Thursday, February 5, 2009

Heartfelt Wishes - Three Challenges!

This card manages to cover three challenges - First is the SCS Featured Stamper FS104, featuring none other than the infamous Bev, from the All the Things I Love blog (of which I am a fanatic devotee!). Her use of all the materials to which I am addicted (ribbon, flowers, charms, sparkly stuff), and her mastery of coloring the images is something I aspire to! This is Bev's card that I chose to CASE. I reversed the layout, and used different colors, image and elements (ovals instead of circles, etc.)

The second challenge is Papertake Weekly's Hearts & Flowers, in which we were to use hearts, or flowers, or both. I think that is pretty well covered on this card! In fact, I don't think I could have crammed many more in without it looking totally tacky.

And last, but certainly not least, is the OCC weekly challenge Crazy for Hearts (must have 2 or more hearts), which I also think I've got covered lol.

I really wanted something more than the traditional red and white, or pink Valentine's card....something a little more daring and sexy. So I came up with red, black and white. The image is Melinda Blowing Kisses from Whiff of Joy Stamps, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear EP. I colored it with Copic markers, cut and embossed the ovals with Nestabilities Petite Ovals and popped the image using Stampin' Dimensionals. I used Sakura Stardust Clear Gelly Roll glitter pen on her wings.

The sentiment was printed on my printer, cut and embossed and matted as for the image. Prima flowers, punch flowers, Queen & Co. red pearls and silver filigree bead caps dressed it up a bit. I can't remember where I got the heart brads, but I'm sure I got a good deal. :-D The red lace and black satin ribbon were from my sewing stash.

The Copic Sketch markers I used are shown to the right.>>>>>>>>>

Cardstock: SU Basic Black and Real Red
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamp: Whiff of Joy


  1. Absolutely beautiful card Cindy and well done on the three challenges! Your colouring of the gorgeous image is stunning and I think you've got a very chic look with the wonderful colour scheme. I hope Bev sees your fabulous card because I know she'll love it and I agree with you that she's the most amazing card artist. Chris :)

  2. Oh my goodness!! Cindy this is spectacular -I nearly fell off the chair when I saw it. Your use of colour, the composition, the embellishments and your colouring is beyond compare. I am so honoured that you chose to case one of my cards, and let me tell you, you ROCKED all the challenges sweetie. I absolutely LOVE IT!!

    hugs Bev x

  3. Oops, forgot to ask, Cindy please can you set up a subscribe option so I can make sure I don't miss a single post of yours lol.

    hugs Bev x

  4. A fantastic card Cindy!! Your colouration is perfect and I love the effect of the clear embossing.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Ok Sister! You are seriously one talented chick! This is such a beautiful card! The clear that what you did on the images you sent me? (which I still have not colored in... I am afraid to mess them up, waiting on my copics to come in the mail...more stalking of mailman!hehehe)I love love love the black and red!

  6. WOW - Cindy - this is gorgeous!!! I love this imag eand your coloring!!! Not to forget all the sweet hearts...LOL!!! Thanks for playing the OCCC!!!

  7. What can I say....this card is the best yet! Wait..I think I said that on the last one..and the one before that! You have such a way with color and design. Maybe someday I can get you moved up by me and a bit of your talent will rub off. BEAUTIFUL!! Barb

  8. Oh wow, what a fab creation, great colours!


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