Saturday 14 February 2015

C4C273 Amethyst Valentine

Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog!  Our February Hostess is Kelli Hull and this is her challenge:

"This week we will celebrate Amethyst, the birth stone for February.... Purple, is also my favorite color and of course it IS the color of Royalty.... just sayin'!!!!  Let's create ANOTHER Valentine's Day card."

I'm afraid I don't really do too much with purple ... and I didn't have anything remotely purple that would work for Valentine's Day. This patterned paper was as close as I could get.  Ha - I didn't make a Valentine, either - but an Anniversary card. Pretty close, right?  Sheesh.

This was one of those cards that gave me grief.  There was a 'Stickles accident' on the lower left, so I had to add a bunch of puffy heart stickers to try to mask the oops. Of course, the accident happened AFTER the rest of the card was finished and assembled, so I couldn't just toss it and start over.

I used one of the decorator dies from the Heart Pivot set to cut a window in the pink panel, then backed it with a piece of embossed Shimmer Sheetz. Then I outlined the edge with Stickles glitter glue.

Inside the card I used the Lorna Label Pop Up, another of the decorator dies from the Heart Pivot, more Stickles, Shimmer sheets and a small die cut Shimmer Sheetz heart. While it's hard to see in the photo, there is a row of tiny die cut hearts on the box platform, that is also backed with Shimmer Sheetz. They catch the light when the card is opened.

One of the Outdoor Edges was used to cut away the top and bottom edge of the pop up and I added Glitter Glue to those edges as well.

Since I also make the cards for my parents to send - this is from them for our middle daughter and her husband's anniversary.

Check out the blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge.  We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C273. 

Supplies used:
Row of Hearts die - Lawn Fawn
Patterned paper - Basic Grey
Stickles Glitter Glue
Puffy Heart stickers - K & Company

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. perfect for Valentinsday


  2. Valentines/Anniversary ... it's all about Love :) ... fabulous card!


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