I have not been around for a little bit because my husband was doing an upgrade to my laptop....installed Windows 7 after wiping everything, so then had to re-install all my software. And now I have the dubious task of going through all my old files and moving them to new, permanent locations. It forces me to clean up and delete old stuff I no longer need. All this in hopes that my laptop will run a little faster.
I have finished up all my swap layouts and will be posting them next time, unless those of you who are participating in the swap don't want me to. For now, this is the card I made for Jim for Valentines day. That acrylic heart is from a dollar-store decoration (thanks Thelma!) and I rolled the edges in Versamark, then embossed with black embossing powder. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with black. Attached bling and black key and then decided to back the heart with white card stock so the sentiment wouldn't be "lost" when mounted on the card. I am not sure, but I think the acrylic was reacting with the Liquid Glass because I could smell an ammonia-like smell when I used it to adhere the paper to the heart. I stamped the card base with our February Stamp of the Month, "Friendship" to create the damask pattern. Inked the edges with black ink, then punched the circle so the key would dangle. Ribbon is from my stash.