is a heavy, creamy card with a velvety finish. It was cut at 5 1/2 inches. I don't know the name of this card as it was included in a box of samples. The base card is cut at 5 3/4 inches from Stardream Metallic cardstock.

The solid heart on this card was cut with Cricut's Plantin cartridge at 4 inches and embossed with Sissix's Stripes. The intricate heart was cut with Memory Box's LaRue Heart, which was then adhered to another piece of card just to give it stability as I planned to use pop dots to raise it up a bit. I then trimmed around the die cut heart. The 2 1/2 strip with embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots. Then all edges and some of the detail were sponged with Distress Ink Tea Dye. The layers were adhered with Scor-Tape and Pop Dots.


The Stampin Up "Love" was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in copper. A few dots of copper Liquid Pearls wrapped it up.

This card will be entered in the The Paper Players challenge - Love is in the Air.

4 comments:

  1. How lovely, Deb!!
    Jo
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  2. Deb this is wonderful. I love the hearts and the way you did the sentiment. Your liquid pearl dots turn out better than mine...lol Great card Deb...joann sassy raggedy

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  3. Deb, what a wonderful excuse to make cards! Congratulations to both of the couples. Love all the texture you created on the background and on the individual hearts. I also love that you kept a simple color scheme. So glad you shared this "love"ly card with the Paper Players
    jaydee

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  4. Congratulations, Deb, what great news and a great reason to make cards. I think both couples will appreciate your modern, beautiful card. I especially like the intricately cut heart. Thanks for sharing with The Paper Players!

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