I enjoy giving hand-made Valentine’s Day cards, and had some time this weekend to craft away in my craft cave! DH and DS are busy upstairs building models. The winter sunshine and slightly higher temperatures are finally starting to melt the snow from Snowmagedon here in Central Oregon, so we are satisfied to stay inside and play! I choose sketch to play along with for this card from Sketch Saturday, along with CAS-ual Fridays’ Music to my Ears challenge, and a color challenge from Color Throwdown.
The chocolate brown background was originally for another card but was a bit too busy, so it shows up on this Valentine! DCWV cardstock is pressure embossed with Cuttlebug’s Hugs & Kisses and sanded with a sanding block. Vellum was stamped with CAS-ual Friday’s Love Notes in Memento Lady Bug and heat set. The pink cardstock is stamped with with CAS-ual Friday’s Love Notes and Heart Beats images in Memento Lady Bug. The shadowing inked edges are created using an Ink Blusher. I adhered the pink cardstock to the vellum to determine where to adhere the vellum to the card and not have the adhesive show through, just a little trick when using vellum on your card.
I had fun playing along with the following challenges: