Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Blue Valentine

Unbelievably I almost finished this post and my finger slipped and I lost the whole thing!!!!!  so here goes again ...

I wanted to do a blue valentine rather than my usual red.    I actually love this card and only just finished it about half an hour ago (fortunately I wont see Alex until tonight so it's not too late!).  It is my first 8" x 8" card and I will definitely make more cards this size.

I must say the picture doesn't show up how shimmery it is as I have once again used cosmic shimmer and glimmer mist in huge amounts!  I will ask for a decent camera for my birthday this year as I am using my camera phone which is not great, obviously.

Here goes (again!!!!) ...

The main focal point heart on the front is a free svg cutting file from the internet done on my cricut expression (which I was so lucky to win a few years ago from Craftwork Cards).  The paper behind is actually the paper on my desk when I sprayed some flowers for another project.  It has so much cosmic shimmer and glimmer mist on it that it's stiff!  This and the white card mount are die cut using a spellbinders label die.  Onto this the flower is a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Florals which has again been saturated with cosmic shimmer and glimmer mists and assembled using a large turquoise brad.

The card underneath is stamped with an elusive images heart which is embossed in cosmic shimmer ep and colour tinted with faded jeans distress ink using a blending tool.  The back of this piece is also stamped with the same stamp but using faded jeans distress ink which is then blended with  a water brush.








The background piece of the bottom card is again paper generously sprayed with cosmic shimmer and glimmer mists with cling film put on top until dry. When peeled off it leaves this fantastic weird and wonderful look.  The same heart stamp was used again here onto the same paper but embossed with detail white ep, then mounted onto white card and cut out leaving a small border.  They have been mounted using foam pads.  The lacy heart strip of white cardstock is cut out using a spellbinder's border die (part of the set I got when I bought my Grand Calibur recently).    The pearlescent white scalloped oval is another free svg cutting file onto which I have stamped the I love you and embossed in cosmic shimmer ep.

I hope you like it and thanks for coming by, hope you have a great Valentine's Day :)

23 comments:

Judie aka Craftymess said...

that is just stunning hun xx

Susan Glennnie said...

gawjuss nice to see a diff color other than red x

Lexie said...

It's absolutely lovely. I'm sure it'll go down very well with the OH.
xx

Linda said...

WOW This is awesome! Lovely colours you have used and I am sure hubby will love it.

Hugs
Linda xxx

annemarks said...

Thanks for all your kind comments x :)

GoonerGirl said...

Gorgeous card, like you I made a blue card for my OH. Chris xx

Abbie721 said...

Beautiful card hun, lovely color to xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Really original and lovely card. Vee xx

Angel-23 said...

Really beautiful, love the three hearts on the base of the card.
Hugs Rachael xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the papers and the hearts look fantastic, gorgeous design
Lindsay xx

annemarks said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments, blogger won't let me reply individually so BIG HUGS from here :0

Beckie said...

That is so unusual, I absolutely love the colours and the heart is stunning, I am now following xx

annemarks said...

Thanks Beckie :)

she3655 said...

Wow, what a stunning card, I love blue, but never thought to make a valentines day card in blue, guess what I'll be making next year lol.... beautiful.....

Shelagh x

~ Ali ~ said...

Oh anne how annoying....this is fabulous love that colour of blue!


ali x

annemarks said...

Thanks Shelagh :)

annemarks said...

Thanks Ali :)

CAROL said...

Gorgeous card and so refreshing to see a different colour for Valentines day x

annemarks said...

Thanks Carol :)

Kim x said...

How nice to see something other than red, love the cling film technique it's brill isn't it.
Thanks for all of your lovely comments
hugs Kimx

Cathy A said...

Loving all the shimmer on this, and for not sticking with red valentines I salute you!

pickle said...

It's beautiful Anne love the attention to detail and the shimmer :)
Kerry x

lexiemess said...

What a lovely change from red or dare I say even pink ! love it xxx