Monday, February 14, 2011

Loads of Love

Happy Valentine's Day!!  Hope you and yours have a wonderful day ...

I spent the morning running errands with my husband (together time is ALWAYS good, no matter what you're doing!).  We went and picked up some groceries for dinner tonight ... I'm making Shrimp Linguine - a family favorite!  My youngest will be home early (he's currently doing his practicum for teaching at high school) and the three of us will be having an early dinner tonight (5pm) so that we can watch the Canuck's game ... GO CANUCKS GO!  I picked up a lovely, decadent Chocolate Fudge cake to have for dessert.  I usually bake myself, but have been so busy with workshops, setting up my website, etc., that I just ran out of time this year.

We also dropped by our oldest son's work to drop off a treat bag for him and his girlfriend for Valentine's day.  A little sweet treat to let them know we are thinking of them and love them dearly!
On to the card ... here is a picture and details of the card I will be giving my husband tonight.  It's fun and whimsical.  Hope you like.

"Loads of Love"
Stamps:  Loads of Love (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  polka-dot embossing folder; tag die-cut; red polka-dot ribbon; clear embossing powder; heat tool; sticky strips; adhesives; dimensionals

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I ran the large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the polka-dot embossing folder and set it aside.  I stamped the truck onto the small piece of Whisper White with black ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the pile of hearts (also in black) in the truck bed and also heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored the truck and hearts using the Stampin' Write Markers.  I then stamped the sentiment onto the small white tag (using my Stamp-a-ma-jig).  I framed the truck in Real Red and attached it to the polka-dot background using sticky strips ... remember to use these when attaching something with dimension (like polka-dot embossing).  I framed the small white tag with a red tag and ran the red polka-dot ribbon through the hole.  I attached the ribbon to the back and popped up the tag with a dimensional.  I then attached the whole panel to the Real Red card base.  Easy-peasy! (as Jamie Oliver would say) ... 

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