Thursday, January 19, 2012

Love Lives Here

Today I have a card that focuses more on embossing than on stamping.  I used the Jumbo Heart Border Die from Taylored Expressions and embossed it across the kraft panel.  I then took some patterned paper from the Valentine Project Pantry Kit and die cut the top of it with the same die so that the paper would nest perfectly along the embossed border.   I also used one of the dies in the Hearts a Plenty Die set and embossed it on the upper part of the card.  I then die cut that same die using patterned paper and cardstock from the Valentine Project Pantry and "paper pieced" it on the embossed image.  Because it was already embossed into the cardstock, the die cut piece nestle down in so it looks like it's pressed into the cardstock rather than sitting on top.  It looks pretty neat in person.  :) 

As finishing touches I added some ribbon and used a white gel pen for some faux stitching and to fill in the dots in the border.  The sentiment is from the Love Shack set. 

There's a new Calendar Challenge going on at Taylored Expressions!  It's a great way to create a calendar for yourself or someone else AND have a chance to win a prize package!  Click on the link for all of the details!  Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!


Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Charmaine! I love the way you embossed the border and then matched the paper to it! That's brilliant and I LOVE the idea of embossing the heart area then adding the paper on top. I'm going to have to try that!!

Nicolemj said...

What a beautiful card full of neat ideas! How do you emboss and not cut with the dies?

Wanda G (Stampcat) said...

This is a gorgeous card Charmaine! I agree with Nicole many neat ideas on this one card! Love the embossing - that is one of my favorite dies ever from TE!


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