Thursday, 11 February 2021

Sending Love

Nice to see you visiting today, hope you've had a great week.   I have been very distracted from my card making lately.... I've become addicted to crocheting afghan rug aim is to make use of the yarn remnants that one accumulates over the far I've 9 squares ......      but today I scooped up all the yarn  and put it in another room.
And out with the embossing folders... thought I only had one tiny hearts background but I do have 3 and the one I've used today is 14x14cm (5.5x5.5")

I lightly sprayed watercolour cardstock with a pink drawing ink water mist (I mixed up) and when that was nearly dry, ran it through the Cuttlebug. Then I used the pink Distress Ink (mini) to add colour and depth to the raised pattern (I cut out one of the disaster hearts to use as a mask).  Decided to die cut a sentiment and heat emboss with gold EP and for depth cut two and glued them together...there was a little heart with the die cut so gold embossed it too.  To finish I attached a shiny sheer pink ribbon and bow and attached to a white square card.

I had a few try outs with this EF - the first with a very fine water mist on thin card and the large flat heart area did have a few bump, then I tried heat embossing the raised surface but the inks bled under the decorative outside into the heart, I tried inking the EF - what a mess - never give up, I'm really liking how this one turned out...... check out Gail and Jo's tips on the Let's Squash It blog.
I am playing along with 

Have a wonderful creative week, cheers   Robyn 

Card Recipe 
Dies: Tonic Studios - Sending Love Pretty Pocket
Inks: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Versamark
Other:  Practical Publishing - Swirly Heart Embossing folder, Pink drawing Ink spray, gold embossing powder, ribbon


  1. Beautiful card, Robyn. The embossing is so pretty. xx

  2. What a sweet card. I love that big bow - makes it look like a box of chocolates. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

  3. I agree with Jo - so reminded me of a chocolate box - yum!! Just love your feminine Valentine, Robyn!! Well worth all your efforts!!

  4. What a lovely folder. I have one a bit like this, but rectangular that came with a magazine. Love how you coloured it and your beautiful bow, perfectly placed. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

  5. Robyn I love your red Valentine - it reminds me of Valentines from days gone by and/or a box of chocolates. Beautifully done - you are so clever but I think I have probably told you that before!
    Love your crocheting - I am trying to get back to doing crochet work again but I am still very much a beginner.
    Congratulations on one of the best Valentines I have ever seen!
    Sandy xx

  6. BEAUTIFUL! Love that soft ribbon bow! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Valentine LOVE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  7. So glad you persisted Robyn - it's a fabulous result - love the touches of gold and the gorgeous ribbon.
    Stay safe

  8. This looks like a pretty box of chocolates! love it.

  9. What a stunning card Robyn. Looks to me like it was inspired by your crichetting squares. Love how you've coloured the embossed surface and tied the ribbon to look like a box of chocolates - very clever. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. tristan DT.

  10. Wonderful texture and dimension. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

    DD DT


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn