So, with it being Valentine's Day, and all I made a card. Well, TWO cards, and a couple of tags, but I think on this post I'll just share the one. Look around for more!
I'm offering it up for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Red and Pink. Since it is. Red and pink, I mean.
And since it's still open, it's another entry for Virginia's View shaker challenge.
I made this--
So, this card was one of my first shaker attempts, and once I figured out the size and shape it all needed to be, (which took surprisingly long) I was pretty well set.
I think I am sort of sequin heavy in this thing, but to be perfectly honest, I'm trying my butt off to use up some of the zillion sequins I purchased!
I used Lawn Fawn's Love you a Latte set to do the sentiment, but when I went for the take out cup image in that set, I found them to be too small, so I went for my Fiskars Latte Love set instead.
The hearts on the shaker panel are from Julie Ebersole's Cozy Christmas set (Hi, Julie!), and the dies are from two Spellbinders collections.
SO, as I do, I started with the one element, the shaker thingy, and went from there, filling in with panels and buttons and punched hearts, etc. When it was all done, it was cute, but as I mentioned in my last post, I will often look at what seems done, and feel the need to attack it with something else.
That's where my scribble lines come in. doing this always makes me nervous, because I feel like at any minute, I'm going to have a spasm or something, and ruin two hours worth of work, but I sallied forth. Not too shabby, and no disaster, so that's good.
I took some photos, and put it to the side, waiting for V day (NOT VD; that makes me laugh and nauseous at the same time).
About a week later, I saw it laying there.
You REALLY think this is done? it seemed to say, sneering at me. It sneered at me, I swear!
Well, I take my sneering cards both seriously and personally, so I grabbed my fine line marker, and went BACK to work--
(Thinks it can be all sneery with ME.....I'll show 'em...)
I came up with this--
I gotta say, MORE black sketchy-ness really adds a nice, slightly gritty feeling to this easily sickening sweet card. Even on the coffee cups...
Since it IS for a man, I think this is a welcome element!
And, how about those felt hearts?
Winter warmth, warm and cozy, cozy and cuddly! How could THAT be wrong?
So, that's my Valentine's valentine. I hope he likes it, and shakes it to his hearts content.
I am off to the market, to buy something luscious for our dinner. And more chocolate. Because Valentine's.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Valentine's Day to you!