I’m excited to be entering two new Challenges with this post: The Card Concept Challenge #27 and the 2015 SOC Blogger Challenge. After reviewing the styles on the Card Concept Challenge blog site I decided that my style best fits the “Classy & Elegant” Design Team’s style and so that is the category I’m submitting under.
The SOC Blogger Challenge was an anything goes challenge so I chose to use this card for both challenges. The Card Concept Challenge #27 theme is LOVE and it really pushed me to go where I had never gone before. I had never made a Valentine’s Day card or a card about Love. I’m not really sure why considering I’ve been madly in LOVE with my best friend and husband for 18+ years now. About the closest I’ve come is making a few Wedding Cards. So I started by looking at what I had to use and it wasn’t much. Only two heart stamps (neither one very appealing) both of which I won at a Archiver’s Mania night several years ago, obviously before they closed. And I had some heart nesting dies.
So I had to think about what things symbolize LOVE to me and that helped me come up with the ideas for my card. First, I decided that the color Red is a color I most often associate with LOVE so I wanted to use it and white. I also wanted to use Heart shapes because they are a universal symbol for LOVE. And I think another universal symbol for LOVE is the Rose particularly a Red one. So I incorporated all these concepts together and decided on ‘triple time’ hearts embossed with Red Roses as my design. I used pearls and ribbon as my embellishments because I thought they would contribute to making the card ‘Classy and Elegant’. And of course I used Bling: glittery embossing powder, because what is a card without Bling.
So, below is what I came up with when I put all of the above together. My husband will appreciate my entering this Challenge because now he’ll get a handmade Valentine’s Day Card instead of a store bought one. As always it’s hard to see the Bling but I took some close ups so hopefully you’ll get a better idea of the card’s sparkle.
Paper: Stardream Metallic Cover – Crystal, Stampin Up-Real Red; Ink: Stampin Up -Real Red; Embossing Powder: B&J’s Arts – Mystic Fire; Embossing Folder: Darice – Wire Fence; Embellishments: Ribbon – Red Satin, Stampin Up – Pearls.
Until Next Time —-
God Bless and Happy Stamping!