Saturday, February 2, 2013

Black Valentines

Welcome to my corner of blog-dom.

Here in the Antipodes we do not celebrate Valentines to the extent of some other countries, but I do get to make a couple of Valentines cards most years.
Here is one that I have completed this year.


I started with a sheet of black 'lace' adhesive die cut paper which I mounted over a layer of red,and then black, then white.

The really difficult part was applying the glue in the tiny spaces and then the glitter.


The sentiment was computer generated and layered on black and red card, and mounted with foam dots.


I even stamped the inside!!


The final photo gives some idea of the sparkle - and I am still finding glitter everywhere - I was once quoted
"Glitter glitter everywhere, even in my hubby's hair" 

I nearly made that one with this card!!

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Thanks for visiting, and your comments are a great encouragement .
May your day be blessed.

28 comments:

  1. Way to go Maxine - Love the bold colours, so dramatic and perfect for Valentines Day. Great to see you creating! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Great Valentines Card! Thanks for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy challenge xx

    Lesley (DT)

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  3. Fantastic, Maxine, congratulations :-) Have a happy Valentine's day xx

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  4. Fab card, very striking, thank ou for joining in The Cupboard Trilogy challenge this month, good luck Hun Zoe DT xxx

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  5. Maxine, this is stunning!! Love the glitter on here and the black and red are just gorgeous.
    Lynn

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  6. What a fabulous art deco card Max. Love those glittering hearts.

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  7. Love the sparkle on this Maxine!

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  8. Amazing card Maxine. thanks for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy challenge - good luck x.
    Trudi TCT DT

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  9. Oh so sweet! This is a sparkly heavenly card! I love the color combo you used and you just made this shine :) Blessings!

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  10. What a beautiful card!! Love all the glitz and sparkle. Red, white and black is one of my fav color combos. I think it's so elegant. Blessings!

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  11. Clever and lovely card! Love your glitter quote! LOL!

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  12. What a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

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  13. Striking with the black hearts! Thanks for joining us at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

    Kat (DT)

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  14. Very pretty! I like all that "bling"

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  15. Lovely card, a very bold design.
    Thanks for joining us in The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge
    Joan ( DT )xx

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  16. Beautiful card Maxine- love the colors and LOVE all of the glitter- love that cute saying...!

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  17. Love this! Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
    Hugs xx Sandra

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  18. Thanks so much for playing with us in the Aud Sentiments Adult Valentine Challenge with this awesome entry!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  19. The red, black and glitter looks great together. My husband has banned glitter from our house as he doesn't like finding it everywhere! Kindy Glitz is borderline, but a slightly safer option for me :-)

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  20. Hi Maxine. I must admit I don't usually make Valentine cards, but I like yours. It is a real 'labour of love' to apply all that glitter so carefully.
    I have just become a follower. I thought I was one ages ago, but I realised that I don't get to see your posts very often!
    Thank you for being such a faithful follower of mine. I look forward to seeing what else you make now. Kate x

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  21. This is a really cool card, Maxine. Blessings!

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  22. What a fabulous card. Love your creative use of the heart paper and all the sparkles.

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  23. All the extra time on applying the adhesive and glitter really paid off! Beautiful valentine day card Maxine. Hope you and hubby are doing well!

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  24. What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

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  25. Great job thanks for playing with us at the stamping shack

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  26. such a beautiful card! thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at Visible Image

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D