Thursday, January 9, 2014

MC Jan/14 - eCut Heart Flourish - Missing You & XOXO


ID: MC Jan/14 - eCut Flourish heart - XOXO
I got my newest Quietfire Design Valentine stamps a couple days ago... and this is the first chance I've had to play with them. Love them and I've also used one of the newest eCut design that Suzanne put on the Silhouette Online store. Love it too BIG GRIN. I think I'll be sending a few Valentine's cards this year...

Both these cards use the Heart Flourish Calligraphy eCut file. And the valentine's rubber can be found: XOXO Calligraphic Love Bits set & Missing You This Heart Longing set

 For the XOXO card, I created a stencil of calligraphed monoline words done within a rectangle, then cut out with my electronic cutter from .007 Graffix clear plastic. (words: Love U More; Be Mine; Happy Valentine's Day; Forever; My heart Belongs to U; friendship; Hugs Kisses & More Hugs.)

I side folded my white card 4.5"w x 7.5"h. Sponged distress "Festive Berry" through the stencil and embossed with Pearlescent embossing powder. Put the stencil back in place slightly off set and sponged with "Walnut Stain" and clear embossed.
eCut the heart from white cardstock, direct to paper with the red and clear embossed. Adhered to card and then used Tim's tiny attacher and stapled it here and there.

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock and just hand cut around the design, adhered to card.

I decided it needed something more... So stamped the flowers (Hero Arts "Luscious Frames") on my newest acquisition - Drafting Vellum (love the feel of this stuff...) using Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder, then hand cut around the flowers, used a large balled stylus to give it a bit of shape and adhered to card using hot glue gun. As a final touch added the dots in the center of the flowers using a Viva Glitter Liner "Holo Iridescent".

For the next card I was more in a romantic mood... I side folded my white card 4.25"w x 5.5"h. Sponged a bit of the "Festive Berry" on the right hand edge. Punched out the lace border from another piece of white cardstock and adhered over the red edge. Then adhered a piece of white Ruche cardstock to the center of the card front and finished of the left side with another new item the beaded lace ribbon adhered with my glue gun.

eCut the heart flourish from white cardstock, sponged heavily with the red, and embossed with Tsukineko "Sparkle" embossing powder (something else new...). adhered to card and added some white pearl flourishes.

Another new acquisition, a pack of Lutradur in 2 weights. I pulled out a thin sheet and cut with my eCutter in one of the rose spiral shapes. Colored it after it was cut with Distress Stains "Festive Berry" and dabbed with some of the "Picket Fence" then smooshed the wetness a bit. Dried it  Used a bead making tool to coil the flower and my hot glue gun to adhere the base, both to create the flower and then to adhere to the card. I really liked working with the Lutradur, not as stiff as cardstock.

Stamped the sentiment with the black.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black at All Sorts  Monthly Jan/14  Love is in the air
Stampotique Designers Challenge  Monthly Jan/14  use something new
Craft Your Passion Challenge  #195  fancy borders
Incy Wincy Designs  #227 use your 3 favorite embellies (eCut designs, hand made flowers, pearls)
MIM Challenge  #126  embossing
Paper Take Weekly  anything goes - optional something new
Inky Impressions  #140 something new
Lil Red Wagon  #219 make a generic card (XOXO  (not BD or Thank You etc...)
Sisterhood of Crafters  #1 use something new

 Anything Goes:
The Crafting Cafe  Monthly Jan/14
Card Makin Mamas  #77 
Lexis Creations  #107
Stamps Fun Creativity  #184
Loves Rubber Stamps  #85
TTCRD  Challenge  #7 - 13
Penny's Challenge  #159













26 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Mmmm, look at those pretty flowers and that cool Silhouette cut background! Beautiful Valentines!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful card, very striking! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas - good luck! Susan x

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful and cleverly made too - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Basslady said...

very romantic and lovely!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

Suzi B said...

Such lovely cards. thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi B x

JanR said...

Ooooh....I really like that diecut background. So fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Katie Stringer said...

What a beautiful card
Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
Hugs katie x

Nikki said...

Gorgeous card. Love that eCut file you have used. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

Nikki

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely beautiful Yogi! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Robyn said...

Loveing both cards Yogi. Great use of all the new Quietfire and your cutter and new stuff!

brenda said...

Three really striking cards Yogi and despite the same colours and flourishes you have made each so unique and different.

Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

MommyScraps said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the feel of this one! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Hugs, Adina

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dina said...

wonderful thanks for joining us at sfc

Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful valentine card! The laser cuts look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful valentine card! The laser cuts look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful valentine card! The laser cuts look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just gorgeous! I do love that cut out! Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Amy Andrade said...

Beautiful card! I love your choice of paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Café. Amy A.,DT

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

loved this, loved your card, super cute, Thanks for Joining the Anything Goes ~Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. Hope to see more of your amazing Cards in future challenges.. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

Paper Panda said...

Very pretty cards, thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Lou said...

Love this card. The background is stunning. Thanks for entering our challenge at The Crafting Café. good luck

Lin said...

Oh my what beauties. The first card has such an intricately cut background and those white on white flowers are gorgeous, and the second is just so romantic looking. I treated myself to some Lutradur just before Christmas but haven't broken it out of it's packaging yet! I must follow your example because those flowers are fabulous.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin
Lexi's Creations

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Whisper said...

Oooo very classy and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x