Sunday, January 10, 2010

Valentine Challenge

On the Cards blog, the next challenge is one where we are called to be inspired by this card. We could use any part of this card as our springboard. I decided it was a good time to make the hubby a valentine. I used the basic layout: an off-center tag with a sentiment, some white space at the top, a panel edged with a scallop. Because I needed to "man" the card up, I changed quite a few things of the original. I still included hearts because, yes, they are appropriate for my husband. Back in the day, when I was 19 and we were just starting to date, hearts were plentiful on my part.

I changed the color scheme a bit and went with cardstock over patterned paper. I used SU! Creamy Caramel and Ruby Red. The tag was a punchout from an SU! '05-'06 catalog. The tag sheets were based on color family, so this one was from the Earth Elements tag sheet. For the Ruby Red panel, I decided to pull out the Cuttlebug and do some embossing with my Textured Script embossing folder. Then, I used my SU! scallop edge punch for the textured Bazzill brown cardstock strip. I also used my SU! tag punch for the "Be Mine" sentiment, which was stamped with SU! Craft White. For the stitching, I paper punched the holes and then hand stitched some twine I got in an SEI kit. I felt the rough stitching was more "guylike." I used my Corner Chomper to round off my corners (similar to the sample card, but I did all four corners).

Size: 3 3/8 x 5 3/8"
Cardstock: SU! Creamy Caramel and Ruby Red, Bazzill textured brown
Punches: SU! scallop and tag
Ink: SU! Ruby Red
Stamps: SU! Party Punch and Weather or Not
Thread: SEI
Tag: SU! Earth Elements Tag Set


Ann said...

Great choice to stick with this LO. Love the stitching, too.

SmilynStef said...

Love that fun tag ... very cute valentine.

Lain said...

Such gorgeous cards! I'm a big fan of rounded corners - love these.