Monday, February 12, 2018

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge - Love (Is Spontaneous)

Hello, Hello, Hello everyone!  I needed a few weeks off to get my craft area under control.  I have been playing in about 4 different areas, with stuff out all over the place, projects half finished...and my mind had a meltdown!  I needed to organize the chaos!  You guys ever get that feeling?  Please tell me that I am not alone!  LOL

I saw that the If You Give A Crafter A Cookie blog  has a new challenge.  Challenge 87 is all about Valentine's Day and LOVE.

Yesterday, after I watched THIS video in the morning, my creative juices started to flow.  The video shows a really cool and unique way to use embossing powders, I had to give it a try, and I started pulling a whole bunch o'stuff out to make a Valentine's Day card.  This is what I came up with.

I started with a chipboard heart, which I heat embossed with Aged Scarlet, Aged Gold, and Aged White embossing enamels.  I then reheat the powders and added Champagne Glass Glitter (all by Stampendous) and put it aside to cool down.  I really love how it came out!

I made a top folding A2 card front of white cardstock.  I went through my stash, found a piece of vintage looking paper, distressed the edges, adhered it to the card front and then I adhered the heart off to the side, not dead center.  

Next, I pulled out my Clippings Stickers by Tim Holtz/Ideology and searched for the right words/phrases to form a nice sentiment.  Because the paper kind of looks like stars and the theme was love, I pulled the phrases to make "The stars are always shining and love is spontaneous by the light of the moon".  

I really love how this came out.  It might be a bit too mixed media-ish for the challenge blog but it's fun to do something a bit different.  I hope you love it too.  

I made a few more hearts with the embossing powders and will show them later in the week.  And, as always, until next time....

Hugs from Brasil - 



  1. Great idea and beautiful card!!! Shame my heat gun is not working...

  2. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  3. Once again, your card blows me away !! Great design and use of a new technique !! Might just have to try it when I get my studio under control !! Amazing card !!

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT