Wednesday 2 February 2022

Paper Funday Hugs and Kisses


     A new challenge begins today at The Paper Funday, it's anything goes but I have chosen to follow the optional twist of Hugs and Kisses.
     This is made with a mix of old and newish dies from John Next Door. The old die is the cut out heart in the middle, it's from a set that goes well with the pop out box. This has been cut into the front of a DL card blank so that the purple card behind can be seen.
     The newer dies are the strip dies used to make the edging at top and bottom of the card and the embossing on the silver satin card. To use dies as embossing templates is easy and it gives them yet another use. Place a silicon embossing mat under the card you wish to emboss, place the die on the card and run through the machine, you will need to adjust your 'sandwich' - for my machine I use two pieces of card from a cereal box with my clear plates, leaving out the 1 & 2 shims.
     Each silver heart has a scalloped edge purple heart underneath to tie it in with the card liner. It looked a little bare so I used some silver peel off borders to bring in a little more silver, I have lots of peel offs in my stash so it's time to use\them up. I don't feel it's cheating, I know if I tried to stamp a long border like that it would fine until the last bit so at least this way it looks even.
     The Paper Funday has lots of inspiration for you so please pop over and take a look, then come and join us with your creation.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - #463 Heart and/or beets
International Art & Soul - #126 All About Love/Hearts
Use Your Stuff - #440 Embossing


  1. Gorgeous card and so clever how you've embossed the hearts. They look like those vintage tin ceiling tiles. Thanks for another lovely team project for The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna

  2. Hi Rocky this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. I love your trio of the added texture!! Great take on our "my heart beets for you" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along!!

  4. Love, love this card, the embossed hearts add such a lovely texture and the die-cut heart in the middle is awesome.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  5. This is beautiful and such a clever idea to add texture to your hearts like that. Another idea to note. Very elegant in your purple, white and silver colour scheme. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time. Alison DT x

  6. what a cool embossed effect .. so glad you joined our HEART Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  7. OOOO great heart design, love it :) :) Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul this fortnight. Hugs Mimi xx

  8. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


    International Art & Soul DT

  9. Wow, fantastic way to use your die. Love the effect on the hearts
    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff


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