Saturday, February 01, 2014

Love You Valentine


Hi everyone.  Time for the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Our host for this challenge is the amazingly talented Jaydee (Stampin' with Jaydee), and she chose this timely code word:





Prize:  5 free digis
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)

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Such a perfect word for this time of year ... so I made a Valentine's card for my sweet hubby, Gord.  It is also our 35th wedding anniversary in a few weeks, so the card could be for either occasion.

I used one of the techniques I learned in my recent stenciling class.  I die-cut a heart and used the negative space to create a 3-D heart on my card front by adding crackle embossing paste.  After it dried, I sponged the heart with red ink and then added lots and lots of Crystal Effect (Glossy Accents).  It's hard to see the detail in the picture above, so I'll include a close up.  The paper looks gray in the photo below ... I had to take it in shadows because the light pounces off the Crystal Effects and it was the only way to show the crackle finish.





I cut out the "love you" sentiment with my Cameo.  Definitely starting to use it more and more and learning lots along the way.

We also have a treat for you over at Addicted to CAS ... we have a new guest designer for February.  Please welcome Anni (Annikarten) to our team!  Anni has a wonderfully fun and creative style and I know you're going to be inspired by her cards.  Welcome Anni!

And there's another treat!  Michelle Lupton (Handmade by Michelle) has joined our Design Team.  You are going to love her creative style.  Welcome Michelle!

Just a reminder that the ATCAS challenge (#31 - code word:  Love) runs for two weeks, so you have lots of time to join in the fun !  Hope to see you in the gallery!







Paper:  White, Black
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Heart die (Simon Says), crackle embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, sponge, Silhouette Cameo



21 comments:

  1. When I sae this card I went straight to see how you made the fab texture of the heart. You certainly learnt some great new moves this week! And this is a fabulous example x

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  2. Hi Loll,

    Love the simplicity of this one, beautidul.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Simple, textured, gorgeous, Loll ... stunning! Anita :)

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  4. So glad to see you using your Cameo and that sentiment looks so effective against that gorgeous crackle heart. As always your CASness is outstanding.

    Marie

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  5. How lovely Loll. I love the effect on the heart.
    LoveLea x

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  6. As soon as I saw your card in the inspiration section I knew you had just taken Stenciled - I did too and am working on a crackle project right now. You did a wonderful job, just beautiful!!

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  7. Look at you mastering the Cameo! Love the Love you!!

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  8. Stunning in it's simplicity, Loll! That heart is just wonderful! Really like the font you chose for the sentiment...you're making we want a Cameo!!!

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  9. Ooh, that heart is fantastic, Loll! I love the crackle detail.

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  10. Fabulous use of the crackle embossing paste and the glossy accents! I'm glad you're figuring out your Cameo! Sounds like fun. You should put this card in yesterday's Free for All challenge at SCS - the challenge is to incorporate the word "love" into a card.

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  11. Absolutely perfect CAS card Loll. Love the crackle effect. Gord's going to love it! Special anniversary wishes to you both.

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  12. Wow Loll, the heart is stunning - what an effective technique. Clean and Simple at it's very best - LOVE it!

    Early Anniversary congratulations to you and your hubby - Sylvia x

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  13. Love Love Love (no pun intended) this card! Cool ideas!

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  14. Such a striking card, Loll! Your heart is so pretty with all the crackle and shine, and your sentiment is fabulous!

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  15. Oh! The heart is divine Loll. You rock techniques. :-) Thanks for sharing the 'how to'. A gorgeous Valentines card.

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  16. Loll, this is just awesome, and you have really done super well on your class techniques. This is definitely a winner, and I'm admiring that you're using your cameo more too. You're inspiring me. Now if you could just get me a jump-start so I'd actually get 'at it'...! TFS & Hugs

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  17. wow, wow, wow. That heart is just too good! Love to see you are using your cameo. Looks like you have it down pat now xx

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  18. Loll this is superb, that crackled look on the heart... brilliant!!

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  19. Big congrats on your upcoming 35th Loll! I just love your crackled heart - must try that!

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  20. What a classic! Love this technique and this card!

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