Friday 3 February 2012

All Loved Up

It's the start of another challenge fortnight over at Delicious Doodles. This time around the theme is "All Loved Up". With Valentines day not far away, a lot of minds are turning towards affairs of the heart, declaring their love etc etc. This card was prompted, not only by this challenge but a request from my son. "An extra special card" for his fiancee.
I have used 2 Delicious Doodles images here as the main images. The plain heart and the Lovers.

A 3-D card

This initially starts off as a gatefold. The central aperture cut out to show the image underneath then a piece of acetate that is wider than the card attached to the flaps which are then tied together over the bowed acetate.

The images were manipulated on my computer so that they could be printed as one onto the background red card stock. I attached a little posy of roses as an added detail and a little gem for our ladies earring. The acetate (in stash) came with the hearts already printed on. I rubbed some gold wax onto some black waxed cord for just a bit of extra opulance. The base card is hammered cream card stock folded, as I said, gatefold style. I heat embossed some little swirls in the corners and made some holes (reinforced with eyelets) for tying it all together.

I added just a touch of red DI to the central edges to soften the overall effect. A small envelope type pocket on the back for adding a message and there we have it.

Please go look at the rest of the gorgeous projects made by my fellow teamies and then point us to yours by leaving a link on the Delicious Doodles challenge. We'd love to see all those "loved up projects" so please don't disappoint us.

There are a couple of challenges I'd like to enter with this card
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentine's Day/Show us some love
Do You Stack Up - Anything goes
Pals Paper Arts - Any reds
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Love is in the air
Truly Scrumptious - Love and hearts


  1. Brilliant card! I absolutely love it!

    Have a fab weekend.

    Claire x

  2. Such a clever card - so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  3. Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Lovely card. Very clever and love the look. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  5. Totally fabulous. Love the acetate and the lacing. Awesome card :-D xxxxxxxx

  6. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

  7. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us for our Love Is In The Air Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges this week, and please come back and play along with us again next time.
    Karen - Design Team Member