So first order of business is to announce the winner of the Blog Hop candy!! I used Random.org to generate the winning comment and it selected #65...Michelle!!!Congratulations Michelle! Please email your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put your Polka Dot impressions folder AND my blog hop card in the mail to you right away!
Alright, now onto this week's challenge..it's February and that means Valentine's Day and all things LOVE-ly! Please join us for our "Love is in the Air" challenge to create a romantic card of any style.
I like to try and find other uses for holiday stamps and so it was with that approach that I used Valentine Defined to make an anniversary card.
I started with a card base of Basic Gray and a piece of Bashful Blue run through the Elegant Lines impressions folder and matted with Rich Razzleberry. To make the focal medallion I stamped the heart grass from Valentine Defined in Bashful Blue and overstamped the lovin' flamingos in Rich Razzleberry.
I punched the flamingos with a 1 3/4" circle punch, backed it with a 2" Brushed Silver circle and a 2 1/2" scalloped circle in Rich Razzleberry. I punched a bitty heart with the two-step owl punch (really, this time!) and added some Crystal Effects. It makes a sweet little puffy heart!I needed a place for the sentiment but didn't want to interfere with the embossed background. So I stamped a piece of cardstock Vellum with a Basic Gray sentiment from A Word for You, punched a scallop border and added some pearls. Some Basic Gray taffeta ribbon hid the adhesive perfectly!
On the inside I added a strip of more embossed Bashful Blue cardstock, a scalloped border of Rich Razzleberry and a sentiment from Occasional Quotes in Basic Gray.
Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the rest of The Paper Players design team and then link up your love-inspired creation on the Paper Players blog by midnight (MST) on Friday February 11th. The design team will each choose A Cut Above and a Headliner. Have fun all my lovely friends!
stamps: valentine defined, a word for you, occasional quotes
ink: basic gray, rich razzleberry, bashful blue
paper: basic gray, rich razzleberry, bashful blue, brushed silver, whisper white, vellum CSxtras: basic gray taffeta ribbon; basic pearls; 1 3/4" circle and 2" circle punches; 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch; scalloped border punch; crystal effects; elegant lines impressions folder