Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Another Valentine's day card

Hello everyone and happy hump-day!  Almost to the weekend again, yay!

I am feeling very good today.  So many huge, appreciative thanks to all who have left comments on my last two cards.  Wow.  I really do appreciate them all and they truly brighten my days.  An even bigger thank you to my newest three followers- Marjorie, Beckie and Lisa.

Since my last post I have been working on a Valentine's card for my parents.  I wasn't happy with the first version which had two roses, each with it's own ribbon leaf.  It ended up looking like a pair of xRay vision goggles and once I saw that image, I couldn't unsee it.  So I took apart the roses section and changed it around with scrap paper added underneath to form a makeshift bandage to hide the boo-boos from taking off the previous inhabitants.  I read in a forum somewhere that there is never a mistake, only opportunities for more embellishments.  I had to hang onto that thought tight to keep myself from banishing the card to the garbage bin.  Without further ado, here is what I finally put together.

I've seen so many gorgeous cards with tulle embellishments and I wanted to try that.  I also used my Liquid Pearls for the first time to outline the tag.  That stuff is pretty cool!  Just glob it on and it forms a dome pearl shape all on it's own.  Who'd have thought.  The green ribbon was once again colored with a Copic. 

Here is a front view

A side view

Cuttin and Stampin - Valentine's Day Won :)
My Time To Craft -  Love is in the air
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Love
Delicious Doodles - Red, red and more red
Brown Sugar - Go red/hearts
Visible Image - Love
Lia Stamps - Valentine's Day
Ladybug Crafts - Valentine's Day
By the Cute and Girly - Roses are red
Broken Box Stock - Valentine's Day
Simon Says Stamp - Have a heart
One Crazy Stamper - Love
Pin and Tack - Anything goes 03/1/13

As always, many thanks for stopping by!

Size:  6 x 6
Papers:  basic card stock, My Mind's Eye, tag from The Paper Studio
Dies:  Blossoms One, Foliage Two and Classic Scallops Border from Spellbinders 
Stamps:  Stampendous Love Messages
Ink:  Victorian Velvet and Barn Door distress ink, Copic YG06
Embellishments:  all ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, rhinestones from Say it in Crystals, foil heart from Hobby Lobby, Liquid Pearls in ruby red


  1. Such lovely looking card. Such pretty flowers you have made. Looks wonderful. Thanks for dropping by my blog via MIM.
    Love n hugs

  2. Very pretty card. Your handmade roses are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week. hugs, x

  3. Beauriful card and LO! Thanks for dropping by my blog via MIM.

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  5. Great card.. Love the flowers.
    Great to have you joining us at Brown Sugar.

  6. Fabulous card hun, love the flowers, they are great, thank you for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck hun xxxxx

  7. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing along with Cuttin and Stampin Challenges!
    <3 Pam, C&S DT

  8. So pretty with those lovely flowers!

  9. What a fabulous card! So much work and detail put into it!
    Thanks for joining us at Cuttin and Stampin!

  10. Oh wow Jenn, this is a gorgeous little piece of art. So love the layering, the colours and the jewel stone flourishes.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. Lovely card, gorgeous flowers and great design. Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  12. What a beautiful, elegant card! I know your parents will love it. Thanks for joining us at LiaStampz!

    LiaStampz DT member

  13. Love your hand made roses, Jenn. Super card. Thank you for entering BTC&G's Roses are Red challenge. Must remember what you said about a mistake being an excuse for using more embellies!

  14. This is gorgeous. Such a beautiful design and your flowers look wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  15. WOW, those roses are just luscious!!!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  16. Beautifully designed with so many details!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  17. really beautiful!! love the roses! thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at Visible Image


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