It has been a long time since I've played at Roxie's Card Sketches so I decided I had to do today's Sketch Challenge 157. The layout looked like a lot of fun and Roxie's sample cards are always so inspiring!!
I made this card into a 3 1/2" x 5" card. I've been making a lot of cards this size and I really like it!! It is nice to try out something different than the typical size for a change.
I decided that I would take the opportunity to make a Valentine card for my wonderful husband. I'll have to ban him from my blog until then, LOL.
I started out with a vanilla card base and added some of the light brown patterned paper (Once Upon a Time Deja View) and added some of the textured pink (Classic K Cardstock Pad K&Company). I stitched around both pieces with pink thread then layered them. Then I stamped the image with Close to Cocoa ink and colored it in with my water pencil colors. I added some small scallops at the top as well. Once this was done, I added the sentiment using rub-ons.
I added the wonderfully beautiful Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up. They had a sale on the chocolate chip and pomegrante - buy one get one free, so I ended up with 2 of each! They are both so beautiful and tie great knots and bows! Once this was done, I started working on that Gina K Design's wonderful puzzle set, of course. I used Ginger and Cranberry Alcohol Inks on the puzzle to match the browns and pinks of the card. It took a bit of playing around to get the cranberry to be more pink than red but I think it matches quite well.
Finally, I added some buttons onto the edge of the pink piece of designer paper. Other than the heart buton, the rest are not any ordinary buttons. They are buttons that I got from my husband's grandmother who passed away a few years ago. I have a whole bag of various colors, shapes, and sizes and I save them for very special family cards. He will definatly know where they came from and it will make the card even more special for him!
Supplies: Paper-Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up), Once Upon a Time (Deja View), Classic K (K&Company); Ink-Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up); Stamp-Heart (Stampin' Up); Accessories-satin ribbon (SU), puzzle charm (Blue Moon Beads), rub on letters (Chartpak), thread, buttons, watercolor pencil crayons (SU)
Well, I hope you like this card. It was certainly a lot of fun to make!!
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