Thursday, January 24, 2013

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge


Valentine's Day is fast approaching so this week at Joan's Gardens, our challenge is to create a Valentine for someone special. 

Here are the requirements for this challenge:

  • Use pink and white 
  • Use at least one heart
  • Use a pretty border

For my Valentine, I chose to use the new Memory Box "Bingham Heart".  I love the dainty details in this heart.  It was die cut using green card stock then again using pink.  All the little pink flowers were sniped off and glued onto the green heart.  I die cut a solid heart using the MFT "Layered Heart" die and glued the Bingham Heart along the edges.  The reason I die cut the solid heart is because the background piece was embossed with the eBosser "Gracious Argyle" embossing folder and it would have been hard to stamp the pretty sentiment from the Our Daily Bread "Sentiments Collection" on the embossing.  On the Left side of the card I added the Memory Box "Contempo Circle Border".  In the right side corners, I added a Cheery Lynn die cut corner.  When I stamped the sentiment, the little hearts were outlined in black, so I used the Martha Stewart "Loops Heart" corner punch to get the little pink hearts to glue in the center of the three hearts stamped in the sentiment.  The three little hearts from that punch fit perfectly.  To complete the card, I added Kaiser Craft pink rhinestones along the left side and in the center of the flowers.  

I hope you will join us in our challenge this week.  I am sure there is someone special you who would love to receive a Valentine from you.  


Memory Box Bingham Heart (98499)
Memory Box Contempo Circle Border (98451)
MFT Die-namics Layered Heart
eBosser "Gracious Argyle" embossing folder
Cheery Lynn Corner (B164)
Our Daily Bread "Sentiments Collection" (E334)
Martha Stewart "Loops Heart" corner punch for small hearts on sentiment.
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones 

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18 comments:

Pssequimages said...

OH MY GOSH---what a knock-you-over gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration, Selma.

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Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the added bling- great die too..!

Elly said...

SO beautiful!!!

Memaw said...

So delicate - love the dies -great work as usual.
Judy

Memaw said...

So delicate - love the dies -great work as usual.
Judy

Kathy said...

This is so gorgeous!!! I love it! Blessings! Kathy

Caroline D. said...

So very pretty!! that die is exquisite! Valentine's is one of my favorite card-making times!

donna sherman said...

STUNNING to say the least!!! Absolutely love it! The die cut is beautiful, and I love the add pink flowers!! The whole card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I wish I was your neighbor. You do such beautiful work.

April said...

So delicate and pretty!

Jan Castle said...

GORGEOUS card Selma!!!! A well-deserved win!
Paper Hugs,
Jan in Salem, OR

Anne-Marie B. said...

This is just so pretty Selma, who wouldn't love to receive this card! I have the Bingham heart on order, can't wait for it to arrive!

Antonella said...

This is so pretty!!! I love those dies!
Hugs, antonella :-)

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Glenda said...

Another stunning card! Of course I'm not surprised! I am always treated to a beauty when I come visit! Well done girl!

Karen R. said...

Very nice!

DJreflections said...

Love your card. Can not really make out one or two of the items you used, but your card is lovely.

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