Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Trying something new

It is always so much fun to try a new technique.
 I had seen this one used a few times lately.  It is actually so easy yet ends up looking so neat.  And, of course, it fits for all of the Valentines and heart things we are thinking of this time of year.
 I began by adding a gold section to the bottom of my card with Gold Distress Stain and Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine.  The top of my card was plain white and I didn't really like that so I added interest with some stencils and more Distress Stains.  How yummy did the golds turn out? Once I was done and it was all dry, I cut the word "love" out, cutting along the divide of color.  That great die is from Lawn Fawn.  Next I cut that same word out a couple times from recycled kraft colored packaging.  I wanted the thicker paper of the packaging.  All of the layers were glued together and added back in the opening that was cut out.  Love the resulting dimension.  I also used this amazing heart die from Simon Says Stamp and a few sequins scattered here and there.  The stencils are a dot one from Tim Holtz and a postage style from The Crafters Workshop Stencils.  
This fits the CAS-ology challenge for NBUS - Never before used Schtuff.
Also the Just us Girls Stencil challenge.
And it fits the Crafty Gals Sweetheart challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Becca Cruger said...

This card is AMAZING! Wow! Love all the texture and grungy elements. It still looks so clean and classy! You should totally enter this over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! They are having a "heart" theme.

Gillian R said...

An amazing card, love the two tone die cut. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Jane said...

Love this card and such a great technique - will be trying that!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This turned out beautifully! I love the mix of golds on the bottom and the great stenciling on the top. I also love the layered inlaid sentiment for perfect placement. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Cheryl said...

Great card and some great techniques! Love the gold with the pink and all the texture it has!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the textures and the heart!!!!!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

The golds look amazing! I love the inlaid die cuts, too! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Lisa Mensing said...

This is so beautiful! The golds are gorgeous with the pink. Great job. Thank you for sharing with us Crafty Gals Corner.

Chris D. said...

Love the mix of grungy and postage stencils, along with pink and gold! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Samantha A. said...

Super neat technique! I love the card! Thanks for playing along this week with our Sweethearts Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
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Darnell J Knauss said...

That gold did turn out very yummy, Linda! This has amazing color and tons of texture!! Thank you so much for playing in the CASology challenge! This week CASology is collaborating with my NBUS Challenge #3 as you may have seen on the CASology site, so if you've linked a NBUS creation with CASology, please feel free to also link over at my NBUS challenge! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne said...

Great card!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner and good luck!
Lynne, Crafty Gals Corner DT

Samantha A. said...

Congratulations on your win at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
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Becca Cruger said...

Wiggle wiggle* You should check the Crafty Gals blog because I think you just won the redraw prize. :D