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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Snowy Valentine

I awoke to the nicest present in my inbox: the new newsletter from The Stamping Boutique, complete with tutorial & freebie! I really like how Audrey's Heart includes a snow theme...at least in our area, we're more likely to have a White Valentine's than a White Christmas!

I decided to put off the card I should have made today and used the freebie to make this card, with more inspiration from the following challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie Challenge #88: Hearts + Punches + Embossing
Card Positioning Systems Sketch #136 (Challenge #1 of their 5th Anniversary Celebration!)

I recently purchased some wonderful ribbon, twine & embellishments from the NEW online store Can You Digi It?, which you've got to check out. They have some great sales going on! I bought some wooden buttons, and was tickled to see some pretty wooden snowflakes include in my package! One of my favorite parts is that they're pre-painted white; all I did was edge them with a pink Copic marker (R83).I used teh same color to edge the backing papers.

I cut the little hearts with my Cricut, using the Walk in My Garden cartridge. The big Conversation Heart is from an SVG/SCAL set available for free at Denise's Scrapbooking. Thank you Denise!

I edged the light blue background with a Recollections border punch, and patterned the paper by stamping hearts & snowflakes on it and heat-embossing them with two different pink embossing powders (Stampendous & Martha Stewart).

I colored the image with Copic markers, and added dimension to the "snow" with Glossy Accents. I paper-pieced Audrey onto the the heart background, and popped up the little conversation hearts with foam tape.

I finished it off with some pink & regular adhesive pearls. What a great way to spend a chilly Sunday! I craft on my couch, with my husband in his chair playing XBox and working... I had red Copic build on the couch beside me, and Walt decided to jump up to take advantage of the blanket pile. In this house, we live around crafting!

Have a great day!

11 comments:

Monica said...

What a superb picture of Walt... his expressions are so cute. And the colour look perfect. Now to this card... the ribbon is awesomely attractive. Lends so much elegance to the card.The image is so cute and the border punch is lovely as are the papers.

Hugs,
Monica

amber said...

i love the lace ribbon you used...and that color combo is one of my favs!

side note--- love your sweet schnauzer! i have a schnauzer mix...best dog ever!

JustYolie said...

Absolutely beautiful card...love teh added heats and that lace! GORGEOUS!! Stopping by to invite you to visit Link Up for Pink's new website http://www.linkupforpink.com
We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

(I also have a giveaway on my blog)

einat109 said...

Really beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft - Love CHallenge.
Einat

Samantha said...

Really cute love ya dog too! xx

April said...

Yay...I'm so glad you liked the freebie in the newsletter and used it for your projecct!! It's fabulous!!!! Thanks for joining TSB!

Regan said...

Cute card! Love the lace and the snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Linda said...

Clever use of the ribbon. Walt has good taste too. He is precious. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week. **Linda

Laurence said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.

Laurence

Tami Mayberry said...

Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at CPS

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful card, what a nice effect with the wintery feel! love how you added your lace and and border punch. Thanks for cooking it up with us at Katie's Challenge!