Saturday, 1 February 2014

Valentine's Day Inspiration Blog Hop



 Welcome to the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop brought to you by the Inspiration Crew. We're a group of crafty blog friends making projects we like, using products we like.  Some of us are also offering prizes!! 




I couldn't choose just one project to share, so you're getting 3! The first one uses a 'faux-enamel' technique that my friend Jennifer Wills used here. I die cut the nesting Cuttlebug hearts in black and and again in white. On the white middle heart, I sponged various distress inks and then covered it in Crystal Effects. I laid the 'enamel' heart back into the black die cuts. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I love the shine of the rainbow and am also linking up to this week's Less Is More Rainbow challenge.

For my next card, I embossed this Paper Smooches sentiment in clear on a white panel. I then cut masks for it and sponged above and below the lines in Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry distressed inks. Simple, but pretty!



Finally a valentine for a techie. This Technique Tuesday sentiment came with a bunch of light bulb and lamp stamps, but this unknown 'on' icon works too! I stamped it in Turquoise and added Stickles so that it would glow, just like the computer!


Be sure to check out all the blogs for tons of crafty Valentine’s Day inspiration.

41 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Wow, three AWESOME designs! I can't decide which one I love more...I love them all. Beauitufl work, Ardyth!

Neets B said...

These are all fabulous, Ardyth...how you continue to come up with new ideas and designs just blows my mind. Amazing work! x

Anita in France said...

I'm so glad you chose to share all three cards, Ardyth, they're all so fantastic! Gasped at the rainbow heart, was in awe at the cleverness of the two colour 'love' and sighed at the wonderful simplicity of 'on'! Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

These are all incredible Ardyth, but it's the sentiment on the last card that really made me smile!

Lynn said...

three super fun cards...love them all..especially the faux enamel on the first. So cool Ardyth!

joy said...

GOR GE OUS! I love the enameled heart and the masked LOVE. I've never seen an "on" icon stamp; how clever is that?!

Hannelie said...

Fabulous! Inspiring! Thanks Ardyth!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous as always! Your first card qualifies over at LIM - Rainbow [just sayin]

Geri said...

My goodness girl...you are on fire! These card are all so amazing! The rainbow heart - spectacular! The gloriously CAS love card - fabulous. The beyond sweet 'puter card - cute as the sparkly little 'turn on' button and so creative!!!

...and no finger prints on the heart - I admire your patience in waiting for the Crystal Effects to dry!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Wow - three fabulous cards. Love the second one - the inking is so prefect!

cm said...

Trifecta of delight and dazzle, Ardyth! The enamel heart = swoon; the love card = charmed; and the techie card = hand-clapping sweetness. Wow, wow and wow!!
c

Laura B. said...

Awesome cards! That second one knocked my socks off! Amazing masking!

Rachel W K said...

that enamel heart is just sooo cool! ill have to try that out, thanks for the inspiration!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Bobby said...

I can hardly speak I'm so dumb-struck. Couldn't believe the second card was inked, so perfectly even. The rainbow heart is spectacular.

Mistylynn said...

Such fun cards Geri!. Love the two tone!

Happy Dance said...

Good things come in threes...though in this case, you've got some greatness going on here!! Wowzers! I'd say you're an odds-on winner for the rainbow challenge. This is simply stunning. An awe-filled eye-full. Brilliant colors on your 'love' card. This just makes me happy. Love the blues in your last card. Love that lightbulb set... Have been thinking about it for quite some time. That bit o'stickles is just the right touch too. Great cards, my friend, great cards. Bev

Joyce said...

All three of these cards are just fabulous. I thought that you had used patterned papers for the first two (crazy me, do you even own patterned papers???) and was surprised and impressed to read it was all done through (the magic of) ink.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You FLOOR me! These are all stunning, but that faux enamel is brilliant beyond words, Ardy!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome CAS cards!! Love the glossy rainbow, red and pink and glitter on/off switch!!

Craft-E-Place said...

WOW! Your 'enamel ' heart is absolutely stunning!
Elaine

Susie Craft Happy! said...

OMG!!!! These are AWESOME!! Love them all! You rocked it...AGAIN!

Susie

Gerrina said...

All three cards are so stunning! Love the way the rainbowheart pops up and the techie-card made me smile while thinking that this is CaS-perfection... Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous, fabulous and fabulous! Need I say more? You always seem to know just the right thing to put on a card, I love it!

Janis said...

Amazing cards. My fave is #2. Love the bright, mouth-watering colors and the simple design. So pretty!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your colorful heart and the clever design on the last one, but all your cards are fabulous! TFS

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this Ardyth! The Crystal Effects is fantastic.

Annette Allen said...

oh my word these are amazing.. i really love the first one that heart is awesome..

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the color combo on the 1st and 2nd cards! Will have to check out that technique on the rainbow heart... gorgeous!

Chrissie said...

These are all simply yummy Ardyth!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Monica said...

All so trendy and attractive.

Priscilla said...

Ardyth, I loved the Faux Enamel technique you used on one of the cards in this post. However, when I clicked the link for the technique on Jennifer Wills' blog, I couldn't find it. May I ask you to post the exact link to it?

Sheila H said...

Wow - these are so imaginative! I love all three :)

Jen W. said...

These are all brilliant! Love the rainbow heart on the first card (and thanks for the shout out!). The sponging on your second card is so perfect! I know I would make a mess of a design like this! The third card totally cracked me up - you know I love my puns - and the Stickles are an awesome touch!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like each of these, Ardyth. They're so clean and simple, and yet i know lots of work and thought went into each one. :) THe faux enamel heart really won me over!

Kathyk said...

Love your LIM card - the use of the enamel effect really lifts the project.

Your pink LOVE card is great too. Is it two shades of pink or pink/red? If it's pink then - perfect for the pink challenge over at http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ca/

Kathyk

Linda said...

Fabulous collection of cards as always Ardyth, love them all. xx

Tanis Scott said...

Now that pink and red card is absolutely brilliant! And that is coming from someone who neither a fan of pink, nor red!

Charlotte said...

Really great cards Ardyth !
Love all of them, the embossing perfectly done! Really clean and simple! Congrats, Charlotte

susan Brannan said...

Love the rainbow heart fab technique x

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, Ardyth ... showcased at LIM with your luscious heart card! Anita :)

aufspapiergebracht said...

WOW ;)))) Elisabeth