Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'll make you happy baby, just wait and see...For every kiss you give me, I'll give you three...

Welcome to another edition of Sketch for You to Try! February is almost upon us, which means that we're all thinking of what to make for our special someone for Valentine's day. I'm still thinkin...have some ideas brewin, but I did create this card as a possible Valentine card for my hubby. I knew the second I saw this sketch that I had to use my So In Love set from Our Craft Lounge. Doesn't it work just perfectly?

To start the card, I stamped the row of hearts and stripey hearts diagonally onto the Kraft Cardstock in Pixie Dust Versamagic ink. You have to look reaaaaaaaaaaal hard to see it, but it's there! I also swiped the edges of the cardstock with Pixie Dust Versamagic as well.

The hearts became my focal point, so I stamped the love heart first in Real Red onto Pink Pirouette cardstock four times. After those were dry, I stamped the heart outline in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, using my Stampamajig to line it all up just right. I painted the hearts with Pixie Dust Shimmerz, then set them aside to dry.

After doing some crazy stitching on the Kraft panel, I added a red square punched with a scalloped border punch, then layered a piece of white cardstock embossed with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then I stamped "Be My Valentine" in Versamark on Black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I love the fonts in this set! I knew I needed some ribbon somewhere, so I created a tag out of the sentiment strip and created a small blank one for the other side. I threaded some pink organdy ribbon through and tied a little knot. I added a black strip on the top as the sketch called for.

The finishing touch was placing the hearts on the card on dimensionals to make them pop out. I really like how all of the elements came together on this one, do you? I was very tempted to add buttons, but I decided against it. Anyway, I hope you like it!

To see the sketch for yourself, go visit Jen's blog. There you'll also see her sample, as well as our guest Kirsten. And if that's not enough inspiration, hop over to my peeps Amy R, Amy S, Carole, Susan, and Kelly. We'd love for you to play along! Just use the keyword SFYTT so we can see all your fabulous creations.

I still have more CHA stuff to show you, but I'll try to pace the goodness. Hope you have a fabulous day!

13 comments:

paula said...

What a cool card Shannan! Love the hearts! I also am lovin' a;; you girls with pics of CHA!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is really cute, Shannan! I love the images and your great color scheme! Super cute!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this, Shannan! The shimmery hearts look fantastic!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Adorable, Shannan! Awesome stitching, and love the shimmer!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is super cute!!

happiness blooms said...

LOVE this! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

It was awesome to see you again Shannan!!! Love the colors on this one! :) So fresh and sassy!

Donna said...

what a pretty card! love your stitching - hope you're feeling better from your kidney stone incident at CHA! take care

Amy said...

Love all the texture and dimension, Shannan! The scalloped edeg, stitching and the subtle background are just perfect with your hearts!

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous Shannan!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is sooo stinkin cute Shannan! I love it!!! :D

Cambria Turnbow said...

You rock my friend... this is awesome! :) I'm SOOOO happy we got to meet irl. :)

jen del muro said...

great minds! ;)

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