As February next year has 29 days (being leap year) my Calendar page couldn't really have anything else but a heart theme especially as the challenge at the Craft Barn is for Red and Embossing.
I used Distress ink in Fired Brick red to over stamp the days using a heart stamp and to blank out days not required. February 14th has a red heart for Valentines Day.
I really had fun or not for the embossing part. Following the instructions on the Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Crystals jar I used the ink pad to cover an area with ink then sprinkled on a thick layer of crystals. Instructions then said melt the crystals with a heat gun until molten. Well you have to catch the darn things first cos as soon as you switch the heat gun on your in a sand storm!!! Got there in the end by placing in a deep tin and covering with a piece of paper then wipipng off at the last minute before the crystals set. Once melted you can then push a stamp into the molten surface and leave to cool. Phew!! 3hours later and a near empty jar of crystals I managed to get a an embossed heart which I cut out and then rubbed over with Inka Gold. Picture is not very clear but it really does shine. The days are hearts cut from card and again rubbed over with Inka Gold and attached with foam pads to give some dimension.
Off to make the March page now as still running to catch up.