Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A Single Red Heart

Chilly out today!  I wore my  wool coat so the weather must be turning! Never mind, the changing seasons always bring inspiration to us crafters.

The above is a random observation and bears no relation to the rest of this post.  I do usually try to provide a crafty link to my ramblings but ....not this time.

EMBOSSING - the dry type - is one of the first things that I tried when I started making cards.  My husband made me a light box using a deep box frame purchased from Ikea and a light bulb.  I loved it. I have many brass stencils that I laboriously traced with a ball tool. 

 Then along came embossing folders to use with die cutting machines.  I have a fairly large collection but, I'm ashamed to say, I have used very few of them.  I was recently inspired by some fellow bloggers who have created amazing cards incorporating these folders. 

When I saw the CAS-UAL FRIDAYS challenge for this week I thought that this would be an opportunity to use one of my virgin embossing folders.   

I am also entering it into the Let's Craft and Create fortnightly challenge where the requirement is to add dimension to a project. So I think that this qualifies.  Discovered this challenge via Suze Bains's blog.

The heart cut out was made with a Sizzix punch tool. ( previously unused too!) I positioned a piece of red card on the base card beneath the heart before mounting the embossed panel on to 3D foam pads. Just finished off with the help of a Quickie Glue pen and some fine glitter to trace the letters and the edge of the cut out heart.


Suze Bain said...

Oh Lilian, I wouldn't like to think how much crafty stuff I have that's never been used :o) Your card is beautifully CAS, I love the all white with just the pop of red and sparkle! xx

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness I have a box full of the punch out tools too!! Must find them :0)
Gorgeous CAS design.... the cute hard is the perfect pop of colour on in the white space :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Mandy said...

this is such a beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our dimension challenge.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!! I love the amazing dimension that the embossing adds and the glittery heart is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

Viv said...

It's so perfect Lilian, I love it :) Viv xx

Lisa A. said...

Love your single red heart...what a sweet birthday card!! So glad you were a part of this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!


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