Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Hearts Galore

Hello everyone, hope you're having a good week so far. First up are apologies from me for my lack of visiting the last week or so. I'm up to my eyes in work again and have struggled to find time for my DT commitments, let alone doing any blogging. Hopefully this won't continue for too long and I'll pop over as soon as I can so catch up with you all.
I did find a little time to do some all important crafting though - my hubby's Valentine card! He doesn't like anything too fussy, frilly or pink so here's what I came up with and I'm very happy to say that he loves it.

I used a favourite Tim Holtz texture fades embossing folder and inked the panel with Barn Door, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves and Vintage Photo Distress inks.
I made a second panel with kraft card embossed with the Papermania squared pattern Triboss folder. I added both panels to the buff card blank, overlapping them.
I then die cut a heart shape from kraft card using the Papermania hearts set and stamped on this with Gathered Twigs and Fired Brick DIs and a Viva Decor flourish stamp. I added this to the card with foam tape.
I embossed a scrap of card with the Cuttlebug polka dot folder then inked this with Fired Brick and Seedless Preserves DI and swiped Gathered Twigs over the raised areas. I then used the smallest heart die to cut out the tiny hearts which I set on the raised squares.
I finished off with computer generated text, printed on kraft card and lightly stamped with the flourish and brown ink.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Masculine Valentine
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Be My Valentine
The Sunday Stamper - I Will Always Love You (in tribute to Whitney Houston -such sad news)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone and hope you've had a lovely day.
Fliss xx


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic piece, great background.

Daniele said...

what a great card, love how you used the TH embossing folder

Deborah said...

Gorgeous, Fliss - a perfect male card.

Victoria said...

Love the combination of the embossing folder and that gorgeous stamped heart.

Sally H said...

A stunning card. Not surprised he loves it. Hope you get more crafting time soon x

Yvonne Garner said...

I love this, Fliss! The design and the colors used are stunning! Happy Valentine's Day! Yvonne

Hels Sheridan said...

such a fab design Fliss... love the texture and elements on your card... thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper x

Ephemera said...

Lovely card Fliss, the heart is gorgeous and the design is beautiful and striking no wonder Hubby loved it. XX

Meggymay said...

Love the textures, its a gorgeous card.
. Yvonne x

Nancy Wethington said...

This is very pretty. The background looks amazing and so textured and the heart with the stamping is brilliant. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Purple Crazy said...

great card, lovely textures, thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous manly card Fliss! Awesome background!

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous textures going on there Fliss! fabulous!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Fliss this is simply beautiful, that textured panel, the heart, wow, this is absolutely superb, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB.
Lorraine x

Patti P. said...

Fliss, I know your hubby had to love this! So much texture and love the swirls on your heart. So glad you could share this week with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is awesome for DH! love that embossing for texture - perfect offset with the swirls (-:
thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow !