' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Love

Monday 10 February 2014


I am joining in the Love fest that is February with this card. The Arty Inklings wanted something dimensional and I was itching to use my Hexagons die for embossing instead of cutting.

First I used the die to die-cut a stencil out of some scrap paper and emboss the black panel.
Placing the stencil over the embossed panel I applied Versamark directly with the stamp pad.
Then I used 3 shades of micas powders (Imagination Crafts - Earthtones set) whittled down from the 5 pink shades of the set to create a gradated shimmer.

I stamped and embossed in gold a heart (Craft Stamper freebie) and die-cut another heart and an arrow from a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Bigz die. To give more dimension I also embossed the die-cut heart but this time with a folder (wood grain). Some fiddly slots cutting later, I layered them together using foam pads before placing on my background.

The stamped sentiment (old Docrafts set) is stuck on a another die-cut threaded with ribbon.

Zoom on the shine:

I am also entering the following challenges: Imagination Crafts and Lothian Crafts.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. What a beautiful and effective card. I love the gold and purple together. Julie Ann xx

  2. Fabulous background using the mica powders the colours are gorgeous. A great card.

    Sylv xx

  3. I love this! So original. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month.
    DT member for Lothian Crafts.

  4. Love this. Thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts & using our products. xx Jan (DT)

  5. Such lovely details. Thanks so much for joining the Arty Inklings challenge x

  6. The shine is amazing! Love the stencil and card very much. Fab make :-) xxx

  7. J'adore ton fond, il est magnifique. Bravo pour la technique de coupe et embossage avec un die aussi, je connaissais mais pas encore testé pour ma part!

  8. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online and good luck.

  9. Wow, C, I am totally in love with this beautiful card. I am going to CAS that BG. Thanks for how you did it!!