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Monday, February 9, 2015

Time for Some Valentines (and Challenges)

Oh look, it's Monday! With less than a week to go before Valentine's Day, I thought now was a good time to share a couple of cards I made for the big day, and enter a few challenges with them. Valentines just aren't as topical in, say, March. 
First up, a sweet and feminine card:



It's funny, my favourite colour is red, red is the colour most associated with Valentine's Day, but I have yet to make a valentine with red this year. This one is in pastel shades of pink and mauve, with some purple hemp cord, silver embossing, and a black "please". The hearts flanking the please, plus a few random hearts in the background, are sparkled up with Wink of Stella marker. The embossing shows up a bit more in the close-up below. 


With the hearts and big sentiment, I am entering this card into the current Quirky Crafts challenge: Love is in the Air; and Stamplorations: "Love and Hearts". 




Next up, perhaps the more challenging card of the two... one for a ten-year-old boy.



I paper-pieced the socks and coloured in the little hearts with a marker. While I had patterned papers that might have been a little more in keeping with the occasion, I figured I was pushing my luck far enough with said hearts and a quasi-mushy sentiment. :D 
For this card, I followed the sketch for The Crooked Stamper's very first sketch challenge! (Hi, Leslie!) I'm also joining the "Love" word week challenge at Just Us Girls



Supplies: (will you be...?) white cardstock, Echo Park Head Over Heels patterned paper, Neat & Tangled Be My Valentine stamps, Versamark, Stampin' Up wisteria wonder & Versafine onyx black inks, Zing silver embossing powder, corner-rounding punch, Wink of Stella clear glitter marker, pop dots; (socks) white & teal cardstock, Crate Paper Fourteen & Echo Park Here & Now patterned paper, Lawn Fawn My Silly Valentine stamps, Memento tuxedo black & Luxe teal zeal inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Spectrum Noir marker, Nellie Snellen square dies, pop dots

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13 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Hi, Lindsey! :) Both of those cards are adorable, but I think I like those socks just a wee bit more. Perfect for a boy!

Thanks so much for playing my first challenge!!!!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Both cards are adorable! Love the shower of hearts and the cute sock image. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great cards! I really like that adorable sock card along with those polka dots. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Isha Gupta said...

Love your cards Linds. Perfect for Valentine! And all the embossing on the first one is awesome too :)

Chris D. said...

That first card is just gorgeous! Love the embossed sentiment and the waterfall of hearts. The second card is too stinkin' adorable!

In an official capacity, thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls! :)

Heather G said...

I really like the first card...very glamorous. But the second card actually made me laugh out loud. I have to keep this idea in the back of my mind.

Lisa Arana said...

Love that little [please] in the bottom corner!!! And those socks!!! So adorbs.

Jessi Fogan said...

Mushy but the polka dots save it :) and I love that first one! (please) is so cute :) Also, wait, you mean in March we've missed it??

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun cards Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Darnell J Knauss said...

Two fantastic cards, Lindsey! I love that there are so many pink and grey creations for Valentine's this year and your's is super! I also love your fun card for the young man! I'm sure it will be a big hit with those fun paper-pierced socks! Adam and Henry would love it!! Happy Valentine's Day! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Lori Thomas said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT

Sari / Granne said...

So beautifully CAS and cute, lovely. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations, good luck.

Becca Cruger said...

Ok... I LOVE that falling hearts card. It's absolutely adorable!