Thursday, October 21, 2010

Life Without Love

Have you ever thought about life with out love? I hadn't until I saw the quote I used on my card. I would rather not think about what it would be like, knowing how much I love my my husband, family, friends and two girls!

Ok, this is my newest card submission for the Creative-Sketches Yahoo Group. They are a new group and I'm so excited! This week they have this Sketch and add a Dry Embossing technique Challenge to use on your card:




I decided to combine it with the Flourishes "Sentiments" challenge, too. I was going for a less shabby, but a more of a chic, kind of shabby chic :)





I used the Flourishes small apple from their "Apple of My Eye" set, colored in with my Tombows and Distress Inks. I tried to use a Crackle finish on the apples, but it didn't crackle at all...not even a ripple :( I decided to use them anyway, and added some popdots under the apples, to pop them up so they would show up better, behind the windows. ~ I'm CASing Stacy's (aka Twinshappy) double diecut window idea (Thank you, Stacy!!).
I first stamped my Hero Arts "Italian Poetry" on two cream cardstocks, for the backgrounds, in with "Tattered Rose" and "Victorian Velvet" Distress inks, then heat embossed it all. I dry embossed the top layer/background with a Cuttlebug leafy vine embossing folder, then used my Scalloped Square Nestie to cut my windows out. I used an EK Sucess punch to punch out a tiny open scallop border, on a piece of red CS, for a decorative edge. I used a French Script transparency behind the windows, then added popdots under it all, and placed the top piece over the bottom layer/background piece. I stamped the sentiment in "Victorian Velvet" from the Flourishes "Berry Sweet" set, on top of a Fancy Tag Nestie. I used Pins from Maya Road, placed under a Fleur de Lis Pendant from Spellbinders, and a Prima flower on top of some lace I found at a garage sale. I added a few pearls, then dry embossed a frame around the whole card, on my cream CS.


I love this card, but I think it looks too much like the last card I made, right down to the same stamp set used - LOL!! I Do LOVE my "Apple" set a lot! But I'm going to try to use a different stamp next time, and change it up to make my next card look different!
I do love both of my recent cards. I just like to try to make each card unique :)

13 comments:

  1. This card is soooo pretty!! Very delicate!! Congrats for all you work!! You're very talented!

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  2. Gorgeous creation Amanda. So many lovely details to enjoy!

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  3. Your work is just......delicious!!!
    I love everything about this card you made for the challenge....beautiful.
    Hugs
    Sheila-x-

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  4. Such a gorgeous card Amanda...so glad you're creating with us!!

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  5. Oh, my word! This is beyond gorgeous, Amanda! Stunning colors, coloring, detailing, and design! Beautifully done! WOW GORGEOUS!

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  6. Oh my goodness... it's the same stamp set but nothing like the other card. You are a ROCKSTAR! Beautiful!

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  7. I love it! Fabulous job with the windows. the sentiment on the tag is awesome and beautiful job.

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  8. GORGEOUS...posted this on the Flourishes Facebook today.. Great job.

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  9. Wowza! How gorgeous!! I love the elegant shabby look. Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us...and YAY for being featured on the Flourishes FB page!

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  10. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!
    I have taken a look at it several times now.
    Just LOVE IT!

    Hugs,
    Caro

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  11. Amanda, your card is amazing! Love this design...simply WOW! thanks for joining us at the FTTC! Hugs ~S~

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