Thursday, February 7, 2019


February 2019: Hostess/Tracie (taclary) on Splitcoaststampers for the Crafters of Faith Challenge

Challenge: OK everyone I have the challenge for February. Since February is Valentine's Day, 
Please make a card about Love. {... I will dedicate my card to my mom}

Scripture: I am selecting 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

I could not resist using a new Bugaboo image Two Hearts. This image was a freebie in the Bugaboo newsletter : )

 I thought it was a great image for the theme, as when we marry, our hearts are one. Our desires, needs, wants are now seen in the lens of 'us' instead of just 'me'.
  I colored the image with Copic markers. The background was done with a Stampin Up stencil- hearts- never used before- and initially I was water coloring through the stencil, but I progressed to sponging color through the stencil in Pinks and Purples using SU inks. I sponged Pretty in Pink ink over the entire background.  Yep- that cardstock started out as plain white!
  I used some Pink Bias Tape for the bow. The cardstock base is Rose Red - which has to be my absolute favorite SU color.
  I hope you can see the shimmer I added- on the white later right over Rose Red, and the white around the hearts in the bird image.  Also, around the white outline of the Two Birds.  The sequins in the corners are also SU.

If you go to, and go to gallery and search COFfeb19, you can see all of the cards created for this challenge.

Addicted to Stamps and more- Make your mark
Double D's- Inspiration board
Crafting from the Heart- AG
Dare 2 Be Artzy- Love
International Art and Soul- Make your own Background

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a pretty card Shelly - love that image and you have used it beautifully. A great background you have created too!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The image is adorable!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Gosh, this is truly a cute, cute, cute card. Extra bonus that you got a freebie.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a wonderful Valentine with these sweet, sweet love birds! Great card, Shelly!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your card is so cute - love the hearts! Love the birds! Awesome!

Liz Williams said...

What a perfect background for this sweet stamp!! Love does change everything in our lives and always for the better. It makes us less selfish, and expands us in ways we cannot even imagine. It is unfailing, never dies, and is the greatest thing we have for eternity. May you always feel the comfort of God's great love.

Josephine said...

A lovely card with a great background.

Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly, love how you did your card which is totally different than how I did mine so it's great to get a another take on it. You are so creative.

Darlene said...

Hi Shelly! Hope you are doing well & managing through this winter's crazy weather patterns without much problem. Your card is just adorable and the background is perfect for this sweet image! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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*Vicki* said...

Such a pretty card Shelly! Love these pretty love birds so much! HUGS

Judy Woodland said...

I just love your little birds, and that background is perfect. Almost looks like the bokeh effect. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Month of Hearts Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Sweet Love themed card! The little birds are too cute and I like the big bow! Thank you for joining the Dare 2B Artzy February Challenge! -Tasha ☺

Cindy B Designs said...

Awesome job starting out on white CS. Great background and birds. Thank you so much for participating with us at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge.