Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's cards

Hello again!
I have a couple of v-day cards to share today. Both of them are a little different than my usual style. :)
This first one was the card for my hubby. Very simple, in fact it was inspired by a new blog I've been reading called Simplicity. Love it! Go visit, really! She has an amazing clean and simple style - but the impact is amazing.
I'm not usually a CAS stamper, but it seemed really appropriate for my hubby. He's not a flourish-y kind of guy. lol The main panel is watercolor paper with the sentiment stamped in Ranger's Archival ink. I used a piece of Cut 'n Dry to dab just a little bit of Memento Rose Bud over the sentiment, then used a water brush to smooth it out & give a watercolor look. Then I used a (very old) SU! background stamp with VersaMark and dusted it with Perfect Pearls in white. Finally I brushed Antique Linen Distress ink very softly around the edges & mounted the panel on a natural card base. Not sure why the picture came out so pink toned, IRL it's very soft & white.
This second card was for my little boy. He was thrilled with his 'alien robots'. (robots are a BIG thing in our house!) This little valentine is only 3X3, just cut from a basic piece of cardstock. I sponged some Peeled Paint Distress ink at the bottom, masked it with a piece of a sticky note & sponged black at the top. The robots and space ship were cut from some fun patterned paper that I found a while ago. I ran them through the Xyron & stuck them down. I cut a heart out of white card stock and inked it with Warm Red chalk ink, then coated it with red stickles. Finally I used a glitter pen to draw dots for stars - it is *space* after all! :D
Tonight I spent over an hour cutting out a bunch of these little robots & their space ships. I had stuck them down on the front of a couple of those magnets you get on your new phone books. Tomorrow the boy will have plenty of ships, robots, ray guns and planets to play with on the fridge. Hopefully he'll want to play with them enough that mom will think all that cutting was worth it!
Thanks for stopping by!


Etha said...

Two wonderful cards! Love those little robots, did he play with them??
I think the background embossing is so pretty on your husband's card, very elegant.

lauren said...

oof! cutting out magnets! you *ARE* a good mom!!! hope your wrists have stopped being sore by now! :)

ok, well obviously i ♥LOVE♥ the alien robots!!! and it's a totally brilliant card you've made for them to live on--i love how you make a completely integrated scene/enviroment for your stamps/focal images--it's VERY cool!

i adore the CAS card as well, actually! (just b/c i can't DO IT doesn't mean i don't LIKE IT!) i'm also guessing, like most things that are subtle & textured, that card is anything up to 700% *COOLER* in real life! which...YEOWZA!!! ♥