Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hearts, Hearts, Hearts

Valentine's day is right around the corner and I have hearts on my mind.  How many hearts do you count in this card?

Boy was this hard to photgraph!

The Less is More challenge this week is
"Cut it Out"

For this we would like to see some kind of hole or aperture in your card
and the Friday Mashup challenge
FM#42 It's all about Color!
So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :

Make a project using "Paper Piercing".

Or Make a project using the colors "Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red & Early Espresso".

Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Color Combo & Paper Piercing".

The aperature and embossed hearts were all cut with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies.  You can find them on p. 6 of the Occasions Catalog.  I cut the heart window with one size.  After cutting the larger hearts, I put them in my favorite Square Lattice Embossing Folder to give them some texture.

The stamped heart on the inside was a scrap of Whisper White stamped with some of the flowers from the Elements of Style large flower stamp.  I inked the stamp with Riding Hood Red and Pear Pizzaz markers.  After stamping, I put the piece in the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit.  It embosses and cuts at the same time and the heart has a lovely scallop edge.

The sentiment is cut from the I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel and stamped in Early Espresso.

The fancy paper piercing was done using an Ecstasy template.  It's the first time I've used it after wishing for one for several years.  It's not Stampin' Up! but isn't it interesting?

A bit of Riding Hood Red (retired) ribbon finished it off.

Hopefuly it's not too much for Less is More but I'm pretty sure  I Mashed it Up!

All supplies SU unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Elements of Style, I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel (cut apart)
Ink:  Early Espresso, SU Markers (Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz)
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Hearts Framelits, Square Lattice EF, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Paper Piercing template (Ecstasy Crafts), Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon

I'm so glad you could stop by today.



Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Bonnie,

This is so pretty. I love the way you've layered the hearts and put the flower on the textured sizlit heart inside. Very pretty.

Thanks for playing in our challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Aileen said...

Very soft and romantic. I lie the texture on your hearts. x

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Bonnie, what a pretty image nestling inside the heart!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Susan Joyce said...

Love the heart cutout. Pretty card. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week.

jimlynn said...

I don't know how many hearts Bonnie, but they're all just great! Love the way you did the cut out on here too. So pretty.

Faith A said...

Gorgeous and the littel floral finish inside

Carol said...

Bonnie, this is GORGEOUS! Just beautiful...Love how you centered those hearts and their corresponding cut-outs!

Teresa Kline said...

this is a super sweet card, luv the punk embossed hearts...thanks for playing along with us at the Friday MashUP.....I am having a huge blog candy giveaway, check it out here...

enjoy *~*

Holly said...

Bonnie this came out great! I love how you have just the small piece of the flower image showing through the heart. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.. it's great to see you back again!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, That's so pretty, I love the layered and embossed hearts, Gay x

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card! I love the paper piercing you did, its such a pretty pattern!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Rita said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie. I love the use of the framelits! Thanks for joining us at The FRiday Mashup!

Susan said...

Very pretty hearts... especially with the embossing on them! Love that image inside the card too!

Mandi said...

Hearts make great apertures, lovely card Bonnie
i loe the rose in the centre, quite Cath Kidson!

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful! Love all the hearts and the inside is so pretty. Lots of nice texture, too. Glad you finally got your Ecstasy template. :-)