Sunday, December 28, 2008

ANOTHER HAPPY HEART VALENTINE

This Valentine's Day card uses Taylor VanBruggen's Cupcake Sketch Challenge #48. Again, I used the stamp set A Happy Heart from the holiday mini catalog with Candy Lane DP from the Love You Bunch Promotion. The main tic tac toe image was stamped once in Close To Cocoa, and again in Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette (for cutting out). The center heart with the "love" is in a Build-a-Brad. The vertical stripe along the left side is from Candy Lane DP mounted on Pink Pirouette CS.

Here is a close-up of the button treatment. There is a piece of Candy Lane DP (the Pink Pirouette with white polka dots pattern) punched out with a 1" Circle Punch that backs the Clear Circle Button. I used pink embroidery floss to thread through the Riding Hood Red Button that is secured to the top of the Clear Button with Mini Glue Dots.Lately, I've been making a conscious effort to complete the inside of my cards. Many times, I simply add a strip of designer paper or simple stamped image. In this case, I covered the whole inside with a light colored, faint pattern of designer paper. I especially like to do this when the card base is a dark color. I chose a light color and faint pattern so as not to distract from the written message. The Candy Lane hearts were punched with the new Heart To Heart Punch from the Love You Bunch Bundle Promotion. I've been finding that I am more apt to mail or use my cards when the inside is done and pretty too!
RECIPE
Stamps:
A Happy Heart (holiday mini catalog)
Paper: Candy Lane DP, Close To Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla DP
Ink: Close To Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla CS
Embellishments: Clear Circle Button, Riding Hood Red Button, Build-a-Brad, Pink Embroidery Floss (non-SU)
Tools: 1/2" and 1" Circle Punches, Heart to Heart Punch (for inside)
Supplies: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

22 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So adorable, Nancy! I love the layered button embellishment! I can tell I'm gonna need this SU set! Thanks for playing the challenge!

MacKenzie said...

I love love love what you did here! That Valentine set is super cute. It seems that decorating the inside of cards is the latest craze and I'm happy to say that I've jumped up the bandwagon as well. Nice job!

Does this mean that I have to get started on Valentine's stuff already?? Oh...the pressure!

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable Nancy!!! I'm so happy I have this bundle on it's way to me...slow but sure...lol
Love the inside of the card as well!

Karen Giron said...

Oh Nancy - I am loving your card way more than mine. The brad in the middle is fantastic! I'm so happy to be thinking the same as you are with this week's challenge, how funny is that?! Very sweet card!

silkeledlow said...

AWWW - Nancy - I love this one too!!! Perfect Sketch to use this cute new Valentine Set!!! I need to ink mine up too...LOL!!!

Wendy said...

Can I tell you that this is one of my favorite cards you have made, and girlfriend, you have made alot of my fav's!!! Wow, I love it!

fran said...

Wow! This is darling! Just love, love, love it!

Kathryn said...

So GORGEOUS -- WOW
LOVE your cards so much!!

I hope you are feeling better!
Take care

Kathryn

Carol Weimer said...

This card is so beautiful. I love all the little details you did..including the inside. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Very pretty card! I agree about the insides of the cards as well. I find myself prettying up the inside more than I ever used to.

Yaneri from ScrapyCrafter.com said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable! Compliments to the stamper...lol!

Jenn D said...

I love this! I forget to pull this set out now that I have the Love You Much one. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Jackie Pedro said...

This card is beautiful, Nancy! I love the Candy Lane DP!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

This is beyond adorable! I love the paper, the embellishments, everything! I tried to order this set last night, but it is out of stock! Bummer! YOur card is fantastic!

Corie said...

This is absolutely adorable!!

Jenna said...

I love what you did with the sketch. This card is just beautiful. I just love Valentines Day. I love that stamp set too. It looks like I need to get it:)

Ann said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love every detail--even the inside of the card is just perfect! :D

Lynn said...

Oh wow this is so sweet! The layered buttons and fun new Valentine stuff is so cute!
TFS

mary jo albright said...

Holy smokes I'm in love! This card is PERFECT!

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Nancy, prettiest Valentine card I've seen!

Lynn said...

So cute! Love how you layered the buttons!