Monday, 13 February 2012

Hearts and Flowers

Good morning folks, hope that you all had a good weekend and are managing to keep warm in this rather chilly spell of weather.
Monday is here again so we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. We're continuing with Suzanne's lovely theme for the month of February which is (what else??!) Romance and this week it's all about Hearts and Flowers.

I've been playing yet again with my Vintage Blue set of stamps by Glitz Design which I think you'll agree is just perfect for romantic cards.
I made the background paper by inking it up with Tattered Rose and a little Victorian Velvet Distress inks then stamped the lovely rose design on with the Victorian Velvet. This stamp is quite large so it makes a background really quickly which is just as well here as my card base is 8x8.
I next made a central border by stamping Hampton Arts distressed stripes with first Victorian Velvet and then VersaFine Crimson Red. When this was dry, I sponged on some Tattered Rose to deepen the colour.
I hand cut the heart from white card and stamped on the rose with the crimson ink. I then masked off part of the text image from set set with masking tape as I wanted just the text. I inked the stamp up with crimson ink, peeled off the masking tape and then stamped the text on the heart. I inked the edges with the Tattered Rose DI.
I stamped the little birds from the set with crimson ink and cut these out. I then assembled the card as you see adding a lace border cut with a Marianne Designs lace border die.

A quick reminder that our February sponsor is Marianne Design and here's the lovely prize on offer this month.

We can't wait to see what you come up with this week as the entries for the last challenge were amazing and we had such difficulty choosing a top 3.

Challenges for my card:
Addicted To Stamps - Valentine's Day/Love
Creative Inspirations Paint - Hearts
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine
The Squirrel & the Fox - Valentine's Day
Rogue Redhead Designs - Use A Stamped Background (everything on my card is stamped)
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Red, White, Pink

Have a great week and thanks for looking.
Fliss xx


Ephemera said...

Beautiful card, love your background looks so vintage, and the gorgeous stamped heart is perfect. XX

craftattack said...

Beautiful card! Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Beautiful card Fliss, x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fliss,,,happy Monday to you lol:) Your card is another beauty - lovely vintage feel with great stamping! Suz xx

Val said...

Really beautiful Fliss - truly a card for romance.

The Rogue Redhead said...

Fliss, this is gorgeous! Nice to see you over at RRD!


Suzi B said...

I so like this card.. the rose stamp is awesome I've been across to gaze longingly at the stamp set... gorgeous
suzi b xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a cute card Fliss, you can almost hear the birds sing.

greetings, Alie :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Fliss! Love the birds!
Love Pearl x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Fliss, love the soft colours, the stamps are gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING!!! LOVE the roses image--so fabulous! And those little birdies are too cute! :)

Dodici said...

Such a gorgeous card,Fliss!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card.

Valerie said...

Beautiful, delicate card Fliss and using my favourite DI! Very French, very vintage:)
Val x

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. The colors and images are so lovely. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

Susie said...

Stunning card - love the colour, layout and the heart looks amazing! Thanks for joining our Valentine theme at Dream Valley. Susie x

arjette said...

It's beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

gr. arjette.

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card, you are right, just perfect stamps for that romantic feel.

Thanks for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox - hope we'll see you again soon!


Teresa said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in our Valentines challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Teresa xx

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very nice card. love the colors used! Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS. Good luck with the challenges.

Just A Pac Rat

melsanford said...

A really beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx