Friday, January 18, 2013

January Cards for Valentines

I just love Owls, always have and always will, so when Close To My Heart introduced the Winter special, Whos Your Valentine, I knew I would be using it a lot, for all types of cards, starting with Valentines. Our club this month made the 3 cards on the left for their projects. The card on the far left is a pull out card, where you lift the little blush and chocolate owl and a separate card pulls out. I used an embossing template that I smeared chocolate ink on before embossing to impart the color on the tree bark lines. The top card with the little owl sitting on a branch was done again with a new embossing template that is made by Darcie, with the embossing sanded to remove the top layer of desert sand cardstock and expose the white core. I just love how easy this is and how dramatic it makes the image pop. Then a sentiment and a few little hearts compliment the card. The multi heart card is actually a tri-fold card and all the hearts were cut with the Artiste Cricut cartridge using the real size dial and the stamp set even tells you what page and what size to cut them. I used some retired paper for the floral hearts and the stamp set for the the chevrons and x's and o's, and brayered on color for the solid ones. I couldn't be easier and all the sentiments come from the Whos Your Valentine stamp set too. Since I have a brand new little grandson, Graham, I thought I'd send him the one on the bottom right, the banner was stamped with the chevron stamp, the background is embossed with Swiss Dots template and sanded to pop and focal points stamped in Indian Corn Blue and punched out. The top right card is just a white on white embossed card with an embossed heart accented with ruby cardstock. Think I'll use this one for my special someone of 45 years. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines. I love to read what people think of my work, so please feel free to leave a comment.


tjhubner said...

These cards are a real treat! I clicked on the picture to enlarge them and was really excited to see the details in all these cards. You did a really good job. I can't quite decide which one I like best. :-)

Sharon Esau said...

Love your cards!