Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friendly Valentine

Although I LOVE all of the big bows and fat cards that have been popping up everywhere on all sorts of paper crafting blogs, I also like to make mailable cards. Flat is key when the majority of your family and friends live everywhere but near you, due to military life.

The Paper Players are having an Anything Goes challenge and with Valentines day approaching, I figured I'd enter my sparkly Valentine into their challenge as well.
The inspiration for this card came from this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. I loved working with a Basic Black canvas. Adding a piece of Red Glitter Paper, which reminds me of a big sparkly sticker. I didn't want to cover up too much of the sparkle, so taking the Heart to Heart XL SU! punch, I picked out just one of the hearts to use and created a background layer of hearts. A bit of 1/4" Basic Black grosgrain ribbon at the top and bottom to keep the hearts from spilling off my card. The single Real Red heart was just screaming for a bit more attention, so I ran it though the Big Shot in one of my many embossing folders, capturing this sweet little bird. Using a bit of black, I sponged over the top and around the little red heart and popped it up with a Dimensional. The sentiment is from the Hostess set Picture This, which I embossed in black and punched out with the Large Word Window punch.
Happy Valentines day Friends!!


14 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Dawn beautiful card, love the glitter paper and that one heart embossed. Not a bad last name :) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments, good luck.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is stunning, Dawn! Love it!

Shannon said...

Dawn,
I would have never thought to use the glitter paper as a main layer, until now. It "makes" the card. Stunning with the black hearts on top. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Nance said...

Oh my goodness! Love all the sparkle but I really love how you embossed the single birdie--adorable! Thanks for joining us this week and the Paper Players!

Sherry said...

Great card. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at HSS.

Anne Marie said...

Great use of the Glimmer Paper! Thanks for playing at BOTH, The Paper Players and Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Imke said...

Wow, this is great ! I like the glimmer background paper and this cute little bird on the red heart - perfect !

inkedx2 said...

Love the tiled hearts! Thanks for playing with us this week. Hope to see your work again next week.

Robbie

LeAnne said...

This is fabulous---that little bird embossed on your heart is a stroke of genius! Don't you just love this glittery paper? Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love all the shimmer and that little birdie- what a great idea! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

stampingminnie said...

I love your card with all the hearts -- really cute. Thanks for joining us at HSS.

stampinbygenny said...

Love the red glitter paper background. Great idea to add all the punched hearts. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Erin Gonzales said...

What a great card!! It is simple in design but really packs a punch with the little embossed heart and all the glitter- very nice!! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS.

Rose said...

Hi Dawn! LOVE the hearts and glimmer paper bling! What a gorgeous card :)