Embrace …. Feel the Love


I love a good challenge and this is one I just couldn’t resist. It’s been a few months since I last managed to play along with the monthly “Dirty Girls” challenge at Splitcoast. I always hate missing it and so this month I made sure it went on my calendar right away. The challenge? Feel the Love…. a great Valentine’s Day challenge with the emphasis on “feeling”, aka texture. I ADORE texture and of course, I just had to squeeze in as much as I could on one little card design. So, each month besides the theme (Valentine’s Day), we have a required element (texture) and a restricted element…this time no red. Pink was OK so I went with a pink, Kraft and Chocolate color combo.



So….where’s all the texture here? I’m sure you can see most of it! But here’s a quick list…

  • velvet ribbon
  • Distress Embossing powder to create the background
  • Distress Crackle Paint on the Grungeboard
  • corrugated cardboard heart
  • turned up-stitched border
  • edge distressed sentiment panel

Looking for more designs from this challenge? Check them out here.

Quick Tip: Texture is a fabulous element for any design but especially for shabby and vintage looks. My favorite way to add texture is with Distress Crackle Paint.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply List:

Stamps: Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock™, Tulle Damask Scrapblock™ (stamped on cherub), Big Inspiration (Mona Lisa Moments line) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger, Distress Embossing Ink by Ranger, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink by Tsukineko

Paper: Rose Light, Kraft, Suede Brown Dark by Prism

Other: cardboard by Prima, ribbon by Fancy Pants Designs, Brushed Corduroy and Worn Lipstick Distress Crackle Paint, sewing machine, Distress Embossing powder by Ranger, Tim Holtz pin by Ranger, Grungeboard by Ranger

15 responses to “Embrace …. Feel the Love

  1. I love the shabbiness, J! That background looks fantastic!

  2. Cute card Julia. I love pink and brown together too!

  3. Gorgeous texture-y card….love the pink!

  4. Julia this is stunning. I feel the love! I just love the colors and love how the pink pops. Your layout is awesome and just love all the texture. Thanks for amazing inspiration.

  5. Fantastic card!
    What was the color of the embossing ink? I’m guessing it was a lighter color on a darker cardstock but I can’t tell for sure. Thanks for the info.

  6. Gorgeous card- I love your daily blog posts-they are always a treat! Not only do I love the colors, I love that you can put all of these elements together and make this card look so stunning. I can never tie velvet ribbon that tightly either……Anyway, thanks for your amazing inspiration!

  7. WOW, this is sooooo beautiful!!! I love all the gorgeous elements, the colors and the 3D affect! Stunning!!!

  8. Covet! Covet! I love that Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock! Gotta hunt that down! Beautiful card, even if I’m not into the icky love stuff.

  9. Wow this card is gorgeous!!

  10. I really like the textures of this card! gorgeous! 🙂

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  12. Hey….that’s a cute card!! I looovvvve it!!!

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