Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Valentine Card Sketch

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
cool puzzle piece. I bought it at Michaels and it is a 3 piece metal pendant and charm set called Heart and Soul from Blue Moon Beads. I got the inspiration from 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!!
Thanks for visiting.


Carolyn King said...

So very cool! Love the design and the ribbon and that cute puzzle peice! Glad i found your blog!

Joyful said...

Donelda, your designs are fabulous! As always! I've always loved your stuff - even in card class! I'm not over Xmas yet. check mine out Again, I always like looking at your designs - very creative.

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful! That ribbon is one of my favourites!

So glad I found your blog through your post in SCS!

catt871 said...

Wow Donelda, this is gorgeous!!! Your DH is gonna love it!!! Oh - by the way, you've been TAGGED!!!!! I was tagged by fellow SBS4 sister Kristy. What is involved with the tag is:
1. Link to the person who tagged you (me)
2. List 7 weird, random or little know facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other Bloggers and let them know that they have been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blog and listing them on yours. HAVE FUN!

~KRISTY~ said...


Littlekel90 said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love that ribbon, too. Now I am truly sorry I did not order any when it was on sale! Ughhhh. I love everything about this--the ribbon, the stitching, the buttons! Truly a masterpiece. I bet your husband will be wowed too! :D Kel

Elaine said...

How clever to include that little puzzle piece as a charm!! :) Love your card!

Kristine said...

Soo cute! I love the puzzle peice and buttons and especially that luxurious ribbon!! :)

Amanda Sewell said...

I love the buttons and the puzzle piece on this! Very cool!