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Sunday, 7 February 2010

Valentine's Hearts and Polka Dots

Well, I have finally got around to entering a couple of blog challenges.

The first is the Stamp Something blog challenge and the theme for this week is Love Something. The second is the Stampin' For The Weekend blog challenge and their theme is Love and Valentine's. So, I decided to enter the Valentine's card that I made for my hubby into both.

I decided to go for a fairly simple design for this card and decided to use some of my new goodies, in particular my new border punch that I won on ebay recently.

I started by punching the edges of a strip of red card using my new punch, an EK Success Scalloped Scallop punch. A strip of the black and white polka dot paper from the Papermania Claire Curd The Big One paper pad was then matted on top.

The 'From The Heart' stamp from Dovecraft Studio G was then stamped onto white and red card using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink. Just the sentiment centre part was cut from the white card and the whole frame was cut from the red card. The little heart was stamped again onto red card, cut out and attached to the white panel. The white panel was matted onto the red panel and then onto a panel of black card with the corners rounded.

Using the heart stamps from the Dovecraft Studio G Love and Be Mine mini stamp set, the images were stamped onto red card using the Onyx Black ink. The images were highlighted using a white gel pen and a red Sakura glitter gel pen. The circle sentiments were cut out using a circle Nestie die and matted onto black circles. The sentiment panel and the hearts were positioned across the polka dot border.


The inside of the card was also decorated, using the frame part of the 'From The Heart' stamp and the 'Be Mine' stamp from the mini stamp set. This was also layered onto the polka dot paper and punched red card.

10 comments:

kay said...

hi kathleen,this is gorgeous,my fave colour combo,
kayx

Julie said...

Hi Kmac - Great design, very striking in it's simplicity if you know what I mean! Hope you're good? Juliexx

Kimmi said...

beautiful card. I love the band and how you've carried it into the inside of the card.

Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend! Good Luck.

Kimmi x

Pretty-In-Ink said...

LOVE the striking colour combo! your new border punch is really cool!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These colors really pop, love all the dots and hearts too! Thanks so much for joining in at Stamp Something this week! :)

kates-kards said...

gorgeous card katex

Eisbärin said...

Lovely card, Kathleen! Just my cup of tea! Hope you are well and we must try and find a way to have a meet again! Love, Alex

crafty amy said...

That new puch looks great. I love this card inside and out is beautiful :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Gunn (Merete) said...

This card is stunning. I love the clean look and the border really show of.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn:-D

LilyPuss Cards said...

Lovely... thank you for joining us at SFTW...
Hugs
Jan...x

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