I had one more Love Fest Challenge card to complete-the final one sponsored by The Greeting Farm which was to make a love themed card using at least one die. I had pictured this card yesterday when the Technique challenge was to use circles. I had seen this sweet card of Mary's when she was the Queen for the Day a while back but hadn't had a chance to CASE it yet.
I used one of my favorite techniques which happens to look great with graphic designs like circles. You simply punch a bunch of shapes and glue them onto your paper. Then you emboss this in an ef with an all over design-my favorite is the one I used here, square lattice. You end up with a sheet that looks like it has inlaid pieces in it. I cut three strips of dp and used a square punch to notch the ends then tied on a piece of twine. I used my round dies to cut my image circle and framing and also embossed these in the dies. I heat embossed my image onto my circle then paper pieced in my hot air balloon with polka dot paper like Mary had used to frame hers. I used a marker to fill in my hearts and added some Crystal Effects. I had a little "oops" so I added one punched heart over this. Instead of gems or brads, I punched 3 more circles for my accents.
Blogged about it HERE
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 GMT Views: 826
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Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 3:14 PM
Gail, this is just charming!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that square lattice folder and I can see the texure in your dp very well. It does give it that really special look. And one would never know you had an "oops" because that little heart looks like it belongs there!! Thank you so very much for playing along :) Hugs~~~~
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