Saturday, February 9, 2008

Valentine in Blue

Here is the Valentine we made last Tuesday night - even though it's supposed to be a masculine card for our husbands, I just couldn't help adding the ribbon. But to compensate for that, I stayed clear of pink hearts!

The base card is Night of Navy (which requires a Gel Pen for writing on it, unless you want to write on a separate piece of paper and slip it in the card, which I often do) with a layer of Basic Gray on top. The stamped piece is Bordering Blue with the gorgeous En Francais background stamped in the same color and then sponged with Night of Navy ink. On top of that, we stamped the Baroque Motifs swirl using Night of Navy ink, and the small emblem using Ruby Red. The sentiment is embossed using Night of Navy craft ink with clear powder, punched with the Large Oval punch, and then sponged. It is adhered with a dimensional to make it stand out more, and the card is finished off with some beautiful Basic Gray taffeta ribbon.

This was a simple and fast card to make - it's amazing how quickly you can make elegant cards using that Baroque Motifs set!

6 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful, yet masculine. Great job, Michele!

Beth said...

I love the blue! Those stamps are great. Definately a good masculine card.

Stephanie said...

I think this card is perfect! What's funny is I just made a Birthday card for my hubby and I put ribbon on it. He thought it was a great card too! I just think that ribbon is always a nice touch!

Marelle Taylor said...
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Marelle Taylor said...

I LOVE this! We don't really do the Valentine thing much here in Australia, but I think I'll make hubby a card anyway. I can't wait until we get this set!!!

Lindsay said...

this is so beautiful!!