Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Amour

I'm busy trying to get some Valentine's cards mailed off to my kids and grandkids!

That's my youngest grandson, Kesten, who is just learning to crawl! He's trying so hard here.

                                        
And this is my oldest grandson, Parker, who actually started walking a couple of months ago and is now quite proficient at it!
Don't you think these hard working little guys deserve nice Valentines from Grandma?  They'll probably either be late or cost me a fortune to send them on time. Sigh!  Oh well!  Better late than never!

I wanted to participate in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #152 which is a colour challenge:

I love their updated graphics, don't you?  These three colours are the predominant ones in the More Amore DSP!  I love some of the designs in the series and really don't love others, but I do like this colour combination, especially with lots of pool party.  I also like the laser-cut hearts that come in one sheet of Real Red and one sheet of Primrose Petals.  Perfect for Valentines!


I was trying to use the Delicate Designs embossing folder to create a frame around the piece of Pool Party card stock, but it's a bit thick.  I think it would work better to use just the inner part of the folder to make it more frame-like.  It has a very pretty texture though.

The other thing I had fun with was dying the Organza ribbon, which is normally white, but I put it in a little water with a few drops of Primrose Petals reinker and it turned out so beautifully.  I had never tried dying ribbon before, but learned how at our last team meeting thanks to my friend, Amy Jasper, who did a great demo for all of us.


Well, I must run to the Post Office, so sorry to dash out on you!  Anything I can get for you while I'm out??

Stamps:  Artistic Etchings (w118517; c120573); Hearts a Flutter (w129249; c129252)
Paper:  Real Red (102482), Primrose Petals (126841), Pool Party (122924) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock; Red Glimmer Paper (121790), More Amore Specialty DSP (129309)
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Real Red (126949), Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Ink Refill (126851), Stampin' Write Marker in Primrose Petals (In Colour bundle 126856)
Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), 5/8" Flower Trim (126869)
Tools:  Delicate Designs embossing folder (127023); Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159), Full Heart Punch (119883)


More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Delicate Designs Edgelits

 Hearts a Flutter Stamp set
Hearts a Flutter Framelits

2 comments :

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet Valentine - and your little guy is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Heather! I love all the different elements against the embossed background! Nice job with the color challenge!