Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Embossing and a Heart

Hi everyone, hope you're all keeping well and emjoying the good weather if you're here in the UK. Not sure that my laptop is happy with all this heat though..... I can't use it for long before I have to switch it off and let it cool down so I'll keep this post short.

First off I've got a male card using a Uniko stamp 'Natures's Treasures II' which I heat embossed onto a 3 inch snippet of Neenah cardstock and then coloured with Memento inks. Then I cut it into three pieces and stuck to a card base with sticky pads and to finish I stamped a sentiment from HLS 'Mix Mash' set

I've made this for

Uniko challenge 'masculine with optional twist father's day'

AAA Cards challenge 'cas + resist technique'

Allsorts challenge 'male birthday'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Crafty Purple Frog challenge 'make it manly'

Addicted To Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark and 5th birthday celebrations'

Time Out challenge 'photo inspiration'  (I was inspired by the green plants)

 Up next I have a papier mache heart which I found in the back of the craft cupboard so I decided it was time to have a play. I used a Penny Black 'Jubilance' stamp (heat embossed) on one side and an image and sentiment from my Sarntangles set stamped on the other side.

This is for the following challenges

Country View challenge 'hearts'

Words 2 Craft By challenge 'keep love in your heart'

Cards Und More challenge 'antything but a card'

That's it from me for now, thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.


  1. very pretty and elegant card, love how you've cut the rectangle diagonally. Thanks for playing with AAA

  2. I just love that fresh green tile effect Andrea, it would look fab in a frame!! The heart is gorgeous, a lovely keepsake xx

  3. What a fabulous card, Andrea! I love the design - so unique! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  4. A beautiful card Andrea, such a fabulous design. Your heart is lovely, the heat embossed flowers are so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Lovely card Kanda, great shades of green and like the style.
    Thank you for joining our 'Birthday Boy' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. Fab effect on the card Andrea and love that heart huggles Sue xx

  7. Great design and stamping on the first Andrea and what a splendid heart creation. The card is a perfect masculine one for our Allsorts theme this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  8. Such a fantastic, CAS design and love the simple image you used too. The green goes so perfectly with the challenge photo as well. So glad you haven't melted and you joined us at TIME OUT!

  9. Wonderful snippets card Andrea! Love the frsh green and slicing the image as you have is a great touch - who needs fancy diagonal dies eh?

    Bit cooler here today- 34 degrees yesterday was just pushing my limits a bit :)

    Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  10. Hi Andrea . . . I LOVE your fresh green and white leafy Uniko card at the top of this post. Then I was DELIGHTED to see you use Sarntangle stamps on your cute 3D heart. Fabulous.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  11. This is a great design for a Man card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  12. Cutting your panel into angled strips was a fantastic idea! I feel very inspired to try something similar myself! Great card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  13. Fabulous split resist technique card and don't those Uniko leaves look wonderful showcased like this. Thanks for playing at both AAA Cards and Uniko.

  14. A brilliant card Andrea, fab design
    The hearts looks so pretty too
    Lorraine x

  15. Brilliant design and resist. Simply gorgeous card. Thank you for playing with us at AAA Cards.

  16. Your hearts are so pretty, I love how you've cut up your image on your card, and the heart shape is such a happy piece! Have a fab weekend, and thank for playing along with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  17. Gorgeous that beautiful green. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

  18. Andrea, You are always so creative. Your card is very pretty, and I just love that papier mache heart you found in that stash of yours. What a great idea to put a sentiment on the front and that lovely image on the back. Thanks so much for being such a loyal supporter of Words 2 Craft By. :)

  19. Love the resist technique on the card, and the way you've split the image - nicely done. Thanks for playing along with our masculine challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

  20. Great way of making the design look more than it is. Love the diagonal cutting and that heart is way too cute. Hugs Mrs A.

  21. Fab card I love your white embossing and the soft green color....
    sweet bday card
    Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM

  22. What a beautiful and very elegant card. A very clever idea too! The heart looks lovely. I love the colours. Barbxx

  23. LOVE how you used the Uniko Natures Treasures II clear stamps, the slicing of the panel is such a clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Lovely to see you enjoying your Uniko stamps too. Hugs Bev x

  24. What a beautiful project! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges this month! Evelyn xx

  25. A gorgeous projekt. Thanks for your participation in Cards und More challange. Hope to se you in outher next challange. //Zora

  26. This heart is really very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)


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