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Monday, January 16, 2012

Kiss Me

Be still my heart!  I do have a thing for paper and this paper set from Gecko Galz called Chocolate Box has totally stolen my heart!  Photo's don't do it justice, it looks like a very fine velvet in real life.  Before I share the rest of the details I have a tip for you.  For papers that are rich like this use photo  paper to print on, it gives it so much more depth and the same for your colored images, what a difference it makes!  I used Staples Photo Supreme double sided matte paper.   The sweet image is from the collage set called Kiss Me also from Gecko Galz.  I think I am going to have to use this one again, it is so inspiring.  One of those pictures that really speaks to you.  I printed it twice, cut the umbrella out and put a double piece of foam under the center and glued down the 3 bottom spines of the umbrella only.  Spellbinders gold frame (dollar Treasure card stock), and some Tim Holtz distress ink on the image edges.  I made the stick pin with supplies from Pizzazz Aplenty.  That puffy heart had a red and white striped bow so I colored it in with my red Atyou Spica glitter pen.  Well I hope you like this one, I am really happy with how it came out.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
I am entering the following challenges. 
Gecko Galz - Valentine using your image
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Dream Valley challenges - Anything goes 
Gingerloft Challenge - Anything goes
Ces Challenge - Vintage Dahling. 
The Hybrid Chic - Lots of sparkle 
Paper Craft Planet - Monday layering challenge

46 comments:

  1. Saw this on Make it Monday hun, What a beautiful card..so elegant.
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  2. Your card is gorgeous .. Saw this on MIM. Faye

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  3. SO rich and beeeautiful... love the textures and the gold shines. Very, very pretty! Saw it on MIM.

    Monica xxx

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  4. This is SO pretty! Such rich colors!

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  5. This is devine!!! The colors are so rich and gorgeous!!!

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  6. wow the couple under the umbrella is positively magical. A fab card Diane, x

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  7. Really beautiful work Diane! Good luck with the challenges! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. This is beautiful, it reminds me of an old-fashioned chocolate box. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.xx

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  9. Your cards are fantastic and inspiring!!! I am following you! Thank you for commenting on my blog as well!!!

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  10. Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog! You are truly talented and I love your cards!
    karianne
    thistlewoodfarms@yahoo.com

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  11. Saw ur card on MIM, its Fab hun, really elegantly done, great detail, hugz Kenzi xx

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  12. WOW this is stunning and you know I love the name of this paper collection!

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  13. This is really cool! I love it. I love the silhouette coming through the umbrella. You are so talented!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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  14. This is absolutely stunning! Has a shabby chic but elegant feel! Saw you on MIM!

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  15. Ooo, I love this, just gorgeous. Seen it on MIM. Carolxx

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  16. This is gorgeous! Such lovely papers and love the umbrella over the silhouette!

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  17. Hello, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love you pink post!
    Have a great week, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  18. Amazing image , so beautiful and a stunning card design .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
    Shirley-Anne

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  19. This is a gorgeous card! Just beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  20. Morning sweetie, this is a Fabulous creation I love it, hugs pops x

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  21. Just sooo sweet beautiful card!

    Saw this on Make it Monday, so glad I popped over!

    Big Hugs,Jo xxx

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  22. oh this is beautiful hun just so elegant hugs Cherylxx

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  23. Wow, lovely card you posted on MIM! Thank you for your comment and I love your card as well. That gold is so pretty. Hugs, Hanneke

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  24. Your card is so gorgeous and elegant! Beautiful work!

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  25. This is so beautiful - the umbrella/silhouette are wonderful!

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  26. Oh Diane, I love this!!! and I adore the stick pin! How special that is!!! Gorgeous creation, my friend!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  27. Oh I love this!! That umberella is an awesome touch!!
    xxDaniella

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  28. So pretty Diane! Love the gold shimmery frame!

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  29. wow! love the gold mat! so rich indeed!

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  30. Lovely card, and nice rich colours, saw your card over on MIM. Aud x

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  31. LOVE this! That bold color with the b&w silhouette is just fabulous!! :D How perfect for Valentines, Anniversary, Wedding, Anytime...so cute. :)
    hugs,
    Lisa xxx

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  32. I always admire those who can create such lovely cards like yours!! I am a bit ADD and can't seem to sit still long enough to get one done!

    Come by and sign up for my fun giveaway!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  33. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image
    i see it on Make it Monday….
    Hugs
    Bella

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  34. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.

    Hugs,

    Sherry - DT

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  35. Ohhh my, this is so beautiful...I'm drooling! lol

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  36. GORGEOUS!!
    Thanks for joining us at DVC
    xx

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  37. Spotted your card over at MIM and just wanted to say how beautiful it is. Love the colour combo and layout.
    Diane xx
    p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

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  38. I just saw your card on MIM and I wanted to let you know much I love your card. I love seeing your creations.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  39. Just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

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  40. Hi Diane! This is really cute - love the concept behind the card. Glad I saw this over at Make it Monday! :)

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  41. Absolutely stunning. Love the silhoette effect with the umbrella.
    Hugs
    Desire

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