Monday 13 February 2012

A Little Something for My Sweetheart

Well, I thought I would throw my hat into a couple of challenges with the Valentine card I made for my sweetie pie!

Here is the card:

It is a little bit different from the type of cards I usually do, but I wanted to try something out.  There were a few hiccups which I will try to remedy next time I do this type of project, but overall I am happy with the way it turned out.

I used a stamp from the Strawberry Kisses set and stamped it onto parchment using black archival ink.  Then I set to coloring and embossing, which both proved a bit more challenging than I had anticipated.  Basically the problem that surfaced was the line detail of the animals was lost when embossed.  For the bedding that was ok, but for the animals, I thought the detail was needed so I used a fine liner to accent a few of the line.

The heart was from on of the the My Craft Studio Parchment CDs.  I embossed that on red parchment and backed it with white paper so the red was more visible.

Then the rest of the card came together fairly easily.  The paper is from K&C, a humungo multi-pack that was given as a freebie at 2011's Summer Crafting.  The blue floral felt lace / ribbon has been in my stash for ages.  I used purple vintage ribbon to pick up the purple in the cushion.

I debated putting a sentiment on the front, but decided against it as I wanted the detail of the beautiful paper visible.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Love is in the Air
Creative Stamp Friends - Valentine 
The Crazy Challenge - Valentine
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine 
Lets Ink It Up - Ribbons or Lace 
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Love is All Around

Anyway, thanks for looking, and please feel free to check out the current challenges from Just Inspirational Challenges - (Photo Inspiration) and Crafty Boots Challenges - (Valentine theme)
There is still time to enter your lovely creations into those challenges.

Take care and have a lovely Valentine's Day!

xx Denise


Carole Z said...

Lovely card Denise...good luck with the challenges and Happy Valentine's Day to you! Carole Z X

May said...

What a lovely card, love that image, Happy Valentines day, Thank you for joining us at that craft place Challenge Good luck Hugs May x x x

Beckie said...

What a lovely card. The image is very sweet and the colours are lovely. Love Bex xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so sweet, the image is adorable and I love the papers
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Great card and colors very cute image xx

Alyx said...

Such a sweet image. Good luck in the challenges.

Unknown said...

Very sweet card, lovely design. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Im just me - Marleen said...

A wonderful card, thanks for joining the CBN challenge xxx

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Denise. Thank you so much for such a sweet comment, on my blog. You made my day, by putting smile on my face.
Your card are lovely, very cute image.
Hugs Nataliya

Janette said...

Oh this is so cute, thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Shari said...

Awwwww, such an adorable image, and you have done a terrific job with your card. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Such a beautiful card & your image is adorable...
hugs and xxx

Cor* said...

I really like that you tried something new with the parchment! I think it looks great. Nice and soft. thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

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