Friday, January 7, 2011
Jan 6th card
Here is the card I did for January 6th. I'll need a number of Valentines cards. My daughters sometimes purchase cards from me for their hubbies and I'll need four for grandkids. THEN we have 5 birthdays the first part of February. So, I have plenty on the 'must get done' plate.
This Valentines day card doesn't show it but there is an extra layer on the red heart to pop it up a little. I used the 'out of the box' technique on the hearts as well the cuttlebug highlights on the strip below. I thought of putting on a sentiment but decided to just put it inside instead.
It is funny how a card evolves. I grabbed this Valentine paper and wanted to use it because it had this cool embossing on it already (you can see it shining in the photo). As I grabbed this paper from a stack I had, out fell the scalloped pieces that I cut when my friend, Cindy T, let me borrow her scallop card die. Hmmmmm, I thought. Maybe I'll finally use some of these......It's only been almost two years since I cut them out! YOU don't ever do that do you????????? Then I looked at my stamps to find something that I felt complemented the paper. Colors were chosen to match the paper. The original strip below the image was bright green and it was just overpowering the hearts so I tore it off and use paper that was close in color to the background of the designer paper. I stamped" from the heart" on the inside. The heart stamp is from Hero (I think!)
Hope you enjoy!