Monday, November 15, 2010

Love Notes and Bling

Operation Write Home had a Valentine Blog Hop over the weekend.  They were celebrating Veterans Day and getting a jump start on the Valentines Day cards needed in before their January 7th deadline. 

I was inspired to create this card - trying to keep the reds, pinks and hearts to a minimum since Dixie (our east coast shipper) gets overwhelmed by such things.  {grin}

What do you think of my purple and green Valentines day card?  I just love this Mo Manning digital image of Bella playing the saxophone!  And she's always adding more great images to her collection.  To see her latest additions check out her blog!  The image was colored using my Tombow markers and water brush.

I have a couple of firsts in this card to boot:  1) first time using my new EK success corner rounder punch and 2) first time using BLING!  I added a tiny red heart to Bronte's collar and a trio of circles under the sentiment - I may need to pick up a pair of tweezers for my tool kit as these were hard to work with using only my fingers!

I created the little heart notes coming out of the saxophone using two small punches - music notes and hearts.  I glued the hearts onto the round part of the notes and voila - Love Notes!  I looked through all of my sentiments, and apparently when I send cards I'm not too sentimental - very few love messages.  So I pulled out some individual letter stamps (which conveniently came with a heart) and put together the sentiment.  I'm not great at lining everything up, so I used my wavy edge punch and now my crooked words a little less obvious.  {smile}

I've also entered the card into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge #138 where Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting!

Paper:  Recollections cardstock;  DCWV Latte Matstack
Stamps & Ink:  Mo's Digital Pencil So Jazzed digital image;  Archival Jet Blank Ink;  alpha-numeric individual rubber stamps for the sentiment
Other:  Tombow markers;  ek Success corner rounder punch;  ek Success border punch;  heart and music note punches;  Hero Arts pale green gems;  Me & My Big Ideas heart Rhinestone


Our Little Inspirations said...

Hey Kathy, this is fabulous!! You're really creative with those love notes coming out of the sax!! I LOVE that idea! Great coloring and design - it's really a great card! And yes, invest in some craft tweezers - I can't function without mine!

Debi! said...

Kathy, Looks like you are enjoying the process! Love this one!
Colors... are holidayish... (I know, that isn't a word, but it is my word!)

Keep creating!
Love your designs!!! And the use of digis... you are so much better than I at this!