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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Just For You

Tis the season for amour and I love making valentine cards because I am a really soppy and romantic person.

This card is made from a lovely freebie paper pack that came from the latest issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft. It's all tweety birds and love hearts and in bright funky colours so suits me down to the ground.

I used the latest sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches for the layout. The backing paper is a red on red swirly design. The wavy heart strip was cut from another piece of the paper. The white card was embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I edged it with a black inkpad and distressed the edges with scissors. This is a technique that I have seen many people do but haven't had a go at myself. I like the fluffy edges it gave to the piece and can see me doing this again.

The central image is also from the free papers. I stuck it onto card to make it stronger so I could mount it on 3D foam. The little hearts are some great dimensional stickers I got from Paperchase on Saturday. I got oodles of really funky hearts for a £1. Last but not least the sentiment was added from the same paper pack.

I have incorporated the following challenges into this card :-

13 comments:

Wishcraft said...

Lovely bright card, gorgeous colours! And thank yoooou for your message about the papers, now I just have to find them (and buy more papers oops!) :o) Lisa x

Ann said...

Mandy this is just too cute! I love how you used non-traditional colors on here! Thanks for joing me again this week.

And I'm sorry to hear about your mom.

marley said...

so cute! thanks for joining us at ics!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love all those fab birdy images! Hugs Juls

Anne said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the details and colors!

Greetings from Anne (Norway)

Dolly said...

Gorgeous! Love the zingy colours. :)xx

LISA said...

Very nice hun, love the colours!!!

Vicky said...

Hi Mandy... sorry it's been a while since my last visit, I have had my head down crafting like mad... trying new technique's and different style's...
Not sure if I will stick to it, I do love cute card's...
Loving your latest design's, it look's like you have been having some good crafty time, as it show's, your design's are gorgeous...

Looking forward to joining you all over at Crafty cardmaker's...
so for now take care and have a fab weekend...
x
Vicky

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card mandy :-) I love the colours and papers you used and those little birds are just sooo cute ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Lea L. said...

This is very cute Mandy! I love the bright and fun colors! Great job with the sketch!

♥Lea

LuLu said...

Cute card and love the fresh, "zingy" colours you have used. Many thanks for playing along with ICS this week.

Lou
x

ChristineCreations said...

What a CUTE pair of birds, and such fun cheerful colors!

stephanne said...

Awwww, this is too "tweet"!!! Such a fun romantic card, thanks for sharing your soft side with us at Creative Inspirations!!
Take Care,
Stephanne