ABC Inspiration Challenge

Good morning!  It's Monday and time for another challenge over at ABC challenges.  This week is our very first inspiration challenge based on the photo below.  I love this photo; it's so pretty with the snow on the trees and the red cardinal.  There are so many possibilities with this inspiration photo so I hope you will take a few minutes and play along with us.  We'd love to visit your blogs!

I decided to create a Valentine's Day card with a touch of red.  My background is dry embossed using the Chevron and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders.  Then I ran my white card base through my big shot using the Chevron folder and I only partly inserted it as to only emboss the bottom half.  Then I turned my card base around and embossed the top half using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. 

Once my embossing was complete I added two rows of dry embossing in the middle (between both embossed areas) using my simply score board.  I usually add the score lines to help define and separate embossed areas.  Then I added my red ribbon and place my card base onto my card.  In case you're wondering why I sometimes layer a white card base onto a white card, I usually do that because I don't like being able to see the ribbon from the inside and the double embossing is so much easier when you're working with a card front rather than the entire card.

Next, I cut out a scallop envelope using the scallop envelope die and I folded it and taped it together.  I left the top part of the envelope open so that I could stick some hearts partially inside it.  The envelope was placed on my card using dimensionals.

I began cutting out some red and white hearts using Hearts Embosslit and would you believe this is the first time I'm using this embosslit?  Yep, I never used it before, but I really like and I'm glad I ordered it!  Then I just began randomly placing the hearts on my envelope.  I have some layered and I used glue dots and dimensionals to adhere them.  Lastly, I stamped my valentine sentiment.  Here's a close up photo of the envelope with the hearts.

I hope you liked the card I made today!  I'm happy with the way all the hearts turned out.  The embosslit is so quick and easy to use since it embosses and cuts all at the same time.  *Here's a tip*- If you don't have this embosslit you could punch out some hearts and then embossing them using some embossing folders.  It's a little more work, but you'll get the same results.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!  I'm off to get my housework started!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Supplies:  Ribbon, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Simply Scoring Tool, Scallop Envelope Die, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Technique:  Dry Embossing

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Donna Ellis said...

Patty, your heart card is adorable! Love your take on the inspiration piece, and all the pretty textures in the red and white. hugs, de

Jackie said...

WOW! I never would've thought to make something like this Patty! Your card is GORGEOUS & love all the hearts...the texture is pretty too! Awesome, awesome work Hun & TFS!!!

BTW; I'll be casing this LOL!!!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Really great card, Patty! It reminds me of a similar layout that I did years ago. Will have to try it again, thanks for the reminder!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Such an adorable card, Patty, and a great take on the challenge!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh Patty!!! (did you hear me squeal in delight?) This card is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so creative! I love the envelope bursting with all those gorgeous hearts... and all the embossing. WOW!!!

Design Originals by KC said...

Love your card and love the new pic you have up of yourself.. your hair has grown! Nice to update our blogs from time to time... thanks for offering a great challenge example! Kathi

Becky said...

OH Patti, this is gorgeous!! Love the embossing and how you have the creative.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card love that idea! thanks for choosing me to be a guest at ABC
hugs me x

Jessica Ford said...

Oooh!!! I love this! Super cute!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Patty,

Wow - your card is just BURSTING with love! I think its so clever how the hearts are just spilling up and out of they envelope!

Thank you also for taking the time to explain everything in detail, you gave me some inspiration.


Danielle Vincent said...

Oh Patty this is so cool. I think I need to start a folder that is label "CASED" from Patty. I love so many of the cards you make and this is definitely one of them. Love those hearts - really fun! Hugs D

AnnMarie said...

What a beautiful card! Love all the details and the red/white combo is stunning! :) Hope you are doing well!

Cherie said...

Love,love, love your card! What a great idea to have the hearts spilling out of the envelope! Too cool! TFS!