Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Non-Valentines Red Heart


This card was made to celebrate a family engagement.

I started with some silver board, and some vellum, and it grew from there

The heart was diecut, using an un-named set of heart dies, from red sparkle card.
The sentiment was stamped, using a stamp from Montartga, a New Zealand company, and embossed with platimum embossing powder, then trimmed into a double fishtailed banner.  When I mounted it over the heart, I used foam tape under the centre part to keep the banner from sagging.

The bottom of the vellum was torn -  I had to use it that way as I had no more of this design!! 
 I think it gave a nice point of interest 😉

The hearts across the top of the vellum is a fancy ribbon I have had for a long time, I glued it on using wee drops of Glossy Accents, and it very neatly hid the attachment of the vellum to the base.

I decorated the inside of the card with the heart cut out from the centre of the front feature.

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p.s. - I may not be around much for the next week or so as my right arm has an appointment with a surgeon tomorrow. 


aussie aNNie said...

Hope all goes well at your appointment Maxine.
Love your card, a real sweet design.xx [aNNie]

creationsnz said...

Simple and sweet and a bit of bling, lovely. CarolG

froebelsternchen said...

An AMAZING card Maxine! Terrific!
Fingers crossed for your surgeon appointment!♥♥♥

ike said...

Fabulous card - love the glitter red :-)
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

I hope everything goes with your arm xxx


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Sylvia said...

Beautiful card.Love the heart,Maxime.I hope goes well with your appointment.Get well soon.


Sue said...

A beautiful card for engagement, Maxine. Love the glitter heart and the vellum with torn edge. Hope your appointment goes OK.

Borqna said...

Wonderful card!
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
Good luck!

Sall said...

That is so elegant and gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Ellibelle said...

So pretty, love the sparkly heart!

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 28 “Anything Goes.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Mac Mable said...

Hope all goes well with the surgeon Maxine x What a fabulous card and love the silver background under the vellum. So elegant x

MiamiKel said...

OH Maxine,t his is a beauty! I had to look twice when you said non valetine because it looks like one - then read the congratulations! Splendid card!

Beatriz said...

Lovely card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

JD/ Jill said...

Such an elegant card! Very nicely done. I hope all goes well with your appointment!

Julie said...

Love that red sparkle heart.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
Julie T

Gerrina said...

Beautiful bold and so festive with the glitter! Hugs, Gerrina

Lovely Linda said...

What a faulous card Maine - it is certainly filled with love and I am sure it will be felt when received. Love the sparkle on that heart - silver is erfect with it - you are in my prayers my friend! xo

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a LOVEly card!

Fran said...

Beautiful design Maxine! I hope all goes well with your doctor's appointment. Hugs, Fran

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card and I like how effective it looks with the CAS design and pop of red. The vellum is so effective and looks very cool too.

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a beautiful engagement card! The details are amazing from the torn vellum to the platinum embossing! Just Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

Brenda said...

What a beautiful engagement card Maxine! I love the glittery heart and the heart vellum. A stunning card and I'm sure the engaged couple loved it too! Hugs, Brenda

Annemi said...

Amazing card. So CAS and yet so complex. Love it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
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Stampin by Genny said...

Simply beautiful! I love how you tore the bottom of the vellum. It adds a touch of vintage along with the beautiful red heart. Your card is modern and vintage at the same time. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Deanne Saunders said...

Pretty card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

inkedx2 said...

Such a cute card. Love the embossed vellum! The sparkly heart adds just the right touch. Cute card! Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


Victoria Rowson said...

Lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

brrenwick said...

What a great card! I love the velum and the torn bottom adds so much to your card! Your family member will love this card. Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

Monika Reeck said...

woow lovely shiny heart
love the shape
and love the vellum and the layout
sweet beautiful Valentine card Macine

Monica said...

Lovely heart and the vellum looks great.



N-Eva said...

It's really sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges .Neva

sharon said...

Your card is wonderful, a wonderful Engagement card.
I hope that everything went well at your appointment and that you got a good result.
sharon :)

Jo Ann said...

This is gorgeus, my friend! I really love your vellum here. We're so blessed that you joined us with your wonderful art last Challenge. We would like to invite you to link with us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving some inspiration from the Word of God in John 4:14 n which Jesus said, "But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life." Have a wonderful and blessed week.