Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Hardly any stamping valentine!

Sometimes I make a card and find that there's very little stamping on it. It's always a great surprise to me! Well, today's valentine is one of those cards.

I chose to work from this lovely sketch by Laura at CASual Fridays. Come and see what I made of it:


I knew I wanted to make 'heart flowers' - they're a big favourite of mine! So I made a frame with one of the Designer Frames embossing folders, drew some stalks with a Lucky Limeade marker and topped them with Cherry Cobbler hearts cut with my Heart to Heart punch.


I gave the hearts a bit of definition with a Bravo Burgundy marker first and a little shine with a white gel pen. Those heart flowers needed grounding so I stapled a scrap of crochet trim to the frame and tied it into a knot.


The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of card stock cut to reach across the designer paper and I doodled the word 'sweetheart' underneath. It took me a while to find the right designer paper but I thought this gorgeous design from the Well Worn range was perfect! I attached my panel to a card base made with textured card stock - I love the contrast with the smooth.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Lucky Limeade,  plus Bravo Burgundy and Lucky Limeade markers
Card stock: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla smooth and textured
Other: Well Worn designer paper, Heart to Heart punch, Designer Frames embossing folder, Chantilly crochet trim
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My daughter has a very vocal relationship with our cat Tuppence. Sometimes she just carries on a stream of nonsense ("oooh look at you, you're like a squid! Look at you with your little ears...") but on other occasions she mews at Tuppence. The other day she and the cat were mewing at each other when we heard a voice from upstairs: "Yes? Did you call me?" It was my eldest son - with a very strange idea of communication I must say!

Thank you for taking the time to visit today. I'll be back tomorrow with a three-minute card - hope to see you then! 

32 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card ....love the heart balloons another great idea .....
    Hugs sylvie
    xx

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  2. This is fantastic, Vicky! I love the way you've done the sentiment (you really doodled that fabulous font??) and those heart flowers are adorable!

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  3. It never occurred to me to make hearts into flowers, but I LOVE that! How fun! And great job on the sweetheart doodle. If I attempted that it would be illegible!

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  4. Such a beautiful elegant card.
    Sue

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  5. Beautiful card Vicky. Love those heart flowers. Equally gorgeous car!!!!! Lol. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog :-)

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  6. The heart flowers are fab. Love the definition on them. Well done with your doodled sweetheart thats very impressive. x

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  7. OMG! - you never fail to astound me Vicky - this is just so beautiful.

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  8. Hi Vicky ! I love this card and the cherry cobbler is perfect with the well worn DSP and the lace adds a touch of romance ! Just gorgeous !
    Jane x

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  9. Think that might be my favourite Valentine card I've seen so far! LOVE LOVE LOVE the definition on the hearts, it makes all the difference. xxx

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  10. Very lovely card. Great job on the sketch. Cut kitty cat, too.

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  11. Another stunning card Vicky...love those hearts great card plan

    Anne

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  12. Wow, Vicky, you've made me look at that paper in a totally different light! It looks AMAZING with the Cherry Cobbler sentiment (you are far too clever, having handwriting like that, I might add!). Gorgeous heart flowers; love the definition, and the gel accents.

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  13. Hi Vicky, so wish my writing was as gorgeous as yours! Beautiful card and I love your heart flowers hugs Karen x

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  14. Lovely Valentines card Vicky, love the picture of your cat too - Jacqueline xx

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous, Vicky, who wouldn't want to receive that? Love the dsp, but every detail pleases the eye.

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  16. Such a lovely Valentine's card, Vicky. I really like those heart flowers and your hand written "sweetheart" looks amazing!
    Speaking of sweethearts - Tuppence looks so adorable...it's no wonder your daughter talks to her like that. I was amused at what your son thought he heard, though:)

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  17. Love your card, so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I think your supply list was for a different card though. I was hoping the Sweetheart was a stamp that I had somehow missed. :)

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  18. Oops! Thanks for letting me know Kath - have edited the list now :)

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  19. Great card, Vicky, and I'm in awe of your "doodling"!

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  20. This is just stunning Vicky!! I can't believe you handwrote the 'sweetheart'. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  21. Love the card Vicky. I bet you can sometimes get more sense from the cat though (having been through the teenage son stage there were certainly times when I would have done!!!)
    M x

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  22. Vicky Channel Four should certainly be looking towards your family for comedy material , I for one would tune in every day !> Great card, as always everything so perfectly balanced and matching, love those gorgeous hearts and the lovely lace.

    Marie

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  23. Vicky Your card is amazing, I love the deep rich colour of the heart flowers, and your sweetheart writing is perfect.
    irene
    xxxx

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  24. WOW! This is incredible! Gorgeous heart flowers, ribbon, paper...a perfect card. Tuppence is a real sweetie and looks very comfy in the photo!

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  25. This is gorgeous! Love this hearts on this frame!

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  26. LOVE it love it love it, that crotchet is an inspiration, adds to it's classiness

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  27. Wow, those hearts! My first thought was that you'd covered them in Crystal Effects, then I read on and you had highlighted them. Wow!!! Helen (Sydney)

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  28. Wow I love the faux dimension on the hearts, they make cute flowers. Great way to split the sentiment too :0)
    Look forward to meeting tuppence!
    Jenny x

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  29. Vicky this is gorgeous! I love the frame and the pop of red in the hearts! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

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  30. Firstly this card is fabulous. It really jumped out at me in the link photos. Secondly, my very first cat when I was a child was named Tuppence! I miss her so much:(
    Thanks for joinging us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

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  31. Love this Vicky! The framed hearts and bit of lace are splendid! Great card ;) Sweet little cat too!

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  32. VERY creative take on the sketch! The hearts are simply gorgeous against the background and diecut! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x