Saturday, April 11, 2015

Heart of Gold

I'm sorry, my post is late.  It's been crazy in our house this week.  We are celebrating a little person's birthday and the yah-yah has been non-stop.  I'm so glad I'll get to craft tomorrow.  Shhh don't tell I'm on the computer now.

This week's challenge on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a gold embossed background.  I had to think on this one for a long time.  I was inspired by the bokeh techniques that are so popular right now.  I used my glossy cardstock, created a mask for the centre using a piece of diecut copy paper and added then some Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet randomly.  Rather than adding the white circles, I added my gold embossed hearts from MFP's Calendar set.  This was fun.  The sentiment came from MFP's Swans set and was stamped in versa fine.  It feels very dimensional but is a one-layer card.  I may actually have to try the bokeh technique next.

Challenges This Card Meets:
Send a Smile for Kids - For Mom or a Special Female
Fantasy Stampers - Clean and Simple
4 Crafty Chicks - Diecuts (used as a mask)
Throwback Thursday - Stamp that you've owned for more than a year (MFP's Calendar set)
Addicted To Stamps - Clean and Simple
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes


  1. Great masking and a fab idea to use the gold embossed hearts.
    Thanks for joining in at ATSM and Fantasy Stampers. :)

  2. Great masking, so crisp, and I love the embossed gold against the pink tones. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  3. Really pretty background and design here! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  4. Hi Christine this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers this time. Hugs Jackie DT

  5. This is very pretty, nice hearts. Thanks for playing our Die Cuts Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT

  6. Love the one layer technique you used on this card, very cool. Thanks for playing along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks on our Diecut Challenge.


    Ronda, 4CC Guest Designer

  7. Very cute!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

  8. A lovely design, Christine - thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  9. Beautiful! I do love a sponged/inked background