Thursday, January 29, 2015

Let Love Grow

Here is my post today at
Classy Cards 'n Such.
I hope you will pop on over
for a visit....
while there why not join in our current challenge..
we always have fantastic prizes!!
don't forget, you can use my discount code DIANE-10
at any time to save 10% on your order at 
the online store!

Hello Classy Friends, Diane with you today.

I am sure I have mentioned it before, but I just love Valentines Day and
working with hearts.  When I saw this new stencil Beverly
had in her shop Memory Box Heart Hearts Confetti, I loved it at first sight!

I sure wish you could see this card (and feel it) in person.
The hearts look like and feel like pink velveteen!
Before applying the paste with the Paste Spreader
I wanted to give it some color, 
so I just applied a small amount  of TH Distress Picked Raspberry ink to my mat
and mixed in the paste with the Palette Knife
bringing us to the beautiful color the hearts are!

Another favorite technique of mine lately is coloring on Vellum.
It is so easy, just stamp your image with VersaMark, cover with a fine
White Detail Embossing Powder, heat set, flip your image over and color.
I find Copics work the best, as it gives a soft, muted look, 
which is the look  I am after!

The image I used is 
Before coloring the image, I used Spellbinders Heart Circles to cut it out.
I love how you can softly see the hearts underneath the vellum.
I added a bow and a White Pearl to the center of that.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Entering The Following Challenges"
In The Pink .... Pink and Pearlie
Word Art Wednesday .... #168 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner ... Try Something New (adding color to stencil paste)
Shopping Our Stash .... Love Me Do
Sweet Stamps .... Stencils and EB Paste
Marker Pop ... Valentines Day/Copics
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge .... Anything Goes


Darlene said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Diane! So soft and pretty! Beautiful embossing and stenciling ... sure to bring an oooh and an aahhh!
LOVE the new blog header too ... looks awesome!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Diane!! The background hearts are gorgeous - I love the texture!! The stamped image on the vellum is beautiful!! What an amazing card my friend - love, love it!! Have a great day :)

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ellyscard creatief said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is truly stunning, Debbie. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge, and please know how VERY grateful we are to have you play along. I really appreciate it!
Word Art Wednesday
P.S. This GORGEOUS card would be SO PERFECT for our current challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon and I hope you will link up with us there as well. This is SO pretty! I hope you will join us. Here's the link for you:

God bless you!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Diane this is gorgeous! I love those hearts!! Your rose is so pretty on the vellum too ...

Mary Lou said...

WOW WOW WOW Diane this is AMAAAAZING!!! The vellum is are inspiring me to try this:) The MB hearts are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous---yes you captured the velvet appeal!!! Thanks for visiting :)
BIg Hugs

Mary Lou said...

WOW Diane this is truly AMAAAAZZING!!! Love love love the MB hearts and yes they do look velvety:) The vellum--OMG STUNNING!!! Thanks for visiting:)
Big Hugs

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful it will definitely make someone's valentine's day VERY special! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (lOOooooOoOove!) STASH with us this week! :)

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so beautiful, I love the white embossing on the vellum.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love the beautiful rose on vellum! Your card is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week for the Stencils and embossing paste challenge.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! The stencilled hearts look like you cut them all out and glued them on. Fabulous! Gorgeous embossed rose image with the pretty sentiment. Still need to do some vellum coloring... Another stupendously beautiful card, Diane!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I love the pretty stencilled background. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at In the Pink!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Diane! So pretty and feminine, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Samantha A. said...

This is beautiful! omgosh I really have to try this technique!
Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
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chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love embossing. Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!!!
Agnieszka DT