It's time for a new challenge over at St Luke's and this month we've gone all romantic and are looking for cards with a love and lace theme - not just valentines but weddings, engagements, anniversaries or just a card for the one you love to show how much you care.
For my inspiration card I went very pink and girly with lots of frills - a bit of a departure from my normal style. I think it would be suitable for either a wedding or an anniversary.
I started with the idea to cut through the top layer of my card and join the gaps back together with my hearts - an idea I CASed from the super talented lady of LIM. I then added the lace to the bottom section using my sew-easy tool and some thick embroidery thread to colour-match my base mat. I stamped my sentiment into the top corner of that layer. I cut my hearts on my cricut, ran them through an embossing folder and coloured the smaller one with a copic. I carefully ran an inkpad flat over the embossing to get a suede-like effect. I glued them into place to hold the two sections of card back together and added a pearl heart for balance and detail. I added a layer of delicate floral paper as a second mat.
There are lots of similar challenges to ours at the moment so I'm entering my card into the ones below as well:
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge - L'amour - http://stlukescharitycardschallenge.blogspot.com/
Valentines - http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-71-valentineslove-card.html
Lots of Layers - http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/crazy4challenges-c4c121.html
Stitching - http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-167-stitching-faux-or-real.html
Valentines - http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-69-valentines-tipper-week.html
Embossed, punched hearts http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/2012/01/cooking-it-up-88-punch-me-embossed.html
Do come and play along with us - we have a lovely set of La Blanche stamps as a prize to our favourite entrant.