Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Red, White and Black

Ok I know, enough of the Valentine cards already. I promise after today I will move on. I think I like to make Valentine's Day cards because it reminds me of growing up and making the container that would hold that special one from a special somebody at school. Sometimes it was a large milk carton decorated with red and pink hearts, but most of the time is was a large pocket envelope decorated with a paper doily and cupid that hung on the front of our desks. Oh how Innocent those school-day crushes were. Close your eyes for just a moment and go back to a time when you remember that special boy walking into the classroom or coming out to play on the playground. What wonderful memories. I wonder what that boy looks like now forty years later.

As I said in a previous post, there were a few cards that I wanted to post but I was sending them out and they visit my blog regularly so I didn't want to spoil the surprise. The first card was created with the SU stamp Medallion. This stamp looks great with versamark on dark card stock. The border is MS Deco Fan punch and crochet trim on the other side. The heart is also from the Martha Stewart (MS) line. The sentiment is from SU as is the Modern Label punch with the Word Window punch in cream layered on top. The card stock is SU Real Red.

The last two cards are just a different classic color version of each other- Real Red, White and Black. They both were made with the Cuttlebug- Victoria embossing folder. Again the MS Deco Fan punch for the border and hearts. I pulled out my Spellbinders Heart nestabilities for the larger red heart. The sentiment was the same as on my first card.

My latest pleasure is making my own flower embellishments. I have been searching for all different techniques and trying a few and I will show you some in the next few posts. My mind is just a boggle with all the new products that have come out since CHA and I am having a hard time trying to pick my favorites that I can afford to add to my madness. Well I better end here so I can get to work. Gotta be able to pay for all of this somehow.

Have fun and enjoy!

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