July 6, 2012

Playing in Paradise #74

Happy Friday everyone, it looks like summer has finally arrived here in Victoria and the sunshine is wonderful.  We have a new challenge for Playing in Paradise  and Merle is our hostess this weekand  the inspiration is Wedding or Anniversary.

The theme for this weeks challenge is perfectly timed for me as it is my anniversary this coming monday and I created this card for my fabulous hubby.

I think my card could pass for a Valentine's card too but a wise male cardmaker told me, 'don't use too many colours when making card for men, we just don't see them.' I don't really know how true that is but it seems to work well for my guy.

I used lots of base layers to get nice frame appeal, then I added lots of little textured hearts. A few are popped up with foam tape to vary the effect.  I tried to take a picture from an angle to see if I could capture the raised parts.

I did same same with the sentiment with Happy popped up and Anniversay flush.

Supplies: Cream and red cardstock, Designer Paper-Momenta, Hot off the Press – Tiny Words, Sizzix - Embosslits Fashionable Hearts.

Stop by the Playing in Paradise blog to take a look a the wonderful creations the challenge team has created. Play along with us for a chance to win a prize.


  1. What a beautiful card!! I love the embossing on the hearts!!

  2. Very elegant with the layered frames! Great colors for a guy and the dimension on the hearts is great! Happy Anniversary, Nina!

  3. Love that you made this for your special guy. IT's perfect.
    Our anniversary is tomorrow...well, we have 2 anniversaries, one for when we first started being a couple, and one for when we got married...18 years in. {tomorrow is the married one} LOL I mean can you ever have too many?

  4. Happy Anniversary! Tis the season for it :) Funny, but I always find myself going more CAS for guy cards, and definitely darker colours too. That sounds like good advice!
    I love all the embossing - so much great texture!

  5. This card has such masculine appeal! I think the texture is marvelous.

  6. Just love the mix of colors and texture here Nina! I may have to poach this design one day!