Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day 12: Dedicated to the one I Love

So, remember how I said I found a place for my chipboard?? Well today's project came out of that task. My plan was to put my alphas in that jar but I actually have too many! But I did discover some letters that I wanted to use!

Today's card is an extra special 5x7 for my wonderful husband. I am so pleased about how this turned out that I am keeping it a secret from him til Valentine's day!

I used some absolutely yummy Dark Chocolate card stock from PTI. For the background I used the large image from Kind Thoughts and stamped it on the front and the back. I LOVE this image!!! I used versamagic ink in Wheat...which I thought worked beautifully on the rich brown background.

The chipboard x's are the negatives from SU Timeless type chipboard and the o's are some chipboard from Hobby Lobby that I have had forever. I originally sponged the Wheat ink onto the x's, but decided chocolate would look better. That is why the chocolate color seems to be muted.

The beautiful DSP is from SU's Bella Rose collection and contains Pink Pirouette. The bottom edge was punched with a scallop edge and then pierced with a hole punch in each scallop. I added some Pretty in Pink CS strips that I had stamped in Wheat with the background image. I ran the wider strip through the crimper to add some texture. It kinda looks like some ribbon SU used to have...

The sentiment is from SU, though I don't remember the exact name. I first stamped it in Pretty in Pink then shadowed it in Chocolate Chip, but I am not sure anyone can really tell.

I plan on writing a really sweet poem on the inside and maybe even putting a picture of us in there too. I think this is one of the most elegant and beautiful cards I have ever created on my own and I think the 5x7 size makes it that much more so.

Thanks for stopping by...I hope this inspires you to do something lovely for your Valentine too!



Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful card your DH is going to love it! Great use of the cipboard alphas.

(You are most welcome to use and play along with any of my card sketches and designs.)

Jen said...

This is beautiful...beautiful, beautiful...I'm using my Cuban MIL's accent when I say that!