Tuesday, February 7, 2017

COF-Love and Ombre

  For the Crafters of Faith (COF) February challenge, we are pondering on 1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love. Our instructions from hostess Barb state: This does not need to be a Valentine card, so you can make a card or a tag or anything else for any occasion, with Love!
   I got bitten by a technique challenge bug : )  I have not really tried an ombre card- that I can recall anyway..... so I combined the two challenges.

   I used Distress inks after embossing the background image with white embossing powder graduating lighter to darker inks. The heart uses the same inks and I turned it upside down so the darker ink on the heart is at the top.
 On the inside, I punched out hearts in the three shades of purple.

Stamps: Michael Strong Cloisonne Nesting Squares and Cloisonne Heart,
Inks- Distress inks Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord plus Versamark ink
Cardstock SU Concord Crush, White, Silver Metallic
White EP, SU hearts punch (retired), twine from Target
Die: Dee's Distinctively

 I made this for my husband- who is so much love!!!  We did not feel love at first sight,,,at all.,,,  Maybe that was God's plan, once we finally really got to know one another and gave the other a chance, it was - Love is in the Air : )   We have grown in love and faith as we have walked this journey- 30 years-celebrating in a couple of weeks.

Crafters of Faith is a group over at Splitcoast Stampers.  A faith walk by Kelly, our leader in the group. Each month we ponder on a scripture by a volunteer of the group and create with that as our motivation.

International Art and Soul- Love is in the Air
Tuesday Throwdown- Hearts and twine

Thanks for stopping by!


M Strach said...

Lovely card :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly... WOW! I love the look of this technique. And your card... that heart is gorgeous! You certainly did an outstanding job with the Crafters of Faith theme!!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow this is really striking Shelly!! I love the soft colors and your stunning heart design! Wonderful inspiration! HUGS :)

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful card and so nice to see in non traditional red or pink. Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly, your card is just stunning! You are so creative.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The colors are beautiful!! What a fabulous card this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Anne Temple said...

This is beautiful! I love the ombre effect and the colors you chose are perfect.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Shelly the ink blending is simply fabulous !!
Dr Sonia

Barb said...

This card is stunning---I so love the colors. I am glad you like the scripture.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Such a beautiful design. Love the details and techniques. Thanks for your entry in our Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Shelly - love the ombre purple, and how you have reversed them on the heart.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Shelly. I love this technique. The white embossing always looks so pretty with whatever ombre color you use. Great design. Your husband will love it! Congrats on 30 years of marriage. We will be married 40 years this year. We are going to have a big party over 4th of July weekend to celebrate. We'll be flying all the kids home and spending time together. Hope you do something special to celebrate your special day too!

Lynn McAuley said...

Such a beautiful card of love for your husband, Shelly! Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my, this card takes my breath away. The ombre effect is lovely and so is the colours you used. The white makes your card pop. Have a good week dear friend.

Susan McFeggan said...

Oooooo........love this ombre effect. The colors are beautiful. I love seeing new techniques.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so beautiful - the ombre effect is gorgeous!
Thank you for visiting me Shelly!
Your lovely comments and visits are much appreciated!
Happy weekend to you!
oxo Susi

MiamiKel said...

Oh Shelley this card is absolutely breathtaking !! I'm sure your husband will not only love it but how much love you put into making it for him :) such a wonderful's backstory of you to falling in love through time ! My son has such a wonderful sense of humor and cracks me up every time he tells his joke "do you believe in love at first sight or do you need me to walk by again ?" LOL!!!!

Barb said...

Shelley--this card is stunning! I love the colors you picked and all of the detail is perfect! I am sure your hubby loved it! I am glad you liked the scripture I picked this month!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love that heart die. My favorite color too! Hugs, Maggie

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular card, Shelly! I love the soft color palette and wonderful ombre effect you achieved. What a wonderful story about falling in love. :-D

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us on our very first blog challenge here at International Art and Soul. What a beautiful card you have created with gorgeous heart die and the perfect colour for February.
Jennie inaas DT