Saturday, February 25, 2017

Framed Love

Time for the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop!  Here's my card inspired by the photo.  Obviously, I was drawn to the dark gray, copper embossing, and bright pink.

I cut a piece of Smokey Shadow cardstock, embossed one of the borders from Background Basics: Retro using Not So Tarnished Copper powder, and glued it to a Hibiscus Burst card base.  I cut the Framed Love die from Hibiscus Burst cardstock twice, layering them for dimension.  For extra sparkle, I used a glue pen to add Sugar Cube glitter to the word portion.

Using the Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies by Papertrey Ink, I cut flowers from both Hibiscus Burst and Smokey Shadow cardstock.  I stamped each one with polka dots using Bitty Background Blocks and white pigment ink.  I created flowers by layering the two colors together and putting a rhinestone brad in the center.  I chose to use a coppery metal brad to echo the embossing.

I added the flowers to my card in opposite corners of the love frame.  It's quite whimsical with graphic elements.  I really like the combination!  Check out other cards for the blog hop here.

Stamps:  Background Basics: Retro, Bitty Background Blocks (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  VersaMark; Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Framed Love die, Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies (Papertrey Ink); Not So Tarnished Copper embossing powder (Powder Keg); Metallics Medium Jewel Brads (American Crafts); Sugar Cube glitter (Martha Stewart)


  1. stunning card- great idea to stamp the flowers with pattern it looks like patterned paper.

  2. What a beautiful card, Really like that big Love and the darling flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very pretty card. Love the embossed elements on the end of the card, your cute flowers and the love die cut.

  4. This is really lovely. Such a soft feminine feel to it. Love it.

  5. This is beautiful! Love the pink sparkle and the touches of copper in the corners!

  6. I totally love how you used Grunge Me [at least there is a similar stamp in that set that you used for your background] and Beautiful Blooms to create your card! So creative and striking!!

  7. What a pretty card Ann! Pink and grey is one of my favorite color combos.

  8. What a great way to use the background image. I love that!

  9. This is beautiful, Heidi! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!


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