Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Little Love Song Valentine

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:


  1. I like all the music! Good trick for the vellum - and a reminder to use my stash of vellum more often. Thanks for entering the QKR Stampede weekly Anything Goes challenge - with an optional Valentine twist. Dorothy S, DT member

  2. Lovely Valentines card and a great tip for the vellum when you adhere it.....always tricky. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

  3. This is such a wonderful valentine!! I love that you stamped on our he vellum, adds so much to your design!! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. This is such a sweet 'Love' card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. Love what you did for our 'Love Is In The Air' Challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  5. Love your musical love card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Love the stamping o n velum. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  7. Love the vellum music paper, Neva! Sweet card. It's wonderful to see you playing along at QKR Stampede in our "Anything Goes" challenge and also using the optional "Valentine" twist. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Love Challenge! Your card is so pretty... I love the music notes!

  9. Hi there, creative Neva! What a joy to find your sweet blog. I love your cards and look forward to seeing more. I'd like to invite you to join us in these two SUPER FUN challenges where you can win the most fabulous prizes. I'd just LOVE to have you play along with us. I hope you will stop by both!!

    Word Art Wednesday -
    Always Anything Goes

    Paper Sweeties -
    Hearts/Inspiration Photo

    Have a blessed week,
    Karen Letchworth

  10. very nice card :-) thank you for playing with us at crafting with dragonflies. Jarka DT

  11. What a fab design, love the heart shaped music notes. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  12. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at CARDZ 4 GALZ challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  13. another beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate


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