Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Valentine cards (many are masculine)

So I made a whole bunch of Valentine cards!! I tried making a bunch of 'masculine' ones keeping it pretty clean and simple and using masculine images, papers, and enbellishments! I'm not sure how the layout will go on my post...I'll try leaving a few comments about each and hopefully it all lines up! This awesome squirrel is from smARTworks from the latest Cookie Plate called Vintage Variety! In order to get your hands on one you need to gather smART Bucks!! Pinks and oranges with a bit of green!! See that bit of vellum under the main image.
Funky heart!! The colors are Twinkling H2Os on watercolor paper. Martha Stewart heart punch. sentiment is from Paper Tray (Papertrey Ink)
Perfect Pear... love this pear image (sorry Susan, but I do!!) and how the rock n' roll technique works for it! This one is for my hubby.
totally masculine!! love the staples that are crossed to be "kisses" but using metal makes it kinda masculine....right??? I am totally in love with this color combo!!
about a month ago I created a bunch of backgrounds by putting strips of scrap together! This one looks great as a valentine!!
a little pretty heart card using Life (Papertrey Ink). Another great color combo!! and look at that "triangle" of black!!
This was a fun card to make. Love the sentiment I created on the inside "honey bunny"!!
I couldn't wait to make this card when I recieved this image. It comes from smARTworks' set Fun Stuff. I knew it would be a perfect valentine for a fisherman!!
a real masculine card. Corregated cardboard cut into a heart and staples made into a "kiss" plus a small piece of great scratchy paper!!
another masculine card. another corregated heart. This piece of designer paper has been in my scrap pile forever. it is some old Au Chocolate paper from SU! that I dragged my Mellow Moss ink pad over to color in the design!
Last but not least, some great wrinkly paper and a bit of silver wire!! Clean and simple and masculine!!
I hope you enjoyed everything and maybe got some inspiration. I have 2 more little boy cards to share tomorrow!!


Susan Raihala said...

PEARS! LOL, no need to apologize, as I know how medieval my view on them is!

Great collection of cards! My faves are the PTI Life card and the Wildlife Preserve bunny, but they are all FAB!

Trish D said...

Wow, you've been busy! They're all great - love the vellum layer on the orange/green one, and the watercolored heart is lovely. Thanks for the all the fun ideas on ways to use up those bits & pieces that I just can't seem to throw out :)

Anonymous said...

oh my!! awesome cards.
i love them all!!

where did you get the stamp for the love card? that stamp is my favorite.

thanks for sharing.
marty ferraro

Juanita said...

WOW! There is so ,uch to see here. I could not pick on that stands out as a favorite, they are all so great and inspired. {I do love the squirel one, the sentiment is so great.}

Donelda said...

Hi Marty, The stamp you are asking about is from Stampin' Up. It is one of the hostess stamps that you get for ordering so much money in stamps! I am not sure if it is available any longer. Maybe on Ebay. It is called "A Little Bit of Happiness" You can see the whole set here: