Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It Was You

Good morning, Friends! I was serious about that "blogging more" thing, so today I am back with another Valentine.

You see, Joyce pointed out that if I make a card pledging all my love it should probably go to my husband (fair enough). So I had a thought. I figured, I'm going to want to make love cards and I only have one Love to give them to, so why not give him a whole week or month or whatever-I-can-get-accomplished of sweet cards and notes. Today is another card to be included in the You're-My-Sweetie project.

I don't usually use photos in my crafting. And when I say "don't usually," I really mean never. But I thought it might be nice to use one of our wedding photos on today's card. So I sized it to fit inside the Fabulous Frames die, printed it, and adhered it to the back side of my die cut (and stamped) frame.

That was mounted with foam tape to a white base that had been stamped with Background Basics: Wrought Iron and clear embossed. Now here's the thing about this...it's not easy. I used a gridline block to keep the background stamping mostly lined up, but there are definitely spots that are kind of "meh." The nice thing about the clear embossing on white cardstock is that it really hides the flaws. You could get a similar effect by simply using the impression plate, but I like to make things difficult on myself. Apparently.

Next, I created my heart accent. I die cut the shape and stamped it with the medallion-y pattern before heat embossing that, too. I mounted it to my frame with foam tape and then added the rhinestones. Keeping the embellishments simple allows the photo to remain the focus of the card, which is what I was hoping to achieve.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day and I'll see you all again soon.

Stamps: Sending My Love, Background Basics: Wrought Iron, Bitty Background Blocks - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Tuxedo Black - Memento; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Fabulous Frames Die Collection, Framed Out #11 Die - Papertrey Ink; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Clear Rhinestones - Mark Richards (small) and Darice (medium/large); Foam Tape - Scotch


June K said...

Beautiful, Lizzie.

Inkyfingers said...

Oh Lizzie, this is gorgeous. You both look so young and happy and I bet your husband is going to love it!

jeannine said...

this card is perfect!

Joan Bardee said...

all right, this is fabulous. one of the nicest cards I've ever seen! the photo is stunning too.

Randi said...


Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card. And, so happy all your love really is going to DH. That picture is really fantastic, too.

resmith said...

This is such a fantastic idea! Love it.

Holly said...

I love your card and the great photo, Lizzie!