Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MC Feb/16 - Carnations - Amour - Love You Forever


OK so I'm making another Love card... couldn't resist with Suzanne's newest eCut files released this week on Silhouette... "Amour" & "Flourished Heart Motif"

And since we're in French mode, might as well add the Eiffel tower. BIG GRIN... and the background are all beautiful French words...

Love the carnations I made using rice paper. So much better than tissue paper. Has some strength to it but is still as soft and moldable as tissue.

So I cut a white piece of cardstock and stamped the background (Heidi Swapp) using Distress "Pumice Stone". Layered it onto a red textured side folded card.


eCut the "Amour" and "Flourished Heart Motif" from white cardstock, also cut a shadow layer for the text and a blackout layer for the heart. Applied Versafine "Smokey Grey" to the text and embossed with silver embossing powder. Applied Versafine "Satin Red" to the shadow layer and embossed with "Chinese Red" embossing powder. Applied the grey and silver embossing to the heart flourish. Inked the wing ends with the red and embossed with the Chinese red. Applied quickie glue to the heart area and sprinkled with Stickles "Star Dust" glitter. Adhered the 2 layers together.

Die cut the "Eiffel Tower (Spellbinders") from white cardstock, inked with the grey and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Oil Rubbed Bronze" embossing powder.

The carnations were die cut (Sizzix Tim's Movers & Shapers "Mini Tattered Floral" set) from white rice paper (7 flowers for each carnation...). Placed on my craft mat in the 7 pce stack and sprayed, dabbed with a mix of Distress stain Spray "Candied Apple" diluted with water and Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearls" added to the mix. Then sprayed with some water as well. When dry, touched the edges with a Distress marker "Worn Lipstick". Tooled the petals with a large balled stylus on some foam. Folded one petal in half, in half again and in half a 3rd time. Pinched the bottom a bit to flare the folds. Repeated with 3 more flowers, then adhered these 4 together at the bottom only. Adhered the 3 other flowers in the centers, shifting the petals so they sit between the previous layers petals., then put a good drop of glue in the center and adhered the center cluster. Set aside to dry.

Adhered all my elements and added a silver Sari bow.

Sponged around the edges with a dirty red sponge.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design "Calligraphic Love Bits..." 6pcs) using the red all over and then touching here and there with Black Onyx, and clear embossing.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Monthly Feb  Love is in the air
Penny Black at All Sorts  monthly Feb  use a stamp and a die
Sir Stamps a Lot  Monthly Feb anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #298 anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  dies or punches
Deep Ocean Challenge  #122  hearts
Fantastic Tuesday  #123  so in love
The House That Stamps Builts  #DCC210 hearts
Sweet Stampin Challenge  all you need is love
Corrosive Challenges  #2 love
Opus Gluei  #220  your favorite colors (well today it's red & white... ROFL)
We Love to Create  #4 anything goes mixed media
Pile It On Challenge  #101 home made embellies
Quirky Crafts  #2 red or pink + black & white
Cupcake Inspiration  #346 white, berry, silver
The Paper Shelter  #235  Valentine's
Penny's Challenges  #264 favorite color or embellies (red and home made flowers...)
Lil Red Wagon  #328 Valentine's
City Crafter  #298 inspir image (see below)

32 comments:

Kathy S said...

This card has it all. Glitz, glam and flowers. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us at The House That Stamps Built add a heart challenge. Good Luck.

Team Clark said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! WOW!

Andie Miller said...

Such a bright and beautiful card! Very much in the mood of this week before valentines day. So glad you joined the City Crafter Challenge.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Yogi. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Sandy said...

Gorgeous work! Wow Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Have a great week.
-Sandy, DT Sweetie

Ellibelle said...

A very beautiful Valentine's card, love the embossed background and such gorgeous colors!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More!

Diane MacDonald said...

Wish I could see this beautiful card in real life. I'm sure the photo does not do it justice. Thanks for your directions on how to create it. Love the carnation, too.

Stella said...

You sur eknow how to nail a theme. This is spot on and gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love, love, love those carnations!. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge. Hope to see your work again soon, Elizabeth (DT)

brenda said...

A really stunning Valentines creation Yogi and yur flowers are beautiful.

Many thanks for joining in with our February themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Shirley said...

A beautiful card Yogi. The Parisian look works so well for Valentiine.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.

Shirley

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous card Yogi, I love your design and those carnations are stunning. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wonderful card for Valentines Yogi, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our new challenge tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful with all the embossing and e-cuts, Yogi! I have many embossing powders that I rarely use. I must make a point...

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - this is amazing. I think the die cuts are wonderful and I do like the scripty background too. Very romantic! Thanks so much for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week! Deborah, DT

Wedgie said...

Super cute card!
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous creation Yogi. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations
Viv (DT)

Eva Ng said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva Ng, Sweetie DT -

Call me Naki said...

Ooh la la! This is gorgeous! I love all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Donna said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna(DT)

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Rosemary said...

Tres magnifique!!!! Yogi, you do beautiful work and this is just the latest in your treasure trove of lovelies! Those rice paper carnations are so absolutely perfect for another pop of color and for keeping the romantic theme going! Your cards are amazing, they have such creativity! Opus Gluei loves to see your name pop up because we know we are in for a treat! Thank you for being such a loyal follower and sharing your projects with us!

Karen said...

So beautiful!
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs & Good Luck!

Karen.DT. xx
www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Yogi! What an elegant design, great colours and stamps! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations and good luck!

Cheri said...

I keep looking at this creation....it's gorgeous. Thank you for joining the challenge at The House this week.

bello amanecer said...

Gorgeous project! I love every detail!
Thank you very much for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !!!
Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
Lidia DT
http://belloamanecercr.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I think this is one of my favorite color combos. It's, oh, so elegant. Your flowers are gorgeous and I love all the French flair! Thanks for playing in my "Use Some Hearts" challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Michelle said...

This is a lovely creation. Gorgeous colours and design - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Heart Broken Designs said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! Rina, DT Member

Lilibet said...

Great card - Thanks for playing at The Paper Shelter. Good luck, Liz (:(|)x

Pat said...

Really love your card, Yogi. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts challenges this month!

Planetsusie said...

You make some gorgeous cards and this is definitely one of them! I love your style and the embellishments are wonderful. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Love is in the Air) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.