Monday, February 7, 2011

Beauty of Love

Hello Everyone and welcome to another Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!  Love is a beautiful thing, so let’s honor it in our card making! Use the color red, have a feel of romance, or adorn your creation with hearts – the choice is yours! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card here to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB07. You have until February 28th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog! 


February is a very busy month for my family - 4 Birthdays, Valentines' Day and it's also our Wedding Anniversary!  With love as our theme this month, I thought what is more iconic than red roses!!  This beautiful Rose Heart is from the recent release called Hearts & Flowers.  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (R32, R35, R37, R39) and then added subtle sparkle with a Clear Spica.  I then cut it out and attached it to a fan fold flower (white spritzed with Wheat Fields Glimmer Mist).  The base is made up of red, white (pierced) and River Rock card and topped with some MME Lush DP.  I then embossed another piece of River Rock with the Floral and Stone Impressabilities (the embossing comes out AMAZING on my new Grand Calibur!!!!).  The sentiment is also from Hearts & Flowers (and says I Love You!) and I've made it into a notched tag and slipped it under the Heart panel.  Finally I added some red ZVA roses in the corner and accented with some ZVA pearl flourishes and also added some Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Hearts and Flowers (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Riding Hood Red, White, River Rock, MME Lush DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Scor Pal, Wheat Fields Glimmer Mist, Floral and Stone Impressabilities, ZVA Pearls and Flowers, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Scissors.

Don't miss the gorgeous creations that the Beauty Girls have in store for you today!!

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Yvonne Hagane

Thanks for visiting and can't wait to see what Love Creation you have in store for us!!  :) 

17 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Kathy,

This is just GORGEOUS! I love that background paper - so luxurious :) Wonderfully embellished with the beautiful pearls and flowers.

Sharon x

Yvonne Hagane said...

Ooooh this is CLASSY, Kathy! LOVE the red against the cream and as always your design is flawless. I`m always gasping when I visit your blog!! Well done!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Well that's a yummy stamp, me likes!!! I like the rose and pearl embellishing atop the classy paper too!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOWzers! This is really stunning. Fabu job on the challenge girlie!

Kerrie said...

Such a stylish card, love how you have created that wonderful heart.

Beate said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Your card is so rich and elegant.
I love the paper you chose, the gorgeous flowers and pearls and that you cut out your heart and placed it on that Rosette!!!

Simply Beautiful! Hugs and smiles

Leslie Miller said...

Gasp! Your card is so beautiful with the rich paper and all the pretty red roses and pearls. A fabulous Valentine!

Stampvanwinkle said...

So very pretty Kathy. Love the roses and pearls.

Amanda said...

*SIGH* I love your flocked paper!!! And I love how perfectly elegant your card looks!! So clean and elegant looking! Super Fabulous!! :)

Grace said...

Beautiful Kathy! Love the color combo and that fan fold flower! The pearls are such a pretty touch! Love the piercing too... a beautiful and elegant card! Hope all is well with you! Miss you!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how stunning and romantic Kathy!! I just love all the pearls and your design!! GORGEOUS GIRL!! I hope all is well! I miss you!!
hugs,
Chris

Silke Ledlow said...

Kathy, your card is so beautiful and elegant...I love it too! Love how you colored and bedazzled the heart! Hugs ~S~

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful!! I love the fan fold in the background!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning! Love the rose heart and the embossed paper and patterned paper is beautiful! :)
Hugs~

Gab said...

That is such a pretty card

Denise Marzec said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWZERS! Totally stunning!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Kathy! Love the heart wreath and the fan fold embellishment underneath! Looks so elegant!

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