Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We Love You Tons Color Challenge

It is time for another challenge over at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge and it is fitting for the season! 

Go check out the Design Team’s lovely creations for a little inspiration.  Use the Valentine’s colors and share your own project with us.  Remember to use your “retro rubber” over a year old and tell is how long it has been in your stash.

Using red and pink together can be a bit of a challenge in itself, but once I started it was easy.  The first time I created the card I used white card stock, but decided that glossy white card stock would do Memento dye based inked better justice. 

1.     Spritz Studio Calico hearts with irResistible Love Letter until covered with glossy ink.  Set aside to dry, in my case over night!
2.     Ink the flat portion of the Cuttlebug Hugs & Kisses embossing folder with Memento Angel Pink.  Place glossy card stock trimmed to 3.5” x 4” and pressure emboss.  The raised portion will remain white and the background will pick up the ink.  Angel Pick is very light, so there is just a hint of color on the glossy card stock.  Ink the outside edges with Memento Lady Bug.
3.     Stamp the small heart from Technique Tuesday’s Say It Happy in Memento Lady Bug and Angel Pink and stamp glossy card stock trimmed to 1.75” x 4”.  This is a newer stamp for me but I’ve had it since late 2014 so it qualifies!  Ink the outside edges with Memento Lady Bug.
4.     Stamp Technique Tuesday’s Just Love Seal in Memento Lady Bug and add “we” and “(tons)”.  This is from last year’s TT’s Valentine collection, it came out in January 2015.  Die cut with Spellbinders Standard Circle Large.
5.     Adhere card stock sections to A2 card stock base.  Adhere seal with dimensional foam adhesive, and the hearts with glue dots.

This is a quick and easy card to create and will be perfect to send to our daughter who is away at college.  Create your own project and share with us at Retro Rubber BlogChallenge.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Supplies by Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko:
·      Craft Mat

Other Supplies
·      Cuttlebug Hugs & Kisses
·      Technique Tuesday Just Love Seal and Say It Happy stamp sets
·      Spellbinders Standard Circle Large
·      Studio Calico hearts
·      Misc:  White card stock A2 size, glossy card stock, die cut machine and embossing mat, adhesive and dimensional foam adhesive.

I would like to share my card with the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #397 with the following sketch
Glitter ‘n’ Sparkle Challenge Blog  #173 Embossing (Dry or Heat)
Addicted to Stamp Challenge #119 Anything Goes with a stamp


  1. Neva, your daughter is going to love this sweet card! I was glad that you mentioned inking the emboss folder... I would have totally missed the subtle color. My favorite detail is the sponging... looks really good with the white on white....

  2. Hello Neva: What a fantastic Valentine's Day card, that embossing folder is so beautiful and a great background for your layout. Love the cascading hearts around your sentiment, just so beautiful.
    I'm so thrilled to be a part of this team and I'm looking forward to working with you guys for the next six months.

  3. Hi Neva, your card is gorgeous, I love the embossing and the cascading hearts are so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Dream Valley. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you back with us again. Jennifer DT member x

  4. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  5. Perfectly done and sure to be a big hit! Love your use of the color challenge and always love a card with lots of texture!!

  6. What a lovely Valentine!!!! Thanks for playing along with us Paper Girls!

  7. Neva, this is a beautiful Valentine card, the colors are spot on. I love the embossing of the x's and o's and the added hearts! I am so happy to be on the Retro Rubber design team. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

  8. Hi Neva, what a beautiful Valentine-card did you make. I think that red and white is a lovely fresh colorcombination.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  9. Beautiful Valentine's day card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Glitter N Sparkle challenge blog!! :)

  10. Fabulous entry into this weeks Glitter N Sparkle challenge. Wishing you lots of luck and hope you win some new digi's. Hugs Tracey C DT

  11. Hey Neva, I love your card, that embossing is stunning! Cx

  12. Hi Neva, A wonderful Valentine card, perfect colour palette for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT

  13. Amazing card! I love the texture and dimension, it is perfect! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  14. Love and adore this card! I love that embossing!! Happy VD!

  15. Such a sweet Valentine's card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

  16. A very pretty valentine card! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  17. I am loving your card so much! The sketch works so well with the Valentine theme! Awesome!

  18. So pretty!! Thanks for playing along at Sketch Saturday!!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Sketch Saturday DT


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