Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Hi there,

I spent most of the morning playing in my stamping room with a couple of goodies that I had received on Monday as part of blog candy that I won from Carolina Cards. One was a Darice embossing folder Valentine Hearts and the other was the Spellbinder's 5 x 7 Enchanted Labels 28. Thank you so much Mary! Here is what I ended up with:

I started with the embossing folder. I inked up a piece of Kraft cardstock with Memento Angel Pink and then added some Rosebud. I then ran it through the embossing machine and sanded the raised pattern to remove the ink (sounds counterproductive - but the colors stay in the recessed areas). After fussy cutting the heart, I dabbed some Moonlight White Brilliance ink over the piece and heat embossed with Clear Detail 

Next, I cut and embossed the largest frame from the Enchanted Labels 28 and inked it up with the same two pink as before. I applied Versamark to the entire piece and heat embossed with Clear Detail again.

I lay two strips of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape side by side on a piece of 5" x 7" Kraft cardstock. After removing the protective backing the frame was centered on top. Peruvian Lily Velvet Glitter was then applied to the remaining sticky areas.

I then die cut the Cheery Lynn DL 178 Heart Within my Heart from Kraft cardstock and after putting the little heart inserts aside (to reuse later) I applied Versamark and heat embossed with Bronze Rose.

Three of the little hearts were used. One was inked with Rosebud, then applied with Versamark and Magic Speckle. Another was inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Detail, the third was heat embossed with Vintage.  

The big heart insert from the Cheery Lynn die was inked with the two pink inks first and then applied with Versamark. Vintage was then added and then Magic Speckle to achieve the lovely mottled look.

The Die-Versions Birthday die cut was inked heavily with Rosebud before I covered it in Versamark and then heat embossed with Vintage (Vintage is "near transparent" so that is why you see some of the pink showing through). I love using this embossing powder on any vintage/shabby chic project.

The "Love" chipboard was applied with Rosebud ink before being heat embossed with Vintage. 

A new technique for me today was to emboss a piece of tulle! But first I die cut it! So after cutting it with the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts (which it cut through very well, I may add!) I covered it in Versamark and then holding it with tweezers from the bottom of the heart I heat embossed with Vintage again. Loved the subtle look it gave. You can see it peeking out from behind the Darice heart.

So then to put it all together. The dilemna was to get everything to stick and stay put.

I figured if I stuck the words to Super Adhesive Tape then they weren't going anywhere - so that is what I did! I ran the Cheery Lynn die cut through the machine with a piece of Tear-ific Tape that was attached to a piece of Kraft that was big enough to hold the bigger heart from inside the die cut. I then removed the protective backing and attached both the "birthday" die cut and the "Love" chipboard to the surface, before applying Peruvian Lily glitter to the remaining sticky surface.

Tear-ific tape was used to adhere the hearts down, with some Dimensional Dots for dimension! Then the little hearts were adhered with Dimensional Glue

A look at the finished project once more:

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Stamps: Love is in the Air
Crafty Sentiment Designs: Include a Heart
Scrapy Land Challenge 11: Use a Die that Scrapy Land Carries
 (Spellbinders, Die-Versions, Cherry Lynn)

Thanks for stopping by today! 




  1. oh wow Shona I have never thought to emboss over my die cuts. Love how this turned out, it's beautiful
    I will have to try this for myself
    Anne x

  2. Shona this card is amazing! I love that Peruvian Lily Glitter and those hearts are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #11!

  3. This looks fabulous Shona! So many fabulous details and shimmery goodness :-). SO glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge too.

  4. really stunning
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  5. I always love to see die cuts that are embossed. Yours have so much elegance in those metallic EP's you used. You certainly made your card elegant with those embossed dies and all the glitter. I love the look!

  6. Beautiful card an amazing detail! Love the soft color and layout too! Thanks for playing along in the Scrapy Land Challenge!

  7. i love the sparkle and shine of this wonderful card. beautiful details!! thanks for sharing at sweet stamps for our love challenge! have a fabulous weekend. donna k

  8. what a gorgious card!! I love all the pretty details and the embossing parts!!!Very special!!


  9. Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added.

    A real pleasure to view.

    Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS this time.

    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie

    {Crafty Sentiments…aNNie…DT Member}

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  10. GREAT idea, Miss Shona, to plan ahead about adhering the delicate word die cuts to the heart - thank you for the tips - REALLY great idea - seriously - I love it! And thanks, too, for showing how to use all those different EPs together. This is a spectacular card! Now - I must put on 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}

  11. This is just a magnificent card & made me so happy to see how you've used the candy. I am so loving all these luscious techniques you've done on this card, and thanks for showing the Vintage emboss powder. Also never would have thought to use Tulle for die cutting, but it's so lovely & added such a touch of delicacy to an already over-the-top beautiful card. Love the marbled pinks - another thing I would never have thought to do pink over kraft, but it made for such a beautiful look of antique statuary - like you'd see in a museum. Miz Shona, this is just stunning. Big Hugs & TFS

  12. This is beautiful! I love all the wonderful elements! Great job! xo

  13. Wow, this is a stunning card!! Mary does have awesome blog candy doesn't she?!! Looks like you won some great things! Hugs, Brenda

  14. Wow, this is a stunning card!! Mary does have awesome blog candy doesn't she?!! Looks like you won some great things! Hugs, Brenda

  15. Shona, this is gorgeous !!!! I love the colors , the design , all of the beautiful elements !!!!


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