Thursday, January 31, 2013

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

Boy, this week has gone by fast.  It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Garden.   The challenge this week is very easy - the only requirement is to create a "Vintage Valentine"
One of the new Memory Box dies  is this cute "Box Heart Pocket".  It is one piece and clips together with that little heart in the front.  It is the easiest little box I have ever made.  On the inside of it I added another new Memory Box Die "Loom Circle".  I used it as a "filler" behind a piece of chocolate.  

Something I have been wanting to do is create flowers with design paper.  I had some old paper that had large flowers on it that would be hard to use on a small card, and it was double sided, so I used the Spellbinders Blossom I and MFT "Royal Rolled Rose" dies to create these flowers.  Before I rolled them, I sponged on Distress "Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany" Inks then lightly spritzed with water to blend the colors.    I used Rangers "White" Distress White Acrylic Paint Dauber" to add some white to a few of the petals.  Once the flowers were assembled, I used the Ranger Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber to add gold to the tips of the petals.  I love the look this gave the flowers.  I added the Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose die cut flourish behind the flowers.  

For the background I used a piece of vanilla card stock and embossed it using the Sizzix "Heart and Ornate Frame" embossing folder.  Tea Dye Distress Ink was sponged over the embossed part using the Ranger Blending Tool.  This helped give me the "Vintage" look.  There is a heart in the center of this embossed background and I attached the Memory Box "Box Heart Pocket" over it.   On the bottom of the card I added a piece of design paper from the Prima "Reflections Collection" paper pad and added a Cheery Lynn Border at the top of it.  To complete the "Vintage" look, I added a piece of seam binding that was stained with the Ranger Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany" inks and a couple of Kaiser Craft pearls.

Joan completed a valentine for this week's challenge you will want to see.  She used some of the new Die-Versions dies.  Please go over to her blog to see her beautiful card and to get all the information about this week's challenge.  We hope you will joining us this week.

Memory Box "Box Heart Pocket" die 98509
Memory Box "Loom Circle" 98520
Spellbinders Blossom I die
MFT Royal Rolled Rose die
Heartfelt Creations "Bella Rose" flourish die
Sizzix "Heart and Ornate Frame" embossing folders 657339
Cheery Lynn "Lace Light Deco Border" B133
Distress Inks
Ranger Paint Daubers
Seam Binding
Prima "Reflections Collection" design paper pad
Kaiser Craft black pearls



Rita said...

What a wonderful card Selma. I love the crossover heart and of course the lovely background. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Patricia said...

Oh! WOW! I love everything about this, right up my street.
I passed on that Heart Pocket, maybe I was just a tad! quick on that.
Happy Crafting


ednamburgess said...

Such a pretty card. Like the new heart die you used and the flowers are beautiful. Edna

Glenda said...

As always, this is gorgeous. Love those flowers...just beautiful and so creative!

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Mihaela said...

Another beauty, love the heart and flowers!!!

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Antoinette Voorn said...

Awesome card for valentine!!!


Anneke said...

your cards are always exclusif and this one has realy a lot of classy and elegancy.
greetings from ann

Olga said...

you always WOW me, this is gorgeous!

Olga said...

you always WOW me, this is gorgeous!

Francie in Montreal said...

Gorgeous card! Truly gorgeous.

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CraftinGranny said...

Oh Selma, I need to come spend a day with you to learn how to make those gorgeous flowers. This is another amazing creation with fantastic details. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and sweetness. "Hugs"


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