Friday Fun Day at Jo's Scrap Shack

It's FRI-day so that means it's Fun Day Challenge #37 over at Jo's Scrap Shack and today's sponsor is  3 Twenty Crafts  and the theme is, of course, Valentine's Day.

So here's the card I'm sharing:

- 3 Twenty Crafts Background Builder set was used to create the black & red chevron pattern of the heart inside the aperture. Die cut 2 S/B heart shapes, stamped 2 of the border stamps to create the background, first with Brillance Graphite, embossed with Ranger Clear EP. Stamped 2nd die cut heart with Brillance Rocket Red, embossed with clear EP. The tricky part was trying to get the angles properly on each die so that when cut apart, rejoined 2 different colors, a neat chevron pattern would be created. Covered this with 3D Crystal Lacquer, which is quite shiny IRL, but not showing well in the photo.

- card front was diecut with a smaller S/B heart, then brayered with Rocket Red ink over C/Bug Cross My Heart EF.

- MBox Heart Chain border die cut from lightweight black glittered paper. Hearts cut apart to add down the join of the black & white border stamping. Tiny red rhinestones added for some bling.

- using the leftover snippet of the black glitter paper, I switched the position of the heart chain border, recut another heart border, and then used the shaped part - the heart tips. Thought this made an interesting shaped border, rather than using the hearts, as I'd intended. Is this 'thinking outside of the box'?. Added some rhinestones, the MB love sentiment die cut and Cheery Lynn Kisses which were from snippets of the black glitter paper. Rounded the corners using a corner chomper instead of trying a punch. Cut through 4 layers of paper and I didn't have to use any bad words. :-)

Hope you like this card and will play along with us at Jo's Fun Day Friday Challenge. You will find all the rules over at Jo's Blog and it's very easy linking. We'll love seeing what you create for Valentine's Day! You have a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate in the 3 Twenty Crafts Store.

Hugs & thanks for spending some of your time with me today.



Patricia said...

Good evening great card, love it all
Hope you have a good day

Patricia xx

Brenda said...

I love, love how you made the chevron pattern using a border stamp Momma Mary! The heart embossed outside is just beautiful, love those hearts too! It kinda' reminds me of a tux, don't ask me why but that is what came to mind. lol Yes, I'm goofy! Hugs!

Irish Cherokee said...

Really original Mary. With all of those hearts it must be a valentine card. LOL. nice.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This card is beautiful !! I love how you used the stamps for the heart , it gives it such a wonderful look !! Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day and a great weekend !!


Shona Erlenborn said...

Very clever with the chevron pattern inside the heart, I agree with one of the other comments - it looked like a shirt to me too, with the buttons going down the middle! Love the "homemade" border too - very creative card Mary!

Jan Frances said...

Really nice to see an original style Valentines Day card, its lovely xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun and funky red, white and black VD card. Love it!

Melissa said...

Fun card, gr8t job!

Sue said...

This is really fab Mary great valentines card! have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

jimlynn said...

Mary, this is so pretty and creative!!! Love the different paper inside that heart. Wonderful!
Hope you're having a great Valentine's Day.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful valentine card love the heart aperture and great matching of the chevrons
carol x

Mrs A. said...

Youv'e matched your pattern up perfectly just like in real sewing. Like the border at the bottom too. hugs Mrs A. .

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Mary!! I love how you used the stamps in the background of the heart!! The heart paper is gorgeous!! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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Benzi said...

You certainly did a fabulous job with this card, Mary. I can imagine it was quite tricky but you did it like a pro. It reminds me of a blouse.

Tina Campbell said...

You rocked this card Mary just love the red and black combo :) I thought tux when I first seen it.

Carol L said...

I love the hearts within the hearts on this pretty card! The colors are just perfect for the occasion too! Very pretty!

Marilyn said...

You did an awesome job on this card!!

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Pat said...

Another lovely card Mary, and what a tricky procedure but it worked perfectly. I also like the way you cut the hearts from the border die and placed individually, and also it in a different way to get the border shape.
Great folder inking as well. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. x

~ Jo ~ said...

Mama Mary this is so beautiful! I love how you used the background builders to make the inside pattern of the heart! This is gorgeous!