Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Valentine Roses

Here's my first Valentine of 2016! It was inspired by the color challenge at Sunday Stamps #117 called "It's All about Love!" The colors are not named but I interpreted them as Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White. Almost all of my cards must be mailed so I try to keep them reasonably low profile as demonstrated by this card.

A panel of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock was adhered to panel of Blushing Bride cardstock then adhered to a card base of Melon Mambo cardstock. On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, the flower images were stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder. The embossed panel was sponged with both Melon Mambo ink and Blushing Bride ink and wiped clean with a tissue. I sprinkled additional embossing powder without Versamark while applying heat so that I would have a soft mist over the colors.

The small hearts were stamped on the panel and the ribbon was added. A stamped heart was heat embossed on Melon Mambo cardstock, cut with a punch, backed with Dimensionals and adhered. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock stamped with swirls of Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride ink.

Take time to visit the blog and join in the challenge at SSC #117!

Stamping, sponging, heat embossing, emboss resist, emboss misting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp set: "Snuggles and Smooches"
Inks: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black (inside sentiment)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Baked Brown Sugar
Misc.: Sweetheart Punch, white embossing powder, Dimensionals


  1. This turned out beautifully Melanie! I love the background and the little heart is just perfect with the ribbon accent. Fantastic card! :)

  2. Ooooh, I like the idea of heat emboss mist...didn't know it would heat emboss with no VersaMark...interesting and very pretty affect. Also like the very bright white embossed floral designs, heat embossing really pops them out. Great traditional colors for Valentine's Day. Love it.

  3. love those scribbly flowers and this is so well put together! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  4. What a lovely background you have created Melanie! The white embossing just leaps off the page...so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps...hope we see you again soon!

  5. Great Valentine card, Melanie! I love your background. A perfect Valentine card! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Sunday Stamps! this week! :)

  6. The embossed flowers really create a look that pops, great job!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

  7. Such a lovely background for your card!! Thank you for including Sunday Stamps in your crafty fun this week!