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Sunday, January 22, 2012
New Valentine Cards and a Couple Challenges
I found some new Valentine paper at the store on Friday that I just had to have. I loved the red, pink, and gray color combination in this Echo Park paper line. I had to take a few minutes to do a little creating. I am still working on my "Use it up" goal that I mentioned in an earlier thread, so all three cards have a common paper theme. I wanted to use up as much of the paper as possible. Two of the designs were created for some challenge this week.
First I wanted to talk about "Love you - Forever" card (third in line). I used this sketch from iheart2stamp'sJanuary sketch challenge. Special touches included the raised scallop circle, buttons, and the double layered ribbon. I really like how the black backing makes the colors on the patterned paper pop. This one is also being entered in the Just Us Girls color challenge #120 for the pink, red, and white color combination.
The second card was made for the sketch challenge over at MojoMonday. I had a hard time incorporating the vertical ribbon down the side so I ended up using the neutral twine and bow with the diecut keys. I don't usually use a stamp for a border especially one that wasn't meant to be a border, but I especially like the white XOs border I stamped along the black cardstock border. The crisp white pigment on the black cardstock really stands out.
Products used on all cards:
Patterned papers: Echo Park
Sentiment stamps: Papertrey Ink
Die cuts: Cricut (Create a Critter and Winter Woodland)
Challenges submitted for:
Don't forget to check out my Crafting with the Kids challenge I have going on right now. Make some Valentine cards with your kids and enter them to win 7 Digi stamps from Bugaboo designs. If you've missed it find out all about it here.
My name is Sammie and I am a paper crafter. I have a very tolerant husband who doesn't complain about bits of paper all over the house. I also have three daughters who are always ready to "help" on any project.
I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years and started card making in 2010. I have an Etsy shop where I sell my cards and invitations.