Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!


I hope you are getting to spend the day today with the ones you love! I am with Mark and Emma in Hershey, PA - home of Chocolate! What better place to spend the day? Emma has a synchro skating competition here tomorrow so we just HAD to come to Hershey. Awful, isn't it?! LOL!


The card I've posted today is one that I made for a swap I was in earlier this month using the Love You Much stamp set. It's a little bit different for a valentine because of the colors, but I don't always like to do things the "expected" way. That's the fun of stamping - doing the unexpected - the serendipity of a fortunate, sometimes accidental discovery.


For my card, I took my color palette from some Designer Series Paper called Bella Birds. It's part of Shelli's Signature collection in the new Idea Book and Catalog. We got to play with some of this gorgeous paper at Founder's Circle back in September and I've loved the colors together ever since.


The card base is done with Bordering Blue and layered with Chocolate Chip. The stamped background layer is Whisper White and I've stamped the large heart image from the stamp set all over it in Basic Brown ink. Each heart was then watercolored in with Blender Pens and refill inks in Bordering Blue and Pink Pirouette.


Next, I cut a Top Note in Pink Pirouette with my Big Shot Die Cut machine and used 1/2 of it on the left side of the card. Wrapped around it is the layered ribbon of Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain and Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain. I trimmed the ends in a flag with my Craft and Paper Scissors (known in my house as the RIBBON scissors!).


The large heart image was stamped again with Basic Brown ink on Whisper White and colored the same, but then trimmed out with my Paper Snips (for paper only, not Ribbon!). And of course, it's not complete without some bling, so Dazzling Diamonds Glitter was added to the edge of this heart with my 2 Way Glue Pen. Popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals, it rests above the ribbon layers.


This card is completed by stamping the greeting in Basic Brown, punching it out with my Word Window punch and sponging it with Bordering Blue ink. The little heart accent is punched out of Pink Pirouette cardstock with my Heart to Heart punch. A 1/2 dimensional on the back pops it up and makes it stand out!


Thanks for checking in today! I love you guys and I love to hear from you! Now, go eat some chocolate! I'll be back tomorrow with another post - I'll warn you - it's Soapbox Sunday for Robin. I have something on my mind I want to share and a creative idea to go along with it too!

xo,

Robin

7 comments:

  1. I love the card! Soapbox Sunday! I think that's a great name.
    Nancy C

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  2. Oh My!!! Robin in a place dedicated to chocolate!!! Have fun!! Good luck to Emma!!

    Hugs!!

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  3. Selene Sings "I've got one on my display board" I ADORE this card. I love the layered ribbon, it just rocks!

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  4. Beautiful card and I love the colour combo!

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  5. Wow Robin! I love this card! It is so beautiful! I love all the elements of this card...simply stunning! BTW, there is something on my blog for you, please stop by.

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  6. Gorgeous card Robin, great colours.

    :) Marcia

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  7. Very pretty! Love the colors and the way you used the Top Note.

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