Friday, January 12, 2018

St. Valentine's Day

This card was made for a family member and was inspired by Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #275. This is the first card I have made since becoming a member of the Design Team. I won a stamp set from a challenge in the UK and wanted to use two of the flowers and the leaves from that set.
Please consider joining in our challenges. They are posted weekly but each one runs for two weeks. We offer plenty of inspiration, a wide variety of color options and there is even a monthly prize!
This challenge's colors are Bashful, Fern and Heather with the option of adding Gold. I used white as my neutral choice. The flowers were heat embossed in white and the sentiment was stamped in Charcoal ink (because I don't have the Heather ink yet) onto a trimmed down rectangle with die cut scalloped edges. The panel with the sentiment was adhered using foam tape. The inside was decorated with the same roses only in Bashful ink rather than white embossing powder.
Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #275 can be viewed HERE.

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

1. Paper Smooches January "Anything Goes" Challenge

2. Happy Little Stampers January "Anything Goes with Dies" Challenge

3. Three Amigos "Anything Goes" Challenge #10

Techniques: Stamping, heat embossing, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamp Sets: Craftwork Cards, Ltd. "Blooms" & Paper Smooches "Lots of Love" (sentiment)
Inks: CTMH Bashful, Fern, Charcoal (sub for Heather)
Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Bashful
Die: Lawn Fawn "Stitched Scalloped Borders"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape), SU! EP (white), sequins from my stash


  1. Those flowers and leaves are so dainty and gentle. They fit perfectly with the scalloped white piece with the faux stitching. This is beautiful - well designed and very pretty. So glad to have you as part of the Colour Dare Design Team :)

  2. Loving the embossed flowers and the dry embossed stitched panel...and who doesn't love that bashful color...beautiful card.

  3. Beautiful card. I love the embossed flowers under the white embossed sentiment.

  4. So pretty Melanie! Love the softness that the flowers under your focal panel add. Great design! :)

  5. So pretty I really like the dies you used! That large scallop is so pretty! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

  6. What a lovely card, Melanie. So soft and sweet!

  7. So the sequins!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  8. Beautiful card, Melanie! I love how the flowers peek out around the edges of that wonderful scalloped panel! Thank you for sharing with us at Three Amigos!

  9. Very pretty design. I love the feminine feel of this, too.

  10. This is so beautiful! Love how you used that scalloped rectangle!! So cool! So happy you joined us at Three Amigos this month!