Thursday, January 9, 2020

Stampin' Up! Meant to Be Valentine Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome fellow stampers. Today we have a color challenge. It was really a challenge for me but with the inspiration from Lisa Curcio, I came up with this card using the Meant to Be Stamp Set and coordinating Be Mine Stitched Die Set.

and here are the colors for the challenge...
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Measurements are listed below, along with product used.

My card base is Whisper White, a mat of Real Red, and a mat of Flirty Flamingo, which has been embossed with the new Coastal Weave 3D EF. I adhered a Pearlized Doily to the embossed mat.

Using the Meant to Be Stamp Set, I stamped the two different hearts with VersaMark ink on Real Red card stock, heat embossed them with White Emboss Powder and cut them out with the matching dies. The white rimmed heart is also cut with the Stitched Be Mine dies.

I adhered the white rim with inlaid heart to the doily with liquid glue. The filigree heart is adhered with Dimensionals. 

The sentiment banner was stamped in Real Red and adhered with glue dots. I created the tagged end with the Tailored Tag Punch but you could also create it with Paper Snips, a/k/a scissors!

Don't you just love that Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon as a finishing touch? 

The inside is plain and simple...

I am entering my card at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge 540 - Anything Goes and at Time Out Challenges: #152 Photo Inspiration.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.

Karen Finkle - you are here!
Karen Ksenzakovic


Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Real Red Mat: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Flirty Flamingo Mat: 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White Greeting:  3/4" x 2"
Ribbon: 16"

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  1. Very cute card Karen! Love that sentiment. :)

  2. So pretty! Love all the textures and sentiments!

  3. Love the embossed background.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  4. What a beautiful card this is Karen!!! Love your layering and that you incorporated the new embossing folder!

  5. So pretty. I like how you used the colors.

  6. What a wonderful valentine for a dear friend. Love the colors and the way the embossed background is like the brick background on our Time Out inspiration photo. Thanks so much for playing with us.

    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie, for leaving a comment on behalf of TO.

  7. Very pretty Karen :) Love the embossed background you used

  8. I'm sure your friend will love this! Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT challenge this week.

    CRAFT DT {my blog}

  9. Karen, this is such a beautifully designed and crafted card! Thanks so much for sharing with us last week at CRAFT Challenge!

    1. Thank you, Brenda, for leaving a comment on behalf of CRAFT.


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