Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine for Kent

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Thought I'd share the card I made for my DH Kent this year.

I was inspired by a card I saw at CVS last week when I was picking up a little chocolate treat to give Kent with his card. As soon as I saw the card - I knew I could re-create it with my Waltzingmouse Stamps - it was like the person had used these very stamps to make it!

The store card had a little more shimmer and a red ribbon on it - but I thought I'd keep it clean for DH. I white embossed the frippery on the black panel and black embossed the rose and leaves. I cut out the leaves and rose, adhereing the leaves over the frippery and adhereing the rose over the leaves with foam tape. Then I stamped my sentiment cutting around the shapes of the letters and adhered that with foam tape. I really love how this came out and I think Kent will like it too! (especially with the giant Reeses heart I'm giving him with it!) LOL!!

Inside I stamped two sentiments from Seasons of Love Tags and Sweet Hearts.

I hope you got a pretty card today from someone in your life and that you gave some too!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom, Sweet Hearts, Victorian Frippery, Seasons of Love Tags.
Paper: White- PTI, green, red, black - Coredinations
Ink: Versofine onyx black, Versamark.
Accessories: Black & white embossing powder, hot gun, foam tape.

17 comments:

Debgem said...

This is fabulous!! I love the richness of the colours you've used, it's masculine but totally romantic too! Lovely!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful!! I love the white embossed border stamp.

*Vicki* said...

WOW! What a stunning card Julia!! Happy Valentine's Day...he will love it!! ;)

Bev Gerard said...

Wonderful card for your hubby, Julia! I especially adore the interior with the pair of bitty red hearts!

Happy Valentines Day!
~Bev

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Julia!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is wonderful! The rose is gorgeous and I love how you cut out the sentiment. Fabulous inside and out!

Crystal said...

Julia this is sooo pretty, LOVE that flower!!! Total Gorgeousness!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jenny said...

Just stunning! I love the red up against the black!

Sharli said...

Julia,

Happy Valentines Day to you and Kent! What a beautiful card - it is so striking with the romantic and bold colors. Very, very nice!

Hugs!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, Julia, what a beautifully elegant card. I love the white embossed frippery on the black and the red rose. I'll bet Kent loved it.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful Valentine, Julia...I love the white embossed border and the red flower is FABULOUS!!!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Carole of Brum said...

Oh this is lovely, and a great valentines for a man too. Love the frippery embossing in the background! I've been looking round your blog and I really like your style of cardmaking, plus the photo you have of St Kevins Monastery for your banner is wonderful, could look at that for ages. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment Julia. CoB

~amy~ said...

Such a gorgeous card Julia!

Sharon said...

Strikingly beautiful, Julia! The colour scheme is just fabulous! :D

Cindy Haffner said...

Very BEAUTIFUL!!

One4Joy said...

This is such a great guy card....and I'm betting he really like it too. I was at the grocery early this morn and caught the kisses half off...how could I resist!

Pauline said...

Lovely Valentines for your hubby, and I love the mix of the the sentiments inside, they are so versatile!