Friday, 23 January 2015

Hardwood hearts with a Stampin' Up Blendabilities technique

Valentine cards don't have to be all pink and fluffy. Today's card features hearts, flowers and gems but not in an obvious way! Come and see:


A Basic Grey panel forms a nice, neutral backdrop. I rounded the corners and trimmed out a strip to house the greeting - an appropriate 'I heart you' from Stampin' Up's And Many More stamp set. The hearts were made by stamping a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with the Hardwood background stamp and cutting them out with Hearts framelits.


I sponged the smaller one with Burnt Brown Sugar ink but the larger one was stamped with leaves and flowers from Stampin' Up's new wedding set Your Perfect Day. I stamped them in Whisper White Craft ink then coloured over them with Blendabilities markers. LOVE this technique!


A sprinkling of gems and the card was done - and not a frill in sight!


I was inspired to make this card when I saw the challenge at Fusion. I used both the photo and the sketch.



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I'm loving watching my youngest son bonding with the puppy. Yesterday evening, he was sitting on the floor fondling Eva's ears while she rested her head in his lap. "I prefer your ears to Tuppence's Eva," he was saying to her, then caught my eye and chuckled. "I suppose that's a bit like saying I prefer your ears to Daddy's!" he said.

Have a lovely weekend won't you and I'll be back on Monday with more crafting fun!

14 comments:

  1. Love the card. Especially the "wooden" hearts.
    Eveline.

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  2. Girgeous card Vicky and love your 'wooden' hearts great idea for a male card

    Anne

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  3. Such a pretty card Vicky, love the stencilled look of the flowers on the heart :0)
    Hehe...I hope Tuppence didn't hear what your youngest said!!!
    Jenny x

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  4. Really love this card Vicky..... the colours are gorgeous!

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  5. A lovely the on a valentine card and perfect for a man especially one like my DH who doesn't like frilly and fancy.......thank you
    Jackie x

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  6. Love your stamped hearts Vicky i keep saying I must get that stamp! Hope Tuppence isn't sulking!
    Val x

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  7. I love the card and the story. Have a great weekend sweetie xxx

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  8. Beautiful and elegant card Vicky, I love the colours.

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  9. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card..... Love the colours you have used....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  10. Cute! Eva does have velvety floppy ears though...

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  11. Such a beautiful card, Vicky!

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  12. Hello Vicky,
    what a beautiful card! So clean and simple.
    Eva

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  13. Simply perfect card! Beautiful interpretation of the challenge!!

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  14. How pretty, I love the Basic Gray base! Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing with us at FUSION.

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