Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stampin' Celebration #38

It's Thursday and another fantastic challenge over at Stampin' Celebration!  I love the bold colors of this inspiration piece as well as the texture of the corner pictures.  So here's what I have to share this week:

I usually have a really hard time coming up with cards for my husband.  But, I think this one may work ok.  I tried to keep it fairly simple, and I thought the distressed look on the hearts may be a little 'manly'.   For the hearts I punched them out using my Full Heart punch, crumpled and then opened them, and put them on top of my Basic Black ink pad.  I carefully walked my fingers over the hearts so that they would pick up a little of the ink.  It's a fun, simple technique that you should try if you haven't already! 

I tied around the Basic Black grosgrain ribbon and added the three hearts using dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped on the inside and then I used my 1 3/8" by 5/8" Oval Punch on the front layer so that the sentiment shows through.  The sentiment is from the set Three Little Words, which is a set that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration!  

Thanks for vising today!  Head over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the other member of the Design Team have created using this same inspiration piece!  Then hopefully you will feel inspired to play along.  :-)  We'd love to see what you create!  

Stamps:  Three Little Words
Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Full Heart Punch, 1 3/8" by 5/8" Oval Punch, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, dimensionals


Anonymous said...

Ooh, I'm the first to leave a comment! How pretty the card is! I really like the simplicity of the hearts and cleanliness of the lines! Great job!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Love your CAS style!! What agreat technique to showcase. Thanks for always doing a fabulous job on the SCIC team.

Elizabeth said...

LOVING this design. I have been teaching Valentines cards at my classes this month, but I want to make something completely different for DH. You have inspired me!

Hands On said...

Love the hearts. Neat idea. That little peek-a-boo oval is fantastic.

Cori said...

Love the look of your card! The hearts and little sentiment window are wonderful!

Amanda Mertz said...

Great CAS card! Perfect for a guy. The texture on the hearts is awesome too. TFS!

The Country Rose said...

Great job! I think your husband is going to love this card :). Thanks for sharing how you inked the hearts.


Lois said...

Great card. Hope your hubby loved it! TFS