"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, October 8, 2010

OLW23 + Heartfelt Creations

Now that I have my Hero Arts deadline behind me I plan to start making and posting more cards and projects using stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.   Today I made this pretty simple looking card that was anything but simple to put together.  It all started when I saw Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenge (#23) "Heavy Metal".   The challenge was to create a one layer card using metallics on the card.  Now, I love the look of metallic ink.... on other people's cards, just not on mine.  Probably because I just can't seem to get a real good impression with metallic ink.  Anyway, the challenge got my gears moving and I decided to do some embossing using one of the Heartfelt Creations die set (HCD 705 - Holly/Ornaments Diecuts).  I centered the die on the cardstock, taped it down, then made my "sandwich" (for the Cuttlebug spacer plate, B plate cardstock/die combo - cutting side facing up, cardstock shims, tan embossing pad & 2nd B plate) and ran it through the Cuttlebug.  That was the easy part.  Getting the ornament (HCPC3336 Ornament Medallion set) stamped centered in the ornament is where things got tricky.  I ruined several pieces of cardstock until I got it mostly right.  I do love the look, though. 

Thanks for taking a peek... have a great day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Scarlet Jewel; Stamps:  HC Fancy Ornament; Cardinal Holiday Mailbox; Ink:  Brilliance Galaxy Gold; Ribbon:  Midori Ivory Organdy ribbon

10 comments:

Barb said...

What a stunning color, Rosemary! So elegant and I adore that bow!

HappyCrafter said...

I just LOVE this card, and I wouldn't call it simple, I'd call it classy and elegant :-) I love one layer cards , and they are so hard to pull off without them being boring, and you definitely made sure this one wasn't.

I haven't tried that technique with the nesties, always afraid of cutting my paper, but I feel inspired now, maybe I'll go experiment :-)

Susan said...

You did a fabulous job with this! I LOVE the stamped image inside the nestability embossing. I've tried that before and made a total mess of it! Yours is fabulous!!

AnitaRex said...

Love the embossing and stamping! So pretty!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card Miss Lady!!! I love also seeing your cards in the recent Take Ten and Just Cards mags!!! Hope all is well...

Susan Raihala said...

Your persistence paid off! What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing the OLW!!!!

Heather Maria said...

I've never tried embossing like that and it looks fab - thanks for the instructions, Rosemary. The ornament is gorgeous and I love that great big bow!

craftiblog said...

Glad to hear someone else has issues with getting everything centered on a OL card. I'm right there with you! Lovely card and I do like the embossing!

Monica K. said...

What a neat idea to stamp inside the embossed image! Love it!

Elise said...

I love this look, too! AND I know EXACTLY what you mean when you say that you love it when "other's do it!" But, honey, baby, sweetheart - YOU are now one of THEM! hee hee This card is SO elegant, SO exquisite, SO wonderful! I LOVE IT! So glad you are back, cranking out the goods for the blogland, as a whole! Congrats on completing your Hero Arts booty! Yeeee Haw!