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Sunday, January 9, 2011

THUD!

Did you hear that?  That is the sound it made when I smacked myself on the forehead this morning when I saw THIS adorable card created by the ever so talented Laurie Schmidlin!  You should have seen me, running down the hallway in my jammies and slippers....coffee in one hand and laptop in the other heading for my studio.  You see, my hubby is what I like to call a rough, tough cream puff.  You know the kind, a little crusty on the outside and sweet as can be on the inside and it is always hard for me to come up with the perfect valentine card for him.  He is not the kind I would make a sugary sweet, foofy card for at all.  So when I saw Laurie's card, I knew exactly what I was going to do.  His favorite color is blue, so that was my starting point.  Here is what I came up with:

I started out with a base of light blue cardstock from my stash (sorry, I don't know where it is from), then I rummaged through my scraps (yeah!) and found the white piece that I had ran through the Cuttlebug who knows when, so I rounded the corners of both of those and then stamped the cute little heart from the Verve Text Objects set onto several scraps of cardstock (all from the blue family) and cut them out and hung them from some blue/white twine. I added Glossy Accents to each of the hearts to give them some shine. I then  added the strips of white and light blue across the bottom and stamped the word LOVE from the same set and added a glittery chipboard "U" (also from my stash).  The "U" was white and I colored it with Copic markers so it would match perfectly.  I don't recommend coloring over glittery letters with Copics as it could ruin your nibs if the glitter gets in them, but heck what was I to do, I really wanted it to be blue.  LOL  I added some stitch lines around the "U"  and the light blue strip so that it would tie in with the hearts and called it done.  Pretty easy peasy (especially when someone else already had the layout all figured out!)  Thanks Laurie!

Recipe:
Stamps:  Text Objects-Verve
Paper: All from my stash...a little of this and a little of that!
Ink:  Adirondack Denim Blue
Extras:  Twine, Glossy Accents, CB EF, Copics

Hugs,

10 Comments    Click Here To Comment:

Rhonda said...

I think I need to CAS both cards. So cute!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is awesome! i love the hearts. Love Laurie's card too and your take on it.

Dorcas said...

THis is beautiful! Ive become a follower. :-)

buggin2stamp said...

Oh my goodness, that is so cool! I love the blue puffy hearts. I am sure your hubby will love this.

Annette Bowes said...

Just perfect Melissa! Love the puffy flowers, take careX:)

Keva said...

Wow..this is fabulous. I love every bit of it!

Carolina said...

What a stunning card Melissa...LOVE it!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome card! I so want to case that one of Laurie's too :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic! Love the shine on the hearts!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just fabulous! Shimmery hearts on a string... what could be better? Love it!

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