Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Blog Candy is still here...

...don't forget to comment on yesterday's post for a chance to win if you haven't done so already!

I had a great time making yesterday's technique challenge card...I had never tried making a mosaic before! After cutting out a heart shape in black card stock, I covered it with sticky strip, and then laid in the mosaic pattern using irregularly shaped 1/2 inch squares cut from several harmonizing colors. I embossed the exposed tape with black EP, then inked the whole piece with Versamark and embossed it with an equal mixture of clear EP and iridescent ice EP. I am very pleased with the way it came out.

The love you sentiment is from the set Many Hearts, from i {heart} papers. You gotta go check out all the new PREORDER stuff that Kate has added...she's at CHA this week and will be sending news and photos, so stay tuned! There should be lots of great sneak peeks! I can hardly wait to see! PLUS...there's a giant sale going on already! Over 200 items on sale!

The sketch is from Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch. Most of this stuff is from the stash of paper pieces, ribbon scraps, flowers and buttons left over from long-ago projects, so the packaging is long gone. I've gotten better about leaving things in their original boxes so I can share that kind of info...

If you've never tried this technique, you should! It is a bit messy, but alot of fun, and it gives great results.


  1. I think I will have to try this technique! It looks fun! Your card is gorgeous!!!

  2. What a beautiful card and fun technique! I'll have to try it:)

  3. I love all your little touches. Pink and black is one of my fav combos!

  4. I am amazed at how pretty this is. Great job with this technique. And thanks for playing along in my sketch challenge.

  5. WOW! This is so gorgeous!! I must've missed your creation Monday!! TFS!! :)

  6. What a cool technique and such a beautiful Valentine's card! You rock, Deb!