Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Valentine for my hubby!

I was running a little behind this year....ok a lot behind. I raced home yesterday to make my husbands card yesterday. I knew he would be out for a while, our son had baseball practice, so I should have plenty of time to juggle cooking for my daughter and getting the card finished before he got home. I did a little pre-planning while on my lunch at work yesterday. I research beautiful cards made by very talented people...but I had to keep in mind the supplies that I already had waiting for me at home (didn't have time to shop for new supplies).
I found this awesome sometime last week and while doing my "research" yesterday I remembered the card and how much I liked it. I like everything that this woman creates. It's Faith Abigail Designs and her website is The specific post that I'm speaking of, that gave me the inspiration for my card can be found here . Please don't limit looking at just that post though, please check out the rest of her creations, she has amazing talent.

Now that you know where my inspiration came from it is time to show you my interpretation of Miss Faith Abigail's card. Sorry for the quality of the pictures..I took them with my phone because I did not have time to look for my good camera before my husband got home.
 This is the front of the card. I used a black base and layered it with a pink patterned paper that had words like love and together on it. I then took a piece of plain pale pink paper and used my trimmer (it came with different blades) to give it a scalloped edge. I layered it with a stripped pink/red/white paper. Before I put that piece on the card I wrapped a little twine around it. My favorite part of the card is the envelopes with the ticket and heart inside. I created the envelopes from Wild Card cartridge, the heart is from Jolee's stickers and the ticket is created Art Philosophy cartridge and the 2011 November stamp of the month from close to my heard (I love that stamp set it's called Cherish the day).

In this picture you can see the detail of the larger tag. I used chipboard glittery stickers for the I and the U and the heart is actually one of my daughters stickers, it came in one of the foam sticker packs (she likes putting them all over my house by the way). I used the Cherish the day stamp again only inking the portion for the "FEB" to stamp on the end of the ticket.

Other than the lovely view of my beat up table in this picture you will also see the inside of the card. You can't see it in the picture but I had typed up a nice poem I found on the Internet here. It's a poem called Year Round Valentine by Joanna Fuchs.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to be back with more creations at the end of the week.