Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Michael's Valentine

Since Michael's still out of town, I thought it a good time to get his Valentine done... the heck with the packing, right?! When I saw the Hit the Road set in the new catalog, it was first on my list of things to get. And that's saying a lot when there was about 87 things on my list. (...there was actually more than that, but I don't want to sound greedy).

I knew this one would be perfect for our family since my husband is a cyclist. He's even turned our older boys into cyclists, and Maddox is a pro on the unicycle (just kidding). But since we're going to be "hitting the road" soon... here's his 6" x 6" Valentine:

I have to mention that this whole Colorado move was Michael's idea... and being as how I've kept him here in Texas for 17 years, it's time I take my fingernails out of the porch railing and let him lead the way out. Actually, I don't have a porch railing... maybe the more appropriate phrase would be "it's time I take the padlock off my stamp room door"... In any case, on the inside of this card, I put a note about how "I'd follow you anywhere!" (Those suitcases are filled with stampin' supplies, by the way.)

This is actually 3 different stamps - the truck, the suitcases, and the bicycle. I wanted to get the suitcases AND the bicycle on the top of the truck, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and masked the suitcases so I could get the bike behind them. This means I stamped the suitcases onto the truck first, then stamped them onto some scratch paper, cut them out, and then laid them on the final stamped image so they would be "protected" when I stamped the bicycle. I used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons for the most part, but in spots where I wanted more vibrant color, I grabbed some ink right from the ink pad lids.

And what about that gorgeous Designer Series Paper?! It's from the Rockabilly Specialty pack, and it's gorgeous! The stripes are glossy, so it adds dimension and texture with no effort at all.

Well, folks, I best get back to these boxes... if Michael comes home and sees I've locked myself in here all week, I'll have some splainin' to do.

Card Recipe:Stamp Set: Hit the RoadInk: Black StazOn, Old Olive, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Basic Black, Chocolate ChipCardstock: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Watercolor Paper, Rockabilly DSPAccessories: Riding Hood Red Striped grosgrain ribbonTools: Heart to Heart punch, Cutter Kit, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

4 comments:

jackiestamps4fun said...

Hey there, roomie! I still can't believe you are leaving Texas, but you did warn me it might happen. Good luck with everything!

I love the card you made your hubby! I think the sentiment is so sweet and what an adorable image!

Take care,
Jackie

~Christina~ said...

The sentiment is just perfect...great card!!!

Lisa Foster said...

This card is too darn CUTE! I love it!! Love that set too!

Stefanie said...

Oh my gosh, Michele, that is the cutest card ever. Well, next to the card you made for Caden (which I have framed and hanging on his wall, I might add.) I love it!!