Friday, January 9, 2009

Hearts and Chocolate

Valentine's cards are fun to make ...I really love making cards in rich reds so today's Limited Supply Challenge was perfect .

Here's the rules: Any Stamps - bonus if hearts
Paper: Any + red
Dies/Folders/Accessories: Heart shapes or red
Designer paper: Hearts or red.

So....with all those rules here's what I came up with:

I was browsing Laurie's blog and saw this great sketch challenge from Stampers' Dream. So I incorporated most of it for the card. The hearts are embossed in clear EP, the solid heart just straight on RHR paper, and the other two with Chocolate Craft Ink and Clear EP on DSP. I've sponged all the layers too, it looks more rich IRL.

I realized after I photographed it that it doesn't have a sentiment....but sometimes the images just convey what you want. Or I can always add it later!

Thanks too for all your kind and generous comments and emails's been very humbling to me that you keep coming here and I appreciate your compliments and words of encouragment. Just to let you know - I'm really behind on answering my emails, comments and questions. I'm trying to get to them...!

Back tomorrow with some LOVELY flourishy things....and a challenge for you! Free things are on the line!

Recipe: Stamps: Simply Said; Ink: Riding Hood Red, VersaMark, Chocolate Chip Craft; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red Prints; Accessories: Sponge, Dimensionals, Red Brads, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, Clear EP, Piercer, Slit Punch


Karolyn Loncon said...

Wow! I am in love with this design - the colors are breathtaking, the layout just luscious, and the composition just makes me happy. Thank you for sharing!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Christine :) Thought I would stop by and say hello! Your card is gorgeous and I LOVE the beautiful design! I saw Laurie's card now your card. You both have inspired me to play along!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Jennifer :)

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Your card is simply beautiful! Tosha did a fabulous job of coming up with the sketch, and you've certainly done it justice with your beautiful images and awesome talent!

Frankly, I don't think it needs a sentiment either. :-)

Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge this month.

Rose Ann said...

This is so fabulous, and I don't think it needs a sentiment either!! Love the pretty papers and your hearts!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Christine, love the design and all the same colored assorted print dps looks fabulous together with the sponging!!!!! Great trio of embossed hearts. Great card!!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Christine!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love all the reds!! And the hearts in the center diamond are fabulous!! Thanks so much for participating in our challenge!! You ROCKED this sketch girl!! WOW!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Christine. Great hearts too.

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful Valentine's card Christine, your design is stunning, as always!