Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Be Mine, Valentine

I seem to be a day behind ... don't know how that happened.  Anyways, I made a card for the color challenge (CC358) from yesterday - pretty in pink, pink pirouette, rose red, with a neutral of choice and the dessert is valentine's day.  I used every part of the challenge and also made the card from all SU! products, plus a little twine from the twinery.  Hope you like.

"Be Mine, Valentine"

Stamps:  Valentine Defined, Outlined Occasions (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Rose Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink:  Rose Red; Stampin' Write markers:  Rose Red, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  2-Step Owl punch, Heart to Heart punch, Pink Sorbet twine (the twinery), Crystal Effects, sponge, corner rounder, Tombow glue, glue dot, adhesives and dimensionals

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I stamped the heart stems in Rose Red ink onto Pretty in Pink cardstock.  I punched out the owl's vest.
I punched out the rest of the owl from Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock, including an extra owl body.  From the extra owl body, I cut out one of the feet to use as a hand to hold the balloons.  I used Tombow glue to attached all the layers on the owl.

I punched the different sized hearts from Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette cardstocks.  On the largest and smallest Rose Red hearts, I sponged Rose Red ink around the edges to give the hearts more depth (hard to see in the photo).  Using the Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker, I added dots to the Pink Pirouette middle-sized heart.  To the large Pretty in Pink heart, I used the Rose Red Stampin' Write marker to draw cross-hatching and also sponged Rose Red ink around the outside of the heart to add more depth.  I covered all the hearts with Crystal Effects to give them a 3-D effect and shine.  I let the hearts dry for an hour or so.

I cut pieces of twine and attached one to the back of each heart balloon.  I dry fit the owl with the balloons on my Whisper White card front.  Once I was happy with the placement of the hearts, I carefully gathering the balloons strings and tied them in a half-knot and then trimmed them to length.

I stamped the sentiment from the Outline Occasions stamp set in Rose Red ink onto the card front.  I mounted the owl onto the card front and also secured the balloons by placing a rolled glue dot under the knot and dimensionals on the back of each heart.

I mounted the card front onto a Rose Red card base and rounded the bottom corners of the card.


Unknown said...

Love this card-so cute!!

Unknown said...

I really like how your hearts standed out specially the one that look like it could pop right off the paper. Thank you for sharing one of your Valentines Card!!
Have a great weekend :-)