This is the card I have made for my final Guest Designer slot on Di Hickman's blog.
I have really enjoyed doing these as it has made me try new techniques and push myself a bit.
I made this card to give to my hubby as he started a 3 day computer course today and is stopping over at a friends for the duration. I wanted to give him something that he could take with him to tell him how proud I am of him and how much I love him and miss him.
The base card was a lighter brown than I wanted so I darkened the edges using my trusty walnut Tim Holtz pad. I ran DCWV cardstock through the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder, sanded it back to the white core using a cheap emery board and used the distressing pad all over the embossing.
The square panels are from a vintage Papermania shapes caddy. The hearts are cut from the DCWV cardstock and the rub on letters are from my stash. The ribbon is a chocolate velvet from Paperchase and feels lovely :) The sentiment panel was made using Debbi Moore Metal Magic embossing powder. This is the firts time I have used it and I'm not completely happy with it. One layer was perfectly smooth but I did this with 2 layers and it didn't seem to melt as well. I will have to do a bit more practising with it I think. The stamp used is from Docrafts.
Paul loved my card and has took it away with him. He will be back on Friday night, we will have the Bank Holiday weekend together and he has got a couple of days off work next week.