Hi Stampin’ Friends!  Did you think I’d forgotten about you?  Oh, no!  Of course not!  I was supposed to post this card on Friday as a part of the As You See It Design Team but I’m just finally getting around to it today!  Technical difficulties followed by more illness – I’m headed to my doctor next week so hopefully whatever is making me sick all the time can get taken care of!

Ok!  So on to the fun stuff!  This is my FAVORITE type of challenge we do over at As You See It Challenges!  Check the graphic below for the items you need to include on your project to play along.  You have until Wednesday at midnight!  🙂  While I used purples on this card to meet the challenge, you could do it in virtually any color combo!  Red & pink for traditional Valentine’s Day colors, or your main squeeze’s favorite colors for an anniversary card, or the wedding colors of a couple for a personalized, super sweet wedding card!  I also used the Retro Sketch #99, but the deadline to play along in their challenge has passed – I still LOVE this sketch though!

I LOVE the background with the super trendy ikat chevron border from the Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I alternated inking them up in Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant and stamped them onto a piece of 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock.  *TIP:  Clean the ikat chevron border stamp in between each color with the Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist for a quicker, cleaner process!!!  (You could try stamping all of one color first but it is easier to insure perfect placement by stamping it how you want the finished product to look.)  Love that piece – my favorite thing about the card!  One of the Circles Collection Framelits Dies cut out the partial circle perfectly.  The Full Heart Punch and Small Heart Punch are a perfect match for the Language of Love Stamp Set!  The larger heart was stamped in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White Cardstock, while the smaller heart was stamped using Versamark ink onto Wisteria Wonder cardstock and heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder!

Do you love that tiny little banner?  That’s from one of the 2014 Sale-A-Bration EXCLUSIVE stamp sets, Banner Blast!  It has a matching punch that is also a choice with any $50 purchase!  Gotta love that!  The dotted border is stamped in VersaMark ink on Wisteria Wonder cardstock and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder!  I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line the little heart from Banner Blast up right in the center and stamped it in Elegant Eggplant.

How about the gold bling details?  The button is actually one from the Regals Designer Button Collection (Garden Green!).  I pressed it into the VersaMark pad, sprinkled it with some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with the Heat Tool until it melted!  Then I did that same thing two more times to get an even coat on it.  I also repeated the process on the edges.  Slipped it on the card with a bit of White Baker’s Twine tied through the holes!  Once I had assembled the card (before I added the hearts), I diluted a blob of my Multipurpose Liquid Glue with water and used a paint brush to spatter it onto the card.  I sprinkled some fine gold glitter on for some sparkle!  I also cut apart the Gold Sequin Trim and added a few of these pretties with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Elegant Eggplant Layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder and the Big Shot.  The stamped ikat chevron piece has some extra effect thanks to the Stampin’ Dimensionals underneath!  I also added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the hearts after gluing the smaller one to the larger one. 🙂

Come on over to the As You See It Challenge Blog and play along!  You still have plenty of time before Wednesday night rolls around!  If you’re in the midwest like me, you might have a snow day tomorrow to get a bit inky and try this challenge!  We’re supposed to get 10″ – can you believe that?



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