Hello everyone! (Well, except my husband… Remember? You promised you wouldn’t read today’s post until Friday!) Guess what y’all, I finally found my mojo again… it was hiding in the laundry basket this time. Nothing like needing to do 5 loads of laundry to make you want to craft!!! I had been thinking all week about how to do this week’s sketch from Mojo Monday and ideas of any kind evaded me until today when it came together in less than an hour from scratch. Check it out:
Valentines Day cards are hard for me because neither my hubby nor son appreciate the pink, frilly cards that would be so easy to make. In fact, I’m sure this card has way more pink than any guy would like… and one too many bow! 😉 I tried to counter that with embossing and metal so the focus would be on the textures more than the colors. The red mat is embossed with the Honeycomb folder by eBosser. The pink is embossed with the Trendy folder from Spellbinders. The sentiment is actually an embossed metal sticker from my stash… maybe from 6 years ago (yikes). Speaking of old, the paper is from the first stack I ever bought, a holiday pack I can no longer remember the name or maker of its so old! The charm however, is a recent acquisition from Oriental Trading Company. You’ll be seeing a few styles of these in the coming months! The hearts were die cut using the Silhouette, and popped up on foam tape. I also embossed lines around the edge of the card with a score board. The organza ribbon loops the whole card front by sliding through a tiny slit in the fold line. When I can’t wrap the ribbon around the layers, I do it this way. Here’s a look at the inside so you can see what I mean:
The strip of cardstock was embossed with the same Honeycomb folder. The main stamp is from Just Rite’s Large Fancy Sentiments set. I can’t remember what set the XOXO is from, but I liked the way it looked. I couldn’t find my valentines stamps, so the holiday sentiment will be handwritten along with the rest of my personal message. I will spare you all the sappy ramblings of a woman who is still deeply in love with the same man after 20 years 🙂
I’m off to submit this to the following challenges:
- Mojo Monday – sketch #331 –
- The Corrosive Challenge – Feel the Love –
- Craft Mojo Papercrafts – Love, Love, Love –
- Craft Your Passions – Love is in the Air –
- Crafty Calendar Challenge – Love is All Around –
- Crafty Sentiments Designs – Love is in the Air –
- Creative Knockouts – Be Mine –
- Craftitude Challenges – Valentines/Love –
Both of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments! HUgs
Fabulous card, live the layers and embossing and everyone needs some pink in their life at some point! thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x
Love the paper combination with your sweet image! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts!
I love your card!!! It’s gorgeous!
Thanks for joining this week’s challenge at Creative Knockouts!!
Fabulous card! Terrific layers and embossing! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
I love the clean lines and tailored look to this card. The dimension is wonderful and the honeycomb embossing adds lovely texture. You nailed the sketch!Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Valentine’s/Love Challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.
Fantastic card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!