Thursday, February 14, 2013

happy love day (HA, RIC)

Well, good morning.  I'm blaming it on the "fifth season" here in Germany, but I nearly missed Valentine's Day. Just dawned on me, yesterday, that I hadn't made cards for DS and DD.  Know what they say about the shoemaker's kids...

So here they are.  Happy VD DS.

Inside reads "always... my little angel" (Clear and Simple stamps).  Just to remind us both!  Stamped the HA Crossword BG onto PP, die cut the heart and then used HA Alpha to heat emboss the "Love You".  Some echo park PP and an alpha sticker and this was pretty easy thanks to the HA February sketch.

And Happy VD DD.

I was a lucky winner at Ellen Hutson around Christmas and got a box of Hero Arts goodies.  Put the dots BG stamp and some yummy new inks (Bubble Gum and Butter Bar) to use.  And tried the faux letterpress that Julie E. presented on the Hero Arts blog.  (So not sure that I did it right.  Which side of the embossing folder are ya supposed to ink?!?!?)  So I'm playing in Hero Arts February challenge:

Love?  Check.  Lace?  Check.  And a sketch.  Check.

And in the corners of my mind I was stuck on hot pink (the HA Bubble Gum ink color) after seeing the Runway Inspired Challenge #29 - DSquared2.  I had wood on the brain too, but now looking at the photo I'm not sure where I got that from...

Happy Love Day, lovelies.

Supplies for LOVE YOU:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette,  PP echo park.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink : Versafine
Tools: heart die Sizzis, circle die MFT
Other: black embossing powder,  enamel sticker

Supplies for you touch my heart:
Paper: cardbase Papermania,  CS Neenah, black scrap
Stamps: dot BG and sentiment Hero Arts, floral BG CHF
Ink : Hero Arts, Versamark
Tools: heart die Sizzix, embossing folder Craft Concepts, sewing machine
Other: lace scrap, alpha sticker making memories


  1. Maria, these are stunning! Love the polka dots, that pink patterned heart, the crossword, the teeny bit of lace...heck! I just plain love these cards. Your ds & dd will adore their valentines. Bev

  2. These cards are SO cute! LOVING the colors on that second one...and the woodgrain embossing is fab!!

  3. These are really fantastic cards! Great designs for both!

  4. Fabulous cards Maria! I just LOVE your style. You have such a keen eye for design, adding the card elements in just the right places and selecting paper that works perfectly with those elements! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I love having company and really appreciate your sweet comments.

    By the way, WHOO HOOOOOO for the win from Ellen's blog. I bet it made Christmas a wee bit sweeter!

  5. Beautiful work, Maria! Love the mix of colors and use of woodgrain in the 2nd card! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  6. I think you did the faux letterpress perfectly. The card is incredible. And I love how you went bold with the black dots, gorgeous!

  7. Tolle Karten! Das faux letterpress kam echt gut raus- vielleicht probier ich das auch mal aus!

  8. Love your bold and playful approach to both challenges, Maria! So glad that you joined us in the Runway Inspired Challenge! Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my projects lately <3 Happy stamping!

  9. This is an awesome card! I love the colors and the faux letterpress is divine!

  10. beautiful...both of them. you're a fab designer Maria. love these.

  11. This yellow woodgrain faux letterpress looks absolutely amazing! Looks so good with the pink monogram!! Love it! So glad you joined us over at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

  12. I love your faux letterpress...and yellow?! A brilliant choice :) By the way- you can ink either side of the embossing! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

  13. Both of the cards are great, Maria, but that yellow woodgrain letterpress is FANTASTIC!! And the pink/fuchsia on top goes so well. Who would have known?! Love it to pieces.


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