Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hearts


I was so excited to receive a lovely shipment from Crafty Individuals today...just HAD to use some of my new collection! I've been playing in my Happy Room, just stamping up a storm...no cooking, no eating, no cleaning (snort), just stamping! I know UK stampers are familiar with this company, but I only recently discovered them, and am just thrilled to have some of their fabulous product to work with! If you enjoy collage imagery, you'll LOVE them! They use their own photography and painted artwork for all their collage images and papers, and they're simply wonderful...SO unique...remind me of Monet's Impressionist art.

The challenge for Wednesday Stamper is to use hearts in a different way, and the Cuttlebug challenge is to create a card of a different shape. I used a wooden heart as a template, cut the shape out of folded cardstock, then covered it with this fabulous collage paper from Crafty Individuals. Then I created a heart shaped mask, and used it to stamp this Crafty Individuals image on the bottom with Versafine black ink. I used a Cuttlebug border embossing folder to emboss little stem and flower shapes on each side, and dotted some copper coloured Stickles on the flower parts. I also stamped and white-embossed the butterfly from that image on vellum, cut it out, and glued it to the top left. Finally, I used the Stickles to further define the masked heart shape, and edged the card with Krylon 18Kt gold leafing ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!

26 comments:

herminesplace said...

Lovely card

Mrs J said...

Deborah, this is beautiful! Great heart shape and I love the embossing on the sides, beautifully highlighted with the Stickles!
Thanks for taking part at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/.
Hugs Mrs Jx

Shelly Hickox said...

This is gorgeous!!

Allison said...

lovely shape for the challenge, great card, thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisoNX

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This is lovely, Deborah! I'm a big fan of CI, too. Wish it was easier to get over here!

Lynn Stevens said...

Very Pretty

Julie Mutch said...

Yeah, happy mail, ya gotta love it! The stamps that you used from Crafty Individuals are beautiful. Great job on the heart, it's just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the background paper it is very impressionistic. I missed a bunch of your entries all gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the background paper it is very impressionistic. I missed a bunch of your entries all gorgeous!

Helen F. said...

Sooo pretty. I really like the colors and the glitter. The heart Shape Card is perfect for Valentine's Day.

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful Deborah!! there is no stopping you with Crafty Individuals!!
isa x

Stempelchaotin said...

Woo this is just perfect.
Wonderful card. Love them.

Rosie said...

Deborah - this is so pretty! I'm a huge CI fan myself!
As for heart-shaped sequin waste... it was a RAK package from a crafty friend. But if you like, I'll ask her where she bought it!!

scotspanda said...

beautiful card hunni, love the paper so pretty :o)

did your images arrive yet hun? It feels like ages since I sent them

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

JennK said...

Wonderful card!! THanks for playing along with us this week.

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card...love the heart shape!! Great job with the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

~Lea

Beth Norman said...

This is another lovely piece of art. I'm off to check out the link.

J and Z said...

beautiful and it shows your happiness!!

Beth said...

Oh Deborah this card is gorgeous love the colors you used on it.

Christine said...

Beautiful project, Deborah! I love the colors!

Thanks so much for participating in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

Silvia said...

How beautiful. Love your heart.

Meda said...

Your heart is so stylish! I love the gold edge and the glitter flowers.
Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
Meda

Jennifer said...

Hi Deborah! This is Jennifer (from COC), aka Vistgirl. How are you? I'm so glad I came across your blog! Such a collection of beauty you have here! I've always admired your cards and you inspired me to try different things. I started my own blog just a few weeks ago. Hope to see you visit! Take care!
Jennifer

Cassie said...

very cute! i love the way you used the border embossing on the edges and then the little bits of sparkle.
thanks for joining us this week on the cuttlebug be inspired challenge!

Shirley said...

How lovely!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Thanks for doing the challenge with us. Hope to see you again!

Hugs~Becky
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com