Friday 10 February 2023

All loved up

As Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, Dawn has set us a challenge with the theme of "all loved up" at Daring Cardmakers this week. 

I’ve gone for hearts and made a fairly masculine card. I’ve also tied in with a couple of other challenges — Lost Coast Designs where the theme is love and hearts along with stamping and Die Cut Divas who would like to see some gold along with using your die cutter. 

I was lucky enough to have my name come out of the LCD challenge hat recently and chose the fabulous Perspective Floor stamp as part of my prize. Of course, being me the first thing I did was something other than use it as a floor! I’ve stamped in a vertical orientation, turned and matched up the pattern (there’s actually a stamp in the LCD catalogue that would do the job for you — it’s called Fourth Dimension — but I’m never one for making things easy for myself, am I?!).

I haven’t used these primitive hearts for ages so it was nice to revisit those. The design sort of evolved a bit, I messed up what I originally planned for the smaller heart and then remembered the Die Cut Divas challenge and covered it all up with gold leafing! I used a two way glue pen and deliberately tried to introduce some texture. It's very shiny and reflective and difficult to photograph!

Perspective Floor  (Lost Coast Designs)
Everyday Petites (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)

Bristol board

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Barn Door, Fired Brick)

Mega Flake by Indigo Blu (Chariot of Fire)
Zig two way glue pen
Primitive Hearts Bigz die (Sizzix)
Stitched rectangles dies A6 size (Paper Rose)



Greta said...

Very creative & love the gold heart!

Wavejumper said...

Wow I am impressed! I thought the BG was a did an amazing and perfect job of matching that up!

The contrast of the red and gold to the black and white is great!

hugs Margot

Cindy C. said...

Great save, and super cool design! Thanks for linking up to our February challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fabulous Valentine, Joanne - just love that checkerboard background with the jumbo hearts!! That textured gold really makes the red pop!! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas too!!

Arlene said...

WOW, a powerful statement with that background. Beautiful card! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our February challenge of using gold.

Laurie said...

The LC background stamp in black and white is just perfect for this - really sets off the two hearts. Stunning! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

ionabunny said...

Isn't that Lost Coast stamp awesome!! I've used it vertically as well and the dimension adds such a wow factor. Love this valentine card Joanne. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity again. Hugz

Dawn said...

The background stamp is amazing and the hearts look stunning. Its giving me an Alice in Wonderland vibe. Love it. x