Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas/Love Is In the Air Blog Hop!

Can’t you feel love in the air! Soon we will be surrounded by flowers and candy as we celebrate St Valentine's Day. I can smell the roses already. But there shouldn’t be just a single day to share our feelings with loved ones. We should tell them every day how we feel. This year my husband and I will be celebrating 18 years together and I am proud to say romance is still very much alive! If you arrived here from Jessica's blog then you are in the right place!


For this blog I used the #454S Heart Wings stampette stamp set. I wanted to do something different so I thought I would try out a new product.Recently I bought a Fiskars Compact Stamp Press. This was the first time I used it. I used the four lines of text by placing them on the clear grid of the stamp press. I removed the second and fourth lines and used a Memories Pink dye ink and stamped on white card stock. I removed these lines of text and replaced them with the first and third lines and used Memories Imperial Purple dye ink.

I then stamped a VersaMark pad over the entire piece of card stock. I poured Super Thick Clear Embossing powder (EP230) over the VersaMark and used a heat gun. Once all the embossing powder was melted I used ½” double sided “Tear-ific” tape (#SAT04) to attach the white card stock to Stardream Amethyst cardstock and wrapped a pink ribbon around it. Then I used the tape to attach it to the Stardream Rose Quartz card base.


I cut a small piece of pink ribbon and wrapped it around the attached ribbon to create a small bow. I then placed a Conversation Heart sticker on the top of the ribbon. I used the Spellbinders Classic Hearts Nestabilities to create a Stardream Rose Quartz heart. I then stamped Always & Forever with Memories Imperial Purple ink and attached it to the card front with dimensional pop-dots. I then used a shank remover on a white pearl heart button and used a glue dot to attach it to the Rose Quartz heart.

I hope you enjoyed my card. And remember, enjoy the people in your life and show the love!

Your next stop is to April's blog. Please leave a comment on my blog in order to qualify for the prizes. This is a list of all the participants in the blog hop.

Dawn Thomas (you are here!)

47 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful card. I love the pearly look of the card and that makes it so romantic looking. Great for a valentine card and perfect for the set you've used.

Cheryl B said...

Very nice how you used the embossing and the colors are so pretty!

NWFlamingo said...

What a great look you have achieved.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Dawn, love the way you lay everything out for us so we can see exactly what you did...and you card is beautiful:) Love the glossy look on the background.

Hopemore Studio said...

Good Morning!! I have used that fiskars press before and have loved it for the very same reason, makes it so easy to repeat stamp. Thanks for the reminder. Also really like how you altered the background, looks so cool and rippled.

Karin said...

I love that you made your own patterned paper! Great valentine's day card!

Karalee Ingram said...

Oh, I like how different this is. Very pretty.

Lana said...

Such a romantic card and so pretty xxx

Amanda R said...

Neat card Dawn and I love how you showed how you made the background paper, nice touch!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Nice effect on the embossed background - makes the card kind of "dreamy"! Love it.

Julie Z said...

Lovely card Dawn! Great job with the background. And another great tutorial on how to make this - you always do such a nice job with the pics & directions in your tutorials!

Julie said...

Your color combinations really stand out. Nice job.

April said...

I like using the stamp press too. Great job with the background! Love the colors.

Charlene said...

Love all the shimmer and glimmer...great job!

Brenda said...

Another beautiful card! Love the background - it looks like mother of pearl! Nice job of showing everyone what you used in the process!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Dawn! Great Card details! Love the background with the layers and border images, and glossy look. The colors and elements on top are so Valentiny - very sweet. And the tutorial is wonderful! Always enjoy seeing how you put things together - seems to be in ways which escape my imagination until I see your cards. Thank you for sharing!

A French Accent said...

Beautiful! I never used that Fiskars press but now I want to try! Thank you for being so clear in your explanation... Great job!

Anita Braddock said...

Love your card Very Beautiful Love the way you Embossed this card. love the glitz and stamping the words was perfect. the Ribbon gives that added touch. thanks for sharing
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Shanna Shands said...

This is awesome. Your thick embossing make the paper look pearlized. I love the colors your used! I really love how you showed us what you used!

Aurora Selvaggio said...

I like that you took photos of each step along the way and described everything. Well written. I enjoyed your embossing technique. I think I may have to try that one. Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous card...beautiful composition and wonderful papers and embellishments. Very romantic and perfect for a Valentine card.

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic background with the EP, Dawn! WOW is all I can say!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Dawn, you are so fantastic as showing how you made your beautiful cards. I love the look of the embossing powder over the entire piece. Those are some of the colors I would choose for Valentine cards also. Wonderful card.

kaiahobid said...

That is so beautiful card!

Karen L said...

Loving all the Valentine themed projects....such a cute card!

Marci M said...

I love the pearly look of this card, fabulous.

Dianne Potter said...

What a great idea for a background. And it let's you use absolutely all of the love saying in your inventory. Great card. Thank you for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

Love that background, Dawn! I would never have thought to use thick embossing powder over the stamping! Ingenious! Thanks for sharing!

E. Marie said...

What a great card and great technique.

Robyn Rinehart said...

Your cards are one of a kind. Keep the good work up. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Wonderful card Dawn. I really like your teaching directions. Thanks so much.

Sandra Kersting said...

Very pretty card. Using the fiskars press was inspiring and the use of the extra thick embossing powder made the card very glossy.

Gina R said...

Beautiful card and I love how you gave great directions.

Jann said...

Great card. The look came through with the thick EP over the entire background. Something to put on my to do list ( which is grown like a weed from this blog hop).

Anonymous said...

I love the effect the Utee gave the card. The small heart is like candy I used to eat.

Teresa C. said...

I love your card and the way you used the Heartwings stamp set. Thank you for sharing this great card.

Susie S said...

I like the look of the embossing powder over the entire front of the card. It gives is a really different look.

Kathy Vogel said...

The purple & pink on your card is so pretty. I especially like how you did the background. The detailed directions are very nice as well.

purusty said...

I like the wings love set & your use of embossing for your background

Charo said...

Thank you for the tutorial also. your card is great!

aileenf said...

When I first looked at the card, the card appeared to be very easy to do. Then, when I read the directions, I understood the difficulty in creating the card. It is very beautiful.

Jessica Griffin said...

I absolutely NEED one of those Fiskar stamp 'things'!! They seem so awesome! Great card, I love the stamp set!

Linda Gibb said...

thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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I love your style and it's been an honor and a joy to see your creations every week:>)
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