Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Two Hearts

It is time for the next challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Zoe is back with us and is the hostess for this one that she calls All You Need Is Love.  She describes the challenge this way:

Create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word "LOVE" somewhere on the project. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail.

Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I decided to make a card for my husband and went super simple this time.  I started with a panel of red paper that was in my stash, distressed the edges and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  All the paper was distressed in the same manner.

Next I added a panel of black patterned paper from Graphic 45's Mon Amour pad popping it up with some dimensional foam.  As I often do, I used fun foam from the dollar store and add double sided tape.

I embossed a piece of white card using an old Texture Fade called Love (Tim Holtz) and rubbed it with Treasure Pewter wax paste by Connoisseur Studio - sadly the camera didn't pick up the shimmer.  This panel was also popped up with dimensional foam.

A strip of black patterned paper from the same Graphic 45 pad was added next and then topped with some silver crochet ribbon and a strip of red burlap.

The hearts were hand cut from the master board I shared for a recent Saturday Showcase - you can find it HERE.

The word love is a wooden piece cut by my husband.  I coated it with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Stirling Silver Embossing Powder (Stampendous).  I repeated this process a second time and then mounted it on the burlap.

Finally I added some black adhesive pearls and this card is done and manly enough for my husband.  I hope you will share the love and join us for this challenge.  The Design Team will pick one winner who will have the opportunity to do a Guest designer spot with us.  One random winner will get a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique and three more crafters will earn Top Pick badges.

The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Your card is gorgeous Cec! Love the pewter rubbed over the embossed background, it reminds me of vintage brass rubbing. What a lucky husband you have! <3

  2. I adore the striking colors and beautiful design! What a fantastic Valentine's card or just a wonderful card to give to someone you love! Beautiful!

  3. Love this Valentine's Day card in those deep colors and loads of gorgeous texture! LOVE looks fabulous double embossed in silver. Your hubby does a great job with his wood carving/cutting tools! You are so blessed to have one another! Hugs!

  4. I love your fabulous layering here and the amazing dynamic color combo! Stunning! Hugs, Autumn

  5. So much wonderful texture in this lovely Valentine. The color combo is classic!

  6. So much great texture on this one Cec. Love it! xx


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