Thursday, February 7, 2019

Love You So Much

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a pretty card with lots of sparkle and gleam. I never feel particularly constrained to use traditional colors for I think this could totally work as a valentine! ❤❤❤

My card is inspired by the gorgeous mood board from the Winnie & Walter January Color Combo Challenge. Look at those scrumptious colors: Mint, Gold, and Silver. Totally swooning here!!

I already had a pretty mint-colored smooshed background on hand, but it was a challenge for me to use both gold and silver along with it....since I usually don't mix metals. Embossing powder to the rescue!!! 

I heat embossed my background image with both gold and silver. I sprinkled the first color over just a couple parts of the rose background, being careful to tip the excess powder away from the image, and melted it as usual. The Versamark ink was still sticky on the other parts so I could easily sprinkle the second color over it and emboss as usual. Love the effect!!!

I wanted to use the love sentiment but the die cut seemed to get visually lost in the background pattern. To remedy that, I put some vellum down first to set it off. The translucent strip gives just enough contrast so the sentiment doesn't vanish! :)

Here's another shot so you can see the gleam of the embossing and of the DCWV Mercury Glass matting panel. Love love love!!!! The little hearts are from the same W&W So Tweet set as the sentiment.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses stamp
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs die set
Versamark Ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder silver and gold
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
DCWV Mercury Glass Stack
Smooshed background on mixed media paper from my stash
Scraps of vellum and various solid cardstock from my stash

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you like my card!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter January Color Combo Challenge
2. Allsorts Challenge #505 - Love
3. Power Poppy - Creative Confetti Challenge - All You Need is Love
4. The Artistic Stamper February Challenge - Heart It
5. Dare2BArtzy February Challenge - LOVE
6. Penny Black and More February Challenge - AG w/ opt of tags
7. Craft Stamper February TIMI Challenge - AG with Stamping
8. Die Cut Divas February Challenge - Love is in the Air
9. Papercraft Challenge #15 - AG opt Valentine or Love
10. Card Mania Challenge #CMC113 - Love is in the Air
11. Double D Challenge - Hearts (any color)
12. Double Trouble Challenge #21 - Flowers + Atlantic Hearts Sketch
13. Lost Coast Challenge #69 - Love and Hearts
14. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Dies/Punches or Hearts
15. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #82

16. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #302 


  1. WOW just beautiful Janis! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Like how you pulled those colors out of the mood inspirational board, beautifully done. And the silver and gold embossing combination is beautiful and the sponging of the blue tops it off...stunning card. No, you didn't meet our twist for "anything with wings" but I think you have struck on the AHSC with the scalloped edges and sentiment to bottom, and the threesome of hearts...I'm sure AHSC would like you to include them in their challenge (link is on our post). Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and your support to our challenge, and please come back.

  3. The vellum worked wonderfully, love your layout and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  4. I love the non traditional colors, and the mixed metals! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  5. The gold embossing looks great, lovely choice of colours and a great sentiment.
    Thank you for joining our 'Love' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. Fabulous combo with the embossed gold and the pale turquoise, really striking!

  7. Love the mix of silver and gold with the open flowers - this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with the Double Trouble challenge :)

  8. The gold and aqua make a lovely colour palette, thanks so much for joining in with our February theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  9. WOW Janis, this is really gorgeous! I was always like you and shied away from using gold & silver on one card. However, my daughter is a jewellery designer and she does it all the time and it looks amazing! I was then intrigued and began doing it on my cards from time to time and have come to love the look. Well done!

  10. This is GORGEOUS!! And the vellum was the perfect solution!

  11. So beautiful and I think the colors are perfect for Valentines day!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!

    1. I am back again, just noticed you have also shared at Penny Black and More as well as Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge. Thank you so much for linking your gorgeous creation there as well! Hope you play along again soon!

  12. WOW, and double WOW!!The mercury glass cardstock works so beautifully with all of that metallic embossing and what a great idea to use vellum under your sentiment. That mini-scenery stamp with the roses really adds such a delicate touch to your design.

  13. Lovely card design! The gold just shines and I like the pop of color! Thank you for joining the Dare 2B Artzy February Challenge! -Tasha ☺

  14. Loving all the sparkle and shine. The smooshed panel is great with the delicate flowers. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.

  15. Oh wow! This card is beautiful! Love those colors, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

  16. Loving the gold! So pretty, I love it!

  17. Pretty cool background. Love the card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  18. I love all of the metallic elements. Your vellum was a perfect solution so your sentiment did not get lost in the background. Pretty card! Thank you for joining the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  19. Beautiful Heat Embossing. I just love all of that gold! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Hearts Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  20. Gorgeous card Janis. The mint and metallics are so beautiful. Love that rose bg stamp and the way you put your sentiment on the vellum. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  21. The gold is just GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! Thank you for joining the Papercraft Business Challenge! -DT Meghan

  22. Wow what a fabulous card you have entered into The Artistic Stamper "Heart It Challenge".

  23. Beautiful card. I like the cluster of hearts over the rose BG. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

  24. Such a beautiful card - I love the light green and gold foil. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  25. What a beautiful Valentine card!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenge !
    Hugs, Veana R.-DT

  26. Hi Janis! So nice to see you've joined us this month at Papercraft Business! I love the heat embossing and the color scheme... the mood board palette is so dreamy! Hope to see you for our upcoming challenges.
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!


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