Saturday, February 6, 2016

love you

** 2/11/16 Top 3 at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! **
** 2/14/16 Spotlight at Sweet Stampin! **
** 2/20/16 Top Pick at Inkspirational! **

Hi everyone! I hope your February is off to a great start and you're keeping warm wherever you are! We had unusually warm temperatures throughout December (85 degrees on Christmas day) but January brought some cooler weather - finally - which we're loving! 

I'm once again guest designing for Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and I'm super stoked to share my inspirational project for the Midway Motivation Post for the first February Challenge - #55 - Love Is In The Air. Come play with us - we'd love to see your love or Valentine creations! I used the absolutely amazing Unity 'Strength & Dignity' stamp set for my love card. I bought this stamp set back in 2013 and this is the first time I've used it. I stamped the 'love you' sentiment on vellum, heat embossed it in white and hand-cut fish tails on each end to create a banner which I wanted to be the focal point. 


I built the background with pink stitched hearts layered on foam and a white criss cross die cut. The background is layered on a lighter shade of pink cardstock and foam and adhered to the card base. I placed the banner diagonally across the hearts and finished it off with randomly placed pink sequins. I'm really loving this! ;)


For the inside, I stamped a floral heart in pink and the sentiment across the heart in black.


February is the month of love, it only comes around once a year, lol, and there are tons of awesome love challenges going on in blogland right now! I'm super excited to enter this love card into lots more (way more) challenges than I normally do:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Cricut Reds & Pinks cardstock, vellum
  • Stamps: Unity Strength and Dignity stamp set
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Criss Cross die, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers
  • Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, MISTI, Doodlebug Design pink sequins

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to create a project for our Love challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

49 comments:

Christina Griffiths said...

Pink my favorite colour and this card is so pretty. Adding in the vellum for the sentiment gives it a light touch and that font is dainty.

Chriss America Real said...

Very cute!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The embossed sentiment throws a shadow over the layered hearts on that wonderful die cut. I like the pink so mcu. Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings Carole

Darlene said...

Oh Leslie this is just FABULOUS! LOVE your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the card, those dies are awesome...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

sandie said...

Lesley this is a stunner, love that grid and your vellum banner. I know you have enters lots of challenges but this really is perfect for Time Out. Fab to see this delight at Ink x

Sue said...

Leslie, this is a beautiful card. Your card design is gorgeous and I like your stitched hearts and sequins. Your colour choice is really pretty too.
Thank you for joining us this time at A Gem of a Challenge.
Sue...xxx

Lisa J said...

Love that Criss Cross Background. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

Gerda said...

What a very pretty card!! Love that vellum banner!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Billie A said...

Love the choice of dies. Great look and the embossed vellum is a great look. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Stampsnob. said...

Love that die never saw it before ........TFS Unicorn Ch Lis DT

Stampsnob. said...

Loving the card TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis

Barbara said...

Hello Leslie! What a stunning card and I love the crisis cross die in the background. Good luck, and thanks for joining in the challenge at the Mod Squad this week.
Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge host

Gayatri said...

I love that grid die cut on the background and the angled vellum sentiment banner. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Have a Heart Challenge!
Gayatri xx

Diane said...

Beautiful card and fabulous die cuts, too! Thank you for joining our Double D 'Pretty Pink Hearts' challenge!
Diane DD DT

sandie said...

Thanks for linking up to TO...you can't escape me!!

Pat said...

Love that die cut cross hatched background. Awesome. Thanks for sharing with Ruby's Rainbow.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous card, love the choice of colour and that criss cross die is gorgeous it really makes a perfect backdrop for those stunning hearts.Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge and good luck in the draw, Jennifer DT member Unicorn Challenge Blog xx

Michelle said...

Hi Leslie - This creation is wonderful - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Basslady said...

very sweet and romantic!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Claudia Rogier said...

Wonderful card, So adorable. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

Hugs
Claudia
DT Creatalicious Challenge
http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

Sandi said...

Love the white grid background die cut...so cool! And love how you used the vellum with embossing for sentiment! So glad you played along over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!Hope you'll join us again soon! xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 122 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Barbara Bruder said...

Your card is a beauty. I so love that criss cross die. I may have to get one to add to my stash. The stitched hearts are so pretty and perfect for your card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Amy Cohen said...

So pretty! Inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT

Amy Cohen said...

So pretty! Inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT

Jessica Kaiser said...

SO pretty in pink!! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner Challenges! Jess - DT

Lillian A said...

A beautifully designed valentine card, Leslie! Very pretty and eye-catching. Happy Valentine's day to you and yours.

Julie said...

Such a lovely card both inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie t

Judy McKay said...

Great Valentine card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the soft colors of your card, and what a cool die-cut behind the stitched hearts. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Auds Sentiments Challenge.

Marina said...

Great layering on your lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

mixamatoasties said...

Super card. Love your design.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.

Susan

Cass said...

Fantastic card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Wedgie said...

Love this project!
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

creationsnz said...

Fabulous, love the clean look

karenlotty said...

Great project I particularly like that Criss Cross die Never seen it before and it's just enough to make the hearts and sentiment really "pop" Thank yuo for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges - Karen DT

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, such a fabulous design and beautiful pink.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
Pauline
x
I'm having a little giveaway on my blog - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/ if you would like to take a look.

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others in expressing awe at your beautiful card, rich with wonderful details. The criss-cross background really catches my eye! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!
~carol

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of die cuts! Thanks for joining in at the DD!

Jackie C said...

Leslie this is fabulous! I adore that criss cross die. After seeing your card I have tried to buy it, but no luck yet in the UK :( Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Lynsey said...

This is a gorgeous love themed card! Thanks for joining in with a Gem of a Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey

Shery said...

What a beautiful card, Leslie! Love all the layers. Thanks a bunch for playing at TO! ~Shery

Suze said...

Beautiful card - love the layers. Thank you for joining in the Love is in the Air challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

HeatherB said...

This is super sweet!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog!

Andree said...

A fabulous card. The stamped vellum looks wonderful and I love the criss-cross background.
Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Use a Stamp or Digi”. Good luck x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the stamping on vellum.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen N x

sandie said...

Congrats for being a winner at Inkspirational x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)