Thursday, January 8, 2015


Hi there,

Hope the New Year is off to a good start for you. Today I'd like to share a card made from one of the other new December Reveal Sets. This time I chose to use the Love and Kisses Set 676. It was intended to be used as a Valentine card set, but I chose to change it up a little and make it into a fun engagement or wedding card.

I stamped the kissing couple in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colored them with Copics B34, B66, B63, Y32, E31, YR00 and R00.  They were then fussy cut out. I applied a little Sparkling Snow glitter to the hearts on the girl's dress with a Sakura Glue pen.

I used the Die-Versions Congrats. Cut-Out at the base of a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of glossy cardstock. Then I ran the same piece of cardstock through the embossing machine with the Darice Fireworks embossing folder. Memento Rose Bud ink was applied directly to the white glossy cardstock, which made the fireworks pop!

A strip of 3/4" Tear-ific Tape was attached behind the Congrats. cut-out and the background was layered at this point to a red 6" x 6" card base. Cerise Glitter was then applied to the exposed sticky surface of the Congrats. background. Sparkling Snow was also applied to the firework lines with the Sakura Glue Pen.

The hearts were leftovers from a Cheery Lynn Doily Heart die cut, which were covered with Brushable Glue and then applied with Cerise Glitter.

The hearts and the couple were attached to the card front with Dimensional Dots to finish the card.

Hope I've inspired you to put a spin on your stamps. They don't always need to be used for what they were intended!

I'd like to enter this card in the Scrapy Land Challenge #9 - Anything goes using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries (I used Die-Versions and Cheery Lynn)

Till next time,

Happy Stamping,



  1. Really a fun card ! Loved the fireworks on bg :)

  2. Such a fun card, Shona! I love all the sparkly colors, and darling couple on the front! It's perfect for the SL challenge with all the layers of hearts! The fireworks in the background look especially fantastic! Now for my other hat: Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  3. Wow! Such a cheerful card! I love the glitter and the DV die is perfect for your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #9!

  4. Shona this is just so fun and beautifully designed. Love the sparkly hearts.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Cute card design for a New Year's anniversary.

  6. Striking card. The fire work background is fantastic.

  7. This is so gorgeous!! I love all of the details...the adorable couple, the fireworks background, the sparkly hearts!! The DV Congrats die is perfect!! What a stunning card!! I love, love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Wonderful card! I love the fireworks and glittery hearts! What a great card for a wedding or engagement! xo

  9. Wow what a fantastic newyearscard, I love both your stamps a lot, the great background stamp with teh firework and the kissing couple , so sweet!!! And of course the spickling is fantastisch too!!


  10. This is fabulous and so very creative! Love how you've combined the Congrats die and this stamped image along with fireworks. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge too!

  11. Love your ingenuity in using the Fireworks EF for the wedding card...brilliant, and so pretty with the way you highlighted the sparklers. That glitter heart is eye-grabbing, and great work on the fussy cutting of the couple. Adding the glitter to the dress design was a wonderful added detail, as well. Best of all, I liked the way you made the Congrats stand out so well. TFS & hope you're staying warm.

  12. Love this fun card !!!!!! Such a pretty , fun and full of sparkle creation !!!


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