Friday, January 31, 2020

TGIF 249 Valentines Challenge

Boy am I glad today is FRIDAY! The kids don't know that tomorrow brings a long list of to-dos and cleaning. It has been a bit of a quiet week, but my stress level does not seem to reflect that! Who are you guys rooting for this weekend? I think we are a house divided... I am rooting for San Fran! Enough about that!

I am designing today with the TGIF Design Team and we have a fun and festive challenge that is just in time! Valentines Day! I am sure we are all up to our elbows in Valentines at this point, in fact I actually struggled with this challenge because everything has been HEARTS. If you have followed me for a while, you will know that hearts are not my favorite. So when I started creating for this challenge, the idea for me was to use what others had not been using and maybe mix it with something new!

After creating all day... and not finishing or liking what I was coming up with, I came up with this. This elegant Valentines card started with the Basic Gray stamped heart with Petal Pink sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set. It wasn't until that moment that I began to have a clear idea of what I wanted to do. I have use the Stitched Be Mine dies to create my cluster of hearts.  These are nicely layered over a Basic Gray layer that has been stamped with the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp and heat embossed with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder. This was die cut with the scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered onto a layer of Petal Pink card stock that has been embossed with the Tufted 3D embossing folder. A mat of Vellum to coordinate with the Vellum heart die cut was just the right touch on my Basic Gray card base. A bit of Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon and Champagne Rhinestone to set this card over the top. I gave you a bit of a close up below!

This challenge should be easy for ALL of you and I can't wait to see what your Valentine's will look like! Remember, you only have a week to get those cards submitted!
Have a fabulous weekend!

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