Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Love Us

It's a good thing Don doesn't read my blog because this is his Valentine. I created this using the My Favorite Things February Guest Design Team recipe challenge. The recipe: Valentine, 1 patterned paper, two colors of cardstock (beyond the color on the card base), three different types of embellishments.

I stamped the MFT Flapper Doodles-I Love Us image onto Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock and then cut out with a rectangular Nestie. While it was still in the die I traced around the edges with a Copic Multi-liner pen rather than embossing it as per usual. I saw this on the Spellbinders site one time and had a duh-why-didn't-I-think-of-that moment! These two actually look sorta like us except I'm much thinner of course. LOL, I know you believe that one! I emulated the dress by cutting several rows of red cardstock scallops with a Fiskars border punch and then layering at the bottom.  I tried to shape the ribbon to look somewhat like a bowtie rather than tying a real bow to keep the frou frou factor down as this is going to Mr. Man.

So did I follow the recipe? Valentine theme - a couple, hearts, love sentiment (check); 1 patterned paper - Ki Memories (check), two colors of cardstock - red and black (check); three different types of embellishments - felt, buttons, ribbon (check).

Pardon the photography. We had sunshine earlier but it went away by the time I got the card ready this afternoon.

Products; My Favorite Things stamp and Die-namics, Ki Memories dp, PTI base cs, felt and buttons, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers

Copics: Skin-E0000, E00, E02, E15, R20; Hair-E33, E35, E37, E29 (me), W5, W7, N7 (Don), Hat/Jacket-N1, N5, N7; Cravat/Dress/Hat trim-R22, R27, R29; Shadows-COO, C1

I really meant to get this done yesterday but I am not feeling much better than when I went to the doctor last week even though the CT scan revealed no infection in my sinuses. I am so sick of being sick.


  1. Sweet! I love how you pulled all the elements from the image into the layers on the card.

  2. WOWZERS NANCY!!!! This Friggin ROCKS!!!!! I am IN LOVE with all the details you put here!!! Look at that mimicy paper for her dress and the ribbon for his tie... you TOTALLY pulled it off...

    I'm jealous you are THAT skinny!!! ;)

  3. This is adorable and I know your husband will love it!

  4. Absolutely adorable!! Agree with Kelli the scallops mimic the dress perfectly and love the ribbon treatment!!!

  5. This is such a sweet Valentine for your hubby Nancy! Love the red scallops playing off her dress... everything about this card is perfect! :)