Friday, January 30, 2009

A Valentine and a Thank you.

I haven't had much time to blog this week.....just not enough hours in the day!! We are now at the half way point of winter, can't wait to see what that silly groundhog will predict this week..we have had 100cm (39in.) more snow than a normal winter here. No wonder I am

This is one of my favorite Valentine cards so far. The heart is from Impression Obsession. I embossed it with black and painted it with Tombows. I started in the center and graduated the colors from there. When it was dry I went over it with oyster H2o's. I added some stickles to the ends of the flourishes and around the heart. I used a Stamps by Judith branch and embossed the background on the purple card. I used my cb folder for the white bg. I cut the tag with my spellbinder tag dies. I used my hockey stick shaping tool to round the edges of the heart to give it some shape and used foam tape to lift it.

I hope you like it.


I also have to say a HUGE Thank you to Bonnie and Tasha for giving me these awards. I'm so sorry ladies I just haven't had time to do them or pass them on. I hope you can forgive me. I truly appreciate you thinking of me.

I hope you all have a great weekend and Thanks so much for stopping by. I am touched by the wonderful comments you have left for me.

Take care


Lauri said...

Hi! This is such a beautiful and unique valentines' card!!! and I agree...I have had it with winter! At least is it sunny today and just a touch above freezing!! Sad when just above freezing feels warm!

queenjolene99 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Gorgeous!! that heart is so Beautiful and dimensional!!...I am so ready for spring too!!...Have a Great Weekend!!..Hugs, ila

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so very pretty, awesome work. Happy Week-end.

Nancy said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Love that heart, and the added bling!

I cannot even imagine that kind of snow! We're up into the mid 60's today...running around barefoot - in January no less. :)
Congrats on some more well-deserved awards!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Wow, that heart really pops!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Fab heart card Karen..... and congrats on the awards - so well deserved. Look out over the next few days on my blog for another take on you incredible cupcake - it's sitting in front of me now....and I keep smiling. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Sharon xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful heart Karen, gorgeous card :-)
Wow, you have a lot of snow :-(
Carole x

Curt in Indy said...

The detail on this one is amazing. The hear almost looks 3-D. Great card. Best, Curt

Zoe said...

Hello Karen, I have an award for you on my blog.

maddy hill said...

Fab card and the heart looks like its popping off the card - fabulous !

btw - i love your cupcake - tis ace!

cats whiskers said...

Congrats on all your well deserved awards and cpongrats on producing such a fabulous valentines card love it all. Keep warm dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Rach said...

a beautiful valentines card Karen, stunning. hugs rachxx

Janine said...

Great card Karen... I love stamps by Judith too.

Shirley said...

Congrats on your awards! and I love that stamp and have it. What you did with it is such an inspiration! How lovely and gorgeous too!