Monday, February 13, 2012

A Valentine Challenge

Michelle Mach has been embossing plain white cards and envelopes for a few months.  She says it's a nice change from beading and jewelry.  Sometimes you just need to get away from creating with the same materials and get involved in something entirely different to renew your muse.  Well, she decided to have a challenge, offering one card to each ofthe first 25 people who expressed an interest.  The cards are lovely and we had our choice of one out of three different designs.  I decided to ask to be included and I chose the card that was embossed with leaves.  As soon as I saw that card I knew what I wanted to do with it.  Or at least I knew what one part of it would look like. 

I love red and white in the wintertime.  It's cheery and slightly retro, which is why I love Valentine's Day.  It's a bright spot of red in what is sometimes a very dreary time of year.  When I saw the embossed leaves on the card I knew I wanted to put tiny little red hearts in among them.  Which is what I did along with a red label in the center just saying LOVE!  I used small red rhinestone stick-on hearts from Michael's. The envelope flap was also embossed and I added some red hearts to the flap also.  My dear husband will be getting this card this evening along with a special dinner!

Here's a picture of the card.  Go on over to Michelle's blog to check out the other entries.  She has them all posted.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  1. The red really does POP against that white card. Very cool!! I would have never though to have made that card into a Valentine-ish card. You're so smart!

  2. I love the red additions to the card. Sometimes simple is best! Thanks for sharing your story and joining the challenge!

  3. I think you did a great job with your card! Really nice!



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