Sunday, February 13, 2011

Twisted Card #046 "HEART" & Valentine Swap

With lots on my plate at the moment, I thought I would allow this card to play double duty as both my Twisted Card & for a Valentine Swap hosted on Tara Anderson's blog, http://www.thepinkcouch.com/.

The card sketch this week is another fabulous creation by Anam Stubbington. The twist is "HEART" and you can see the actual sketch and other fantabulous interpretations over at http://www.twistedsketches.com/.

Here are the "sweet" supplies/details on this card...cardstock: American Crafts, Michael's; patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Lush Pink Houndstooth...also notice the cloud looking shape behind the heart? It is the "Lush" label they used at the bottom of the paper!, The Paper Company Red Starburst Translucent; acrylic: Creative Imaginations; sticker: Heidi Swapp Pink Damask; embossing powder: Ranger Embossing Tinsel , CTMH Heavenly Blue; punch: Martha Stewart Starburst, CTMH mini punch (to create the perforated fringe at the top); Cricut Indie Art Cartridge (for wings); stamps: CTMH Priceless Love Word Puzzle, brad: Making Memories hul.la.ba.loo; sugar pink DMC floss; black Staz-on; and the "piece de resistance" is the working heart lock with keys!

As for the Valentine Swap, it was lots of fun! Have you ever participated in a swap before? I haven't, this is my first one. I am sure lots of you have, but for those of you who haven't I suggest you try it out sometime. It is a great way to meet new people, and create for someone else. In return, you receive a creation from their heart as well. Jamie, I hope when you receive this on Monday, you truly enjoy the Valentine. PS, be sure to remove the heart lock and wear it proudly on a necklace! As for swaps, I have another one I am preparing for on http://www.speckled-egg.blogspot.com/. It is a "Flea Market Swap" where we stuff lots of vintage goodies into a box for each person in our group. I can't wait to put these together for my partners, you know that I have tons of vintage yummies in my stash!

One last reminder, don't forget the drawing will be tomorrow for the giveaway! If you haven't already, be sure to leave a comment under the following post...http://curlyqmosaics.blogspot.com/2011/02/50th-post-giveaway.html.

See you soon! Amy

18 comments:

patti west said...

Time out. A working heart shaped lock w/keys?!! COOL!!! Love this unique, totally you, card Amy! :)

Nancy said...

I totally agree with the above comment...this card is "totally" you! another gorgeous creation!

wendipooh13 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything on this card!!! the fun way you did the sentiment and cool wings!! great colors!!!

Brenda said...

I really loved your card this week, Amy! I was in the same swap. Wouldn't that have been fun if we would have ended up as partners? I'm sure Jamie will love your card. I think the removable locket is brilliant!
Thanks for your thoughts on my blog post. It's always good to know others have the same challenges.
Hugs!

BabyBokChoy said...

I see cards like this and I just want to crawl into a hole, why can't I be this creative? It's SO SO SO brilliant as in well conceived!! sigh... brilliant!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card! Love the heart lock! You completely knocked the socks of off this week's sketch!

Craftylicious said...

Lovely card Amy! Loving the red and black combo & the details give it a really nice shabby chic effect! :)

lisa said...

I love that so much that I'd display it on my wall : )

Tanya Tahir said...

this card is so awesome, I love the design and the embellies you used

joeygirl86 said...

LOVE it!!

Valerie said...

Beautiful Amy - love the layers and mix of material here. That little lock is adorable - what a lucky recipient to swap for this card!!

Sandy Ang said...

Just love this funky valentine! Thanks for being so kind about my first quilling effort on KCK's blog.

Rebecca said...

Amy....we need your mailing address. You were a winner on our blog over at Pink Paislee.com

Thanks!

Send me a note at rebecca@pinkpaislee.com

KateB said...

I know, I'm lurking in the archives...:) bad habit to look at people's older posts :):)...just loved this card for all the beautiful colors :)

Lean said...

Stunning card with cool details and layers ...lovely colors!
byebye,Lean

Shannon said...

What an AWESOME card!!! Love it, love it, love it!!! That is just stunning!

Thank you for participating in the ScrapFIT workout with us!

Brianna Marshall said...

this is just gorgeous!I love the stacked heart and how you stamped over the heart as well as the base!It is just soo lovely!So glad that you played with us at Scrap Fit!

Lisa Watson said...

LOVE this project!!! just love the transparency of x's and o's the blue angel wings are amazing!!