Thursday, February 14, 2013

Quietfire Queen of Hearts Challenge 2013





Look out, here comes some free advice.
Always make a sample/dummy, when you try something new.



















The photo , right, shows some of my experiments.

Starting with an old file folder, I cut with the heart die just above the fold to get a heart shaped card.

Position the small heart to reveal the sentiment inside the card. Use your stamp positioner for good placement.















The Love you was stamped with  Distress ink, Worn Lipstick and thermal embossed with a transparent pearlized powder. I wish you could see this in person.

 Have I told you was stamped in Versafine Sepia and thermal embossed clear.

I embossed with a folder and rubber mallet ( Shout Out to  Yogi) just where I wanted it.

Painted the hearts with Twinkling H2O's, and Stardust pen for the dots.

I cut a frame using 2 heart dies- they didn't nest, so I cut the larger one first and then cut out the center- the same die I used to cut the shape out of the card front.

Glitter Ritz added the bling-Regal Red, Warm Highlights and Stardust.





Just for fun and vintage goodness I added a die cut doily to the back.

I'm enjoying  seeing the love you are creating for V-day and the Challenge, so keep them coming!

Comments and questions welcomed!



20 comments:

  1. The creative process can take ten times as long as the making! Suer card, very beautiful! Love all the textures and the doily makes all the difference! Superb idea! TFS!

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  2. I <3 this card!

    And the tip about the folder & rubber mallet?
    Genius!!!

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  3. I love the embossing, ink, glitz - ok I love the whole thing! Fabulous!

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  4. I love how you used so many tools & tricks to make this beautiful card! (Especially the trick from Yogi about the rubber mallet for detailed embossing.)I think the heart window is the best.

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  5. Just loved all the detailed interests you've brought into this card. Thanks for all the tips.

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  6. Fab Valentine. Love the heart within the heart look. The lace was the perfect touch.

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  7. This was a very interesting card, I really liked it :)
    Mickey Drake

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  8. I really liked this card, how did you make it 'raised?'I especially like the die cut doily! Where did you find those? Are they cloth?? THIS is how I remember fancy Valentines cards looking when I was a kid. :) And what die cut did you use?

    Mickey Drake

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  9. Very Beautiful!! Love the details!!
    TFS!

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  10. Mickey Drake-The card is embossed with an embossing folder and a rubber mallet.The die cut is Spellbinders classic hearts(I think) and I cut it out of a vintage doily from my endless stash!-thanks for looking.
    An an anonymous comment I have no way to contact you!

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  11. Fabulous design! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. Great card and tips. I love the idea of using the doily on the back; makes it very elegant.

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  13. I love this idea--a heart within a heart! The doily is so pretty--makes me think of the old victorian cards. Bette

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  14. That is a wonderful card Robyn. LOVE it!

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  15. Good advice about the sample dummy:) This is a cool card It turned out great!

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  16. What a fun card; love the details. (The sample when doing a new technique is definitely something I do ---NOT! But, should; thanks for the reminder.)

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  17. Have I heard your dummy tip before? Yes, but more often I am the 'dummy; for not taking the time to activate the tip. Beautiful Valentine and your instructions make it very doable. Thanks

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  18. This is wonderful Robyn! I love the warning at the start. Great project! Thanks for playing in the Queen of Hearts Challenge!

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