Thursday, January 1, 2009

Now on to Valentine's Day

The "holidays" are over and it's on to Valentine's Day, the next big greeting card day. Of course, we cardmakers can always find reasons to make and send cards. We don't need no stinkin' holiday, LOL! But I am rather fond of making Valentine's cards so I took the plunge and made my first one for this year.

I just love Stampin' Up's Riding Hood Red from this year's In Color Collection. I think it goes beautifully with Close to Cocoa and then decided to add Always Artichoke as a third color.

I saw this neat card layout on this blog and thought the heart from the Always set would work perfectly for it. The panel for the main image is actually layered on the inside panel and a square window is cut in the front panel. This took a lot of precise measuring and cutting. I stamped the heart first with Versamark and then immediately with Riding Hood Red classic ink. I stamped the image on Whisper White and clear embossed it. The filigree corners were cut with the CB Vintage Die and silver embossed. Then I pounded and knicked them up a bit and dabbed a bit of Basic Black ink on them to give them a vintage look to match the charm.

Card Recipe (Everything is by SU):

Stamps: Always, Together Forever

Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Close to Cocoa DSP (retired), Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Versamark, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Square Nestabilities, CB Vintage die, SU ribbon, Blue Moon heart charm, silver and clear EP and sewing machine.

1 comment:

Allies Creative Designs said...

Hi Linda, your cards are absolutely
beautiful. Wow! I just love this Valentine's Card.

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