Time Out Challenge #102 Love Photo


Hello there.  I am thrilled to be back at Time Out (TO) as their guest designer for their photo challenge #102.  Here’s the photo.



Valentines is coming up and this photo is perfect.  I took inspirations from the colours, the word ‘love’, the hearts and the stripes to create a non-traditional colour Valentine / love card.



Using the MISTI, the Diagonal Stripes background stamp was lightly inked with black Memento ink and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Because the stamp is cling rubber and the stripes are diagonal, it was inked lightly so that I can align the couple image (discontinued) so that the stripes went up and down.  The image was white heat embossed twice, then the piece was put back into the MISTI to be re-stamped several times to darken up the lines.  It was difficult to get a good impression of the lines, so I went in with a black marker.  The image was then die cut out with a heart die (retired).



In my large collection of word dies, I couldn’t believe I don’t own a love word die.  Well, thank goodness for alphabet dies.  ‘Love’ was die cut from scraps of X-Press It paper using Bold Alphabet.  It was Ombré coloured with Copics then covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  ‘You’ (unknown brand) was die cut from a gold embossed piece from my stash.  I don’t have gold cardstock, so I created my own with gold embossing powder.  I will emboss a piece of cardstock larger than what I need so that on the rare occasion that I need it, I have some on hand.



A white A2 stitched rectangle panel was adhered to a top folding card base before the card was assembled.  Glossy Accents was added to the word ‘you’ to give it some dimension and gold sequins finished off the card.

Hope you will take some time out of your busy schedule to play along.  The TO design team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you and you can view them HERE.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.






Playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS#128 Ombré
CASologyWeek 285 Swoon
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 317 and 318
STAMPlorationsJanuary 2018 Theme Stamps and Curves
Watercooler Wednesday155 Anything Goes







23 thoughts on “Time Out Challenge #102 Love Photo

  1. I absolutely love this card, Trina. The layout is very original and interesting and all the embsossing looks great, I love the shine. We’ve been very lucky to have you guest design for us at TIME OUT! 🙂

  2. Sweet! Love how you’ve used the elements from the inspiration photo to create a beautiful and elegant love card, Trina! The sparkle is so pretty!! xx

  3. That image of the couple is fabulous and I love all the sparkle and shine! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Trina I’m loving your take on this photo challenge and your adaptation of non traditional colours for Valentines. You did an awesome job on the heart stripes and getting that silhouette to pop ….beautiful! I really love the die cut letters in there ombre glimmer. Thanks so much for joining our “Anything Goes Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week and sharing your beautiful card.

  5. So very elegant Trina! Black, white and silver make for a very striking visual! Love your combination of elements. Well done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  6. Wow Trina! this is an awesome design. Love the scripty ‘you’ on the ombre ‘Love’.
    Thank you for joining us at CASology Challenge this week. Also great job as GD at Time Out!


  7. Wow Trina! absolutely love this design. The golden die cut “you” on the shimmery ombre die cut “love” is amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at CASology this week. Also, a great job as GD at Time out!


  8. Congratulations on being chosen Time Out’s Guest Designer, Trina. I LOVE your elegant black, white and gold CAS Valentine. So creative and beautiful. TFS Hugs..and Happy Valentine’s Day.

  9. What a wonderful and inspiring design. I really love how you included so many elements from the inspiration photo in your beautiful card. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Time Out.

  10. Wow, Trina. Beautifully done! Keeping your card clean and simple, keeping it restricted to three colours (white, black and silver), and keeping it within the parameters of the photo theme really took a lot of planning and discipline. And you did it—exceptionally well. Love this stunning card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  11. Wow Trina! That is one stunning card – so elegant and very inventive! Lovely to see you in the Playground with us – hooray!


    Di xx

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