This maybe my last Valentine card for this year – we’ll see if it is or not! After all the big day is tomorrow. I hope people here in the Piedmont of NC did there thing for Valentine’s Day before Old Man Winter dumped about 8” of snow on us plus sleet and freezing rain. A real mess that will refreeze and make early morning commutes miserable through early next week! Ah, it is so nice to be retired!I needed a Valentine card for our son. He’s a body builder so no frills allowed. I decided to use the week 1 sketch from Viva la Verve challenge for this month. I modified it a bit, but I still think you can tell that I used the sketch even though it is flipped around a bit! I wanted a graphic masculine look so I embossed the DSP and the Smoky Slate (2” by 5¼”) with the Chevron EF before I cut it into 2 pieces. I have a close up below of the DSP. I chose it because it was simple yet carried my colors. My card is 4¼” by 5½”.
· Stamp set(s): Verve – More Than Love; Stampin’ Up! – Love Heart & Happy Valentine Heart (both single stamps and retired)
· Ink(s): Stampin’ Up! – Real Red & Smoky Slate
· Paper: Stampin’ Up! – More Amore DSP(ret.); Very Vanilla, Real Red & Smoky Slate CS
· Dies & Embossing folders: Spellbinders – Classic Rectangle & Classic Scalloped Rectangle large; Papertrey Ink – XL Rick Rack Border Die; Stampin’ Up! – Hearts Framelits & Chevron EF
Once I figured out the layout and what looked best given these papers, the card came together very quickly and will do fine for our son for this occasion! I don’t know when we will next see him, but it should be soon once everyone can get around again. I can’t put it in the mail; by the time he got home from work yesterday, someone had clipped his mailbox and left their car parked blocking his drive way. We just aren’t used to this much snow. The natives here panic when there is 2” on the road. I grew up elsewhere so I know to stay off the roads because few can successfully navigate them! J
Hope you and yours are warm and comfy at home out of the cold and snow/ice! Happy Crafting Crafters of all kinds! We can’t go out so we might as well play! Thank you dear hubby for my craft room! He’s such a blessing, and my craft room is my own little space to create!