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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge # 16 Valentine






When I saw these colors over at the Just Us Girls Challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to make!  I have to say that is a really good feeling, especially since I was experiencing a little bit of a creative block the last few weeks.  I am so glad that is over and now I have a ton of ideas swimming around in my head again!  For this Valentine I used Stampin Up Very Vanilla, Core'dinations for the Burgundy, an unknown Gray cardstock and a paper flower for the Blush.  The awesome image that had all of these same colors in it came from Artfreebies.  Jeanette and June have some beautiful Vintage images there that they so graciously share with anyone who would like to stop by.
I embossed the gray card stock with my Spellbinders Impressabilities Flourish.  I should mention that 98% of my cards are all 5" x 7" including this one.  In order to get the Impressabilitie to emboss the full 5 x 7 without border lines,  I had to trim the edge off of 1 end with scissors. At first I hated doing  this, I felt like I was breaking one of my tools on purpose!  But over at the Spellbinders site they often cut pieces out of the Impressabilitie's for many different decorative designs and uses.  Once cut I then embossed 1/2 of the gray cardstock, then turned it so the already embossed portion was left sticking out as I sent it through my Wizard a second time.  I used a Stampin Spot in Bravo Burgundy to lightly highlight the flourishes and edges of the gray card stock.  The key and heart embellishments were found in the jewelery section at JoAnns.  I cut the heart out with Cricut Plantin Schoolbook, then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots, embossing folder.
The Valentine sentiment was printed with my computer on to vellum.  I really enjoyed making this card and playing along with the challenge.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane

12 comments:

  1. Diane, great vintage print and love the fem card. Hugs

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  2. This challenge card from you is right on!
    How very pretty it is. I love that big ole; heart, and the image is precious and oh, the key and heart dangling from the paper heart finishes it beautifully..
    Carole

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  3. Diane, this card is gorgeous! That background paper looks so beautiful that you made using your Spellbinders! I love the vintagey look & the golden key & heart charms :) Awesome job with this week's color challenge at Just Us Girls - I sure hope you are able to join us next Saturday for an all new challenge!

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  4. I'm so glad you had fun with our challenge! Your card is gorgeous! I love the heart embossed with the cordinations paper! The image is beautiful and I love addition of the charms! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge!

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  5. This is really gorgeous Diane. I love the key and the heart dangling like saying, "Here's the key to my heart." The big embossed heart is beautiful - love the flower too! The image is just great vintage! Love the techniques you used on the background gray - fabulous card! ;D

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  6. Mmmmm this is beautiful. THe key dangling off the heart is just lovely. Great accent. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls again - love having you participate - hope you are enjoying the challenges.

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  7. Very cool Valentine's card! Love that little key soo nice! Great job with the colors and thanks for playing along with us.

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  8. LOVE this card with the pic! Love the dangling key!

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  9. What a great way to use a vintage print! I do love that heart and key hanging...so sweet! :>

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  10. Omg, Diane, this is beautiful! I love how you embossed and distressed the bottom layer...and I would have NEVER thought to cut one of my embossing folders for the exact reason you mentioned. I would feel like I was intentionally ruining one of my tools. BUT, what a FAB idea! Really.

    Your overall design is just perfect and those charms are a wonderful finishing touch :] Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

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  11. Fabulous card - embossing, pic, charms everything - just lovely!

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  12. WOW, Diane, this is simply G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I LOVE your BG, that heart, the vintage framed photo, and the heart/key embellishments! Absolutely awesome!!!

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