Tuesday, February 12, 2008

An Inspired Valentine

Hi there!
I hope you're having a good day! We had snow and ice overnight, so all four of my kids were off school today. They have had friends in the house for most of the day (I counted nine children at one point), but right now they've all gone somewhere else to play and the house is quiet!! Aaaaahhhh.....

So, now I can show you the Valentine card I made today. I really like it! Since it's so monochromatic, I made sure I added interest by using a lot of texture and dimension. I used the SU! background stamp Tres Chic to stamp on the BasicGrey Two Scoops paper with White Craft ink. Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and punched out the hearts with a Marvy Mega Heart punch. I mounted the first heart directly to the Cuttlebugged panel (SU! Kraft), then I attached the second heart over it with dimensionals to separate them and add more dimension. I zig zag stitched around the Two Scoops cupid patterned paper, and I used the same paper to punch out a photo corner. I tied some SU! Kraft taffeta ribbon through a Two Scoops button, then I placed it over the photo corner. The sentiment is stamped in Ruby Red on Whisper White cardstock. I added brads to the ovals and mounted them on dimensionals. I sponged around the Kraft panel with White Craft ink, and I sponged around the small oval with Pretty in Pink.

Now, here is the inspiration for my Valentine card. I received this gorgeous Valentine from Pat Swift yesterday!! I just love the colors and the hearts! It was such a sweet surprise -- thank you SO much, Pat! :)


That's all for today -- I'll be back with more Valentine fun tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by today -- have a great day! :)

12 comments:

Marja Sch said...

What a lovely cards. Have a nice week.

Carolyn King said...

Your card is wonderful...i love the textured feel you acheived with the red words...great job.
That is a beautiful RAK too..lucky gal.

Wow--9 kids in the house....whew! Glad you finally got a break!

Kathy said...

These are so pretty. I am absolutely in love with your blog and have been stalking it for some time now. Now that I finally have a blog of my own, I'm adding you to my favs!

Melissa said...

Awesome!

Laura said...

Beautiful! Just love the idea of cutting the hearts out of the Tres Chic...how perfect!

Pat's card is amazing too...so much eye candy today!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

cute card

Linda said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful. What great ideas!

Tricia said...

What pretty, pretty cards. I love those colors.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous card! I love all the textures and layers.

Pat S. said...

Hi Christina!
I'm so glad you like your Valentine card!

I don't have the equipment to upload my cards, so it is a real kick for me to see it online :)

And thank you other ladies for the nice compliments...it really means a lot, coming from all you great stampers out there.

My card is not a direct CASE, but was inspired from several of the cards that were submitted for SC82.

Hey Christina...looks like we'll have a white Valentine's day instead of a white Christmas :)

Pat S.

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards....it is always a treat to get a RAK.

Have a fantastic Valentine's Day!

shel9999 said...

Your card is gorgeous, Christina! Great mix of prints!! Lovely RAK too!