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Monday, 14 February 2011

Duck Egg Blue and Brown Bird in Heart Valentine

Well, after a VERY late night, I finally got hubby's Valentine's card made. I decided to go with an unconventional colour scheme of duck-egg blue and brown.


The image, a freebie from Craft Stamper Magazine designed by Graphicus, was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink and then die cut using a square Nestabilities die. This was then matted onto blue paper.

A second square of the blue paper was stamped using part of the bird stamp using the Rich Cocoa ink and matted in the centre of a Labels 1 die cut.

Two mini tags were die cut using the Sizzix Sizzlits Hearts, Stars and Tags die and stamped using the 'With Love' stamp from the Woodware Jane's Script Sentiments stamp set with the Rich Cocoa ink. Two small hearts were die cut from the brown card and covered with brown glitter from the Lakeland glitter kit and covered with Anita's 3D Gloss. These were attached using brown embroidery thread between the two blue square layers.


A strip of the duck egg blue mottled paper, from the HOTP Vintage paper pad, was embossed using the dots border embossing folder from the Just My Type set of border folders from Cuttlebug. This was then matted onto a strip of the brown card.

A panel of the duck egg blue and brown polka dot paper, from the same paper pad, was stamped around the edge using the floral and scroll background stamp from the Aspects of Design Memories of Italy stamp plate from The Stampman using the Rich Cocoa ink. This was also colour tinted around the edges using the Rich Cocoa ink and the ColorBox Chestnut Roan fluid chalk ink.

The embossed strip was then matted across the square panel and onto the brown card.



The inside of the card was also decorated using hearts punched from the polka dot paper. The sentiment was computer generated, using the Callie Hand font, which was the nearest one I could find to the Jane's Script font of the sentiment stamps.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

69 comments:

iReneM said...

Ooooh, I love this!! - the lovely birdie image and those gorgeous papers - superb!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

x

Poppet said...

Great card Kathleen, love the way you have over printed onto the dotty paper and followed this through with the embossed panel.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Lori Rider said...

Very pretty - I love your colors and papers! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Cec said...

Wonderful card. I love the colour scheme and that lovely frame. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What a pretty color combination. Lovely card! So glad that you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon.
~Renee
SCH DT

annieambriel said...

What a lovely card. I love the colour combo and distress.. that brings out the love image in the middle.

Thanks for joining us at Sew many cards challenge this week. :)

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous card, it's STUNNING!
I love everything about your card, your design, colours, embellishments, everything, just LOVE IT!!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

Guylou said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.
Cheers!
Guylou

kay said...

gorgeous card and colour combo kathleen,love how you have matched the font,x

Claire said...

Wow, beautiful card! The colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

skylife said...

WOW that card is really awesome! Love those little tags and the "medallion".
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge, good luck.
Kevin xx

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Love the colours and the finer detail. But it was the dots that got me! I can't get enough of swiss dots!

Marianne said...

Perfect color combination! And those papers and stamp is so beautiful!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at creative cowgirls challenge!
Marianne

Margarets designer cards said...

Very unusual card for valentines day but I like it, tha colours are beautiful.
~Good luck with the challenges
Margaret

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely lovely Kathleen, I love the colours. thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Wendi said...

Beautifully created fab colour combo
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is a great card for us on Rainbow Lady this week Thanks for playing, Hazelxox

Laurel said...

Gorgeous color scheme - you were dead on with that choice! Pretty papers and layout! Thanks for playing along at Lawnscaping.

Debs M x said...

fabulous colours/papers and those tags are lush!Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodles Shops Best
debs x (guest dt)

Trina said...

I think the colors went together perfectly! Very lovely card! Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Kathleen, I love the design and the colours you have used.
Thank you for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man for our 'hearts' challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Vicki B. said...

Love the colors you used on this beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the OCC cut it out challenge!!

craftybunny said...

Oh,just love those colours together and the stamp is one of my faves too.Great effect with the layering.Thanks for joiniing us at AiFActory and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Marie / Legojenta said...

Beautiful card! TFS =)

HelenR said...

Lovely card :) Thank you for joining us for Little Claire's very fist challenge! :) x

Rainbow Lady said...

This is lovely Kathleen love the different colours you have used. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

SuzanneK said...

Oh my I love this, love the colours and beautiful stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Benzi said...

A super, masculine Valentine card. I love the vintage paper and how you stamped the edges. Of course, I love that beautiful bird image. Plus, I'm a dot lover so this card is tops with me. Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining the Stampin B's 'bird' challenge this week.

Fiona said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. xx

Donna Moore said...

Beautiful card, I love these colors together!
thanks for joining us at SCH, please join us again very soon!
donna
SCH DT

Lori Apgar said...

This is stunning!! Love the colors you used!

Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

ruth said...

How gorgeous! I love the blue & brown together like that. You added so many wonderful details!

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

Marilyn Webb said...

Just simply beautiful and elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.
hugs Marilyn

Tracy S said...

So pretty and creative! Thanks for joining us over at Guylou's " I heart you" challenge this week.

Heide said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colors and sweet image. Thanks so much for join us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs, Heide
SCH DT

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Kathleen! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!

Courtney~

marsha said...

Just beautiful! Love your rich colors and that fabulous bird in cocoa! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge and we hope you will come back and join us for next week's exciting challenge!
Hugs,
Marsha
SCH-DT

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is absolutely fantastic. I really love the colors and the dots. The image is wonderful too. Great non-traditional Valentine. Super way to attach the tags! Wonderful job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Chrissieann said...

Gorgeous card and so different from the normal red, love the colour and the layout

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous and I am sure it was loved. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Kendra said...

What a great non-traditional valentine! I love it! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It UP!

Inspired By Friends said...

Very pretty card. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs,
Beth

Tracy said...

What a beautiful card! Those colors are just gorgeous together and I love you overall design. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Cassie said...

This is so beautiful! I really like the colors and all the texture. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

carol said...

Oh these look good together, lovely card, thanks for joining our valentines challenge at C.R.A.F.T. and CRAFTYCATZ this week, x Carol

sharon said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very creative!! LOVE the non traditional Valentine colors! Thanks so much for joining our "In Love with Valentine's" Challenge at The Sisterhood! We sure hope you'll come back for more fun next time too!

Eisbärin said...

Gorgeous card, LOVE the colours!! And OMG, how many challenges can you do in one card??? *lol*
Love, Alex

Barbara said...

Kathleen, love the color combo on this card. Thanks for taking the time to give us the details. Glad you could joing us this week at The Creative Cowgirls "HEARTS" challenge.

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Axa said...

Love the color combo! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Barbara said...

Still love your darling card, Kathleen! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cowgirls for our "HEARTS" challenge this week.We hope your will return in two weeks for our next challenge. XX

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Simply gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)
Andrea

gina g said...

Fabulous creation Kathleen I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Barbara said...

Still loving your card, Kathleen. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Such yummy colors you have mixed and the image is adorable! I love how you matted the image and I love the dies you have used! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad ‘Hearts’ challenge this week. Hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge, & wishing you good luck in the random draw for the Creative Craft World goodies up for grabs :) The Navy Wife

Shelly said...

Gorgeous creation for our "I {heart} you" challenge! Such fab colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly :)

Julie said...

This is a beautiful Valentine. I love your choice of nontraditional colors. Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Julie

Sharon Basel said...

What a lovely vintage look to this card. A beautiful color combination too. Wonderfully done. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
Sharon
SCH DT

gillyflower said...

gorgeous card love this colour combination thanks for entering it into our challenge at crafty cardmakers
gill

Julie said...

Lovely Thankyou for sharing this with the Southern Girls,have a great weekend,Julie.x

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. The image and papers are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Ida said...

Beautiful card. Perfect colors for a masculine themed card. Thanks for playing along with the AB Say it with Polka Dots Challenge.

Alicia said...

I love your card! Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls for our Blue and Chocolate challenge.
Alicia xx

Micki said...

one of my favorite color combos. love all the texture. perfect really for any occasion, but with the sentiments/charms perfect for valentine's. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

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