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Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Perfect Match

Happy Valentine's Day! I know that a lot of people consider this a Hallmark Holiday, designed to get people to spend money out of fear of losing a lover's affection, but I think that any excuse to tell someone you care about them is a good one! I didn't send out a ton of Valentines this year, but I did send some to my folks as well as a bunch to Mom's crafting buddies I met while visiting.

Then it occurred to me that I should probably at least make a Valentine for my husband! I wanted to make him laugh, so I made a card that reflects some of our inside jokes.



He's been growing out his mustache, and when he curls it up I tease him that he should be boxing a kangaroo! I got the Vintage Poster off of TV Tropes.
 
I made the Mustache paper with free images from Digital Scrapbooking. I coated it with Crackle Paint,and distressed it with Antique Linen ink. I machine-stitched it as well as the poster piece.

The button was cut/embossed using a Stampin' UP! Embosslit die and sprayed with a gold glimmer mist (Tattered Angels). I hand-sewed some brown thread on it. I generated the sentiment using Eccentric Std, cut it with an a•muse studio die, and added some color with Pear Tart ink (Memento).
 
The vintage envelope image is from a Valentine's decoupage sheet. I painted it with Creative Medium and popped it with foam tape.


I cut the heart garland by accordion-folding Kraft paper and cutting it with a die. I ran it through my sticker machine & covered it with Green glitter from Michaels (I got this second-hand, and on closer inspection I see that it's for fabric... oh and I just got glitter on my keyboard!)

Here's me & my husband, and the famous mustache:




Inspiration/Challenges:
  1. Anything Goes Challenge: Vintage/Shabby Chic
  2. Cards For Men: Love
  3. Craft Your Passion: My Valentine 
  4. Creative Stamp Friends: Hearts/Valentine's Day
  5. Digi Darla Challenge: Be My Valentine
  6. Inky Chicks: Valentine or Anniversary Card
  7. LEJ Designs: For Someone Special 
  8. Ooh La La Creations: Love Story
  9. Scrap-Creations: Bingo (diagonal left-to-right: Glitter, Die cuts, Button)
  10. The Sweetest Thing: Sketch

Thank you for visiting, and love to you & yours,

11 comments:

xxcalamityxx said...

Fun card !! Great image, thanks for sharing with us at ATG xhugsx Nikki

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a wonderful Valentine's card. Love the non traditional color. And I'm with you that it's really great to take the time to tell people that you love them!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

cgl1539 said...

Funny card, and was so cool seeing a pic of you and hubby.

Michelle said...

Funny and a little bit different but great.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
xxx Michelle

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a fun image and it's nice to make something personal.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
Pauline
x

CheerDown said...

Such an unusual card and so lovely that it is so personal to your husband. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations.

Alli

Kaylee Snyder said...

That card cracks me up. I love the mustache paper and how you personalized it just for your hubby. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP. Hope to see you again.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Great image, is that your husbands moustache.... such a fun card x
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge x

Sylvia Anderson said...

Great image Sweetie, is that your husbands moustache....
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge x

Viv said...

Great vintage card with the touch of humour too! Thanks for joining us this week at Cards For Men. Good luck.

Judy Murphy said...

What a great fun card!
Thank you for joining in with Craft Den’s Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jude x http://cardscakescraftsandcatastrophes.blogspot.com/