Gold & Champagne Valentine

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I don’t usually post on Sundays, but my week is off because of Leadership and life events.  And, not surprisingly to anyone who knows me, I overbooked this week.  I have already posted a Craft Project Central project from Yapha today, so you’ll get two, yes, TWO, posts from me this morning.  (Be sure to scroll down to see Yapha’s project.  It’s amazing!)

This is the Watercooler Challenge for this week.  I’m so happy to be able to participate in the Valentine challenge this time!  Here’s my card.

Gold_and_Champagne_ValentineI had such a fun time with this!  You know how you get an idea in your head but when you actually execute it, it’s nothing like your idea?  Well – this one is exactly like I imagined!  That really doesn’t happen a lot with me.

I wanted gold and red hearts, and I wanted embossing.  So I used the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks and some Champagne Glimmer Paper for this one.  I placed the mask over a piece of White Vellum card stock, then used my VersaMark pad direct-to-paper over the hearts.  Next came some Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  Easy!

I added punched hearts from the glimmer paper, and a few gold sequins.  “Love” was die-cut with (sadly) retired thinlits from the Holiday catalog.  I love all the sparkle and glitz in this card.

So now it’s your turn!  Create a Valentine and post it to the challenge blog.  You could earn a badge for your blog!

Hope your day is full of love!  Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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10 Responses to Gold & Champagne Valentine

  1. Bev says:

    Buffy, such an inspired idea for using the decorative mask. Love how it turned out.


    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Bev! I was happy that it came out like I wanted. That doesn’t happen as often as I like! Ok – another confession. This is the “second take.” For the first, I versamarked the edges and then embossed with gold powder. It was nice in person, but in the photo, it looked like I had dropped it in the mud. And on this one, I added some splotches of gold glitter, but it looked like the glitter fairy kind of sneezed on it. Thankfully, the adhesive eraser got most of it off. So maybe it didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, but really, really close!


  2. Ter says:

    I’ve yet to use the decorative masks and I love that there is cherry cobbler embossing powder now. Thank you for keeping the watercooler challenges going while I’m on my break!


    • buffycooper says:

      The masks are fun! I used them for a banner (along with the stencils that came with the banner) for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower. The hearts and stars made it perfect for the baby’s room.


  3. Heidi Weaver says:

    Hi, Buffy. I love those times best, too, when things work out on paper the way I see them in my head. Great card, especially the colours. I only tried using a mask once for heat embossing and it was a bust but didn’t try it with the direct to paper technique. I love that your embossed hearts are still so clean looking. Thanks for being one of the Watercooler Artists.


    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Heidi. Confession time: One of the hearts was missing an “ear” (kind of like the chocolate ones that have a bite out of them!) – so I used a blender pen to fill in. It stays wet enough that the powder will stick (since we don’t sell the versamarker any more. sigh). And I remembered the embossing buddy; I think that helped clean it up. I’ve tried using a sponge dauber, but I think DTP works a little better.


  4. Jackie says:

    Buffy, I so enjoy your card of hearts. I thought it was funny to see the different directions that this challenge took. I’m glad that at least one of us was in the mood for lots of hearts!


  5. Kath says:

    I hadn’t thought of embossing with masks, great idea and great valentine.


  6. Love the hearts on Vellum. Great technique using the mask. Thanks for sharing your lovely card and Happy Valentines Day!


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