Friday, February 1, 2019

Dies R Us - The Color RED

Hello All...
It's time once again for a new challenge
at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

And, the theme is:
 Use the color RED
 I've been inspired by so many beautiful cards 
around blogland with Valentine's Day right around the corner, 
here's what I came up with . . .

DRU product used on today's card are:
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Two of Hearts'
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Cathedral Lace Frame'
Impression Obsession - Dies - Special
Impression Obsession 'Special' stamp set
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Trailing Ivy
Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Hearts
 Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

I have popped up the center sentiment panel using dimensional tape
and have used a few different hearts stacked together for texture.
Speaking of texture, lately I have gotten back into using some of my OLD
products & techniques like UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) used
on my die cut word SPECIAL.  It truly does make this card even more Special!
Since I wanted to keep with the red & white theme, I decided
to die cut my ivy from white card stock vs green.
This card could be used for a variety of occasions ... i.e. Birthday, Encouragement
as well as Valentine's.

Challenges to share in:
Card Mania Challenge #113 - Love is in the Air
Die Cut Diva's February Challenge - Love is in the Air
Scrap from Your Heart Challenge #30 - Valentine's/Mother's Day
The Crafting Challenge February - Valentine's Day
A2Z scrapbooking February Challenge - Mood Board
a2z scrapbooking February challenge
I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge and
if you need more inspiration ... be sure to pop over and see what 
our design team has created for you!

Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...


  1. Oh, wow! Your card is super gorgeous! Love the frame, heart, sentiment, and ivy! Wonderful touch with the UTEE on the sentiment! Great design and very pretty, it!!

  2. Beautiful card. Love all of the beautiful dies. [Bunny]

  3. WOW, Darlene! This is gorgeous! I love, love, love the background and this is one of my favorite valentines of all time!

  4. Love this! The layers are beautiful and I love how you did the sentiment!!

  5. Gorgeous card!! Very impressive and just perfect for Valentine!!

  6. I love red and WOW look at the gloss on that sentiment! This card is really, really beautiful, Darlene. Outstanding in design and execution!

  7. This card is very special too, and oh so beautiful! I love the high gloss on the sentiment along with all those pretty vines and die cut elements! It brings red to a whole new level and it's gorgeous too!

  8. Beautiful design, I love all the special details like the UTEE for the sentiment.

  9. Beautiful, I love your white and red combo, great framing and the layering on your heart is just so sweet, great idea to use a white cardstock for the ivy and the glossy shows up perfectly on that red!!

  10. This is gorgeous Darlene! I love the lacy background and the delightful layered hearts. The white ivy cut out in white is brilliant!

  11. Love the UTEE on the sentiment, and the white ivy is a stroke of brilliance! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  12. Thanks for the close-up. I love seeing all the depth and elements, but even from afar, it's a dramatic card with the color combo. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  13. Beautiful! Love the red and white combo. Such a happy card with beautiful dies!
    Hugs ~ Lena

  14. I love your card, it som beautiful, thanks for joining us at scrap from your heart, hugs jorunn

  15. I love the red and white combo! Such a nice combination of things on your card. I especially like the layered heart. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  16. Very pretty Darlene, love all of the fancy dies and great message..

  17. What a beautiful card! Love how the text "Special" turned out after you embossed it! Thank you for joining us at Scrap from your heart! Hugs from DT Anita :-D

  18. Love red on white creation, great layers and details. Thanks for joining our February challenge at a2z.

  19. I love your texture at "special"! Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Scrap from your heart. Hugs Gunn

  20. Hi, Darlene. Thank you for joining The Crafting Challenge with your beautiful card. Hope to see you again. Good luck Miria DT


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