Thursday, January 12, 2012

A simple Valentine….

Good morning!!

Welcome to Week Two of our Dreamweaver Valentine Challenge!!

For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge. Here is my version of this month's challenge:

Clean & Simple card created with Glossy Black Embossing Paste


Clean & Simple card created with Dry Embossing


Both of the above cards were made with Heart Swirls (LL567) and You & Me (LS99).

The first card was paste embossed with Glossy Black Embossing Paste, and layered with coordinating cardstock.

The second card was made by layering stencil, paper, Stampin’ Details rubber mat and two acrylic plates on a die cutting machine platform and rolling it through the machine.  Layer focal images as desired.

These are a pretty and simple way to recreate easy Valentine’s.

I made one more card this week that is just as Clean & (most importantly) Simple…


I have recently fallen in love with my Plum Branch (LL535) stencil.  This card was simply created by paste embossing Vase (LG615) stencil with Metallic Gold Embossing Paste.  Once that was dry, I replaced the Vase stencil over the dry paste and taped it down with Scotch Removable Tape.   I placed the Plum Branch stencil on the vase where desired and kept in place with removable tape as well.  I protected all of the areas that I didn’t want black paste with more tape.   I then paste embossed with Glossy Black Embossing Paste.  Once dry, I cut the card panel to the desired size and assembled card as desired.

Need more inspiration? Please visit the rest of our fabulous team listed here:

Pam Hornschu
Laura Drahozal
Louise Healy
Wendy Jordan
Terrece Siddoway
Kristi Van Doren
Georgia Sommers
Lee Kellogg
Liz Martin
Cyndi Bundy
Cherylynn Moser
Jessie Hurley

I am also entering these cards in a challenge blog that I recently found called Young Crafter Unite.  The challenge is Clean & Simple cards. 

Check it out!!!


Jingle said...

These are wonderful! The heart looks so pretty dry embossed and that last card is so wonderful dramatic!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Hey! Love the CAS cards Wendy! Very very effective too!

Louise said...

Great cards Wendy,they are all beautiful, I love pink and black together, so romantic I think.

kristi said...

These are GREAT. Funny as I did a vase this week for CHA! LOL we are like minds girl. Love the pink and black and the traditional embossed. GREAT JOB

Scrappychick said...

Beautiful CAS cards! I LOVE the last one!

Pam Hornschu said...

Those Valentines would make a great class. CAS but fun, too!

Crystal said...

Fabulous cards Wendy!!!!!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very pretty, Wendy. I especially like the simple dry embossed one! (Who knew I liked CAS?) I can't wait to get together at CHA...

Liz Martin said...

Great CAS cards. I can see why you like the Plum Branch stencil - it's so elegant on the vase. The gold and black is stunning, I'm sure.

sommrstamping said...

Love all the CAS cards . you did a wonderful job. the color on the vase really pops.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great cards! Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge =)

Anonymous said...

Love the plum branch and the vase together, nice combo.