Card of the Week--I Love You

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve had a card of the week post; and, I needed one! You all know I need to create at least one card a week, for fun, to stay level headed. While I was sitting at my craft desk, I was just gazing at all the stamps, trimmings, ink, and paper I had and I thought I really should use it, haha. Lately I’ve been making really simple one layer cards and this time around I wanted to make something a bit more intricate. So, I pulled out some stamps I’d recently purchased but never used and I came up with this super adorable Valentine’s Day theme card. I really, really love it too. 
As you can see in the above images, there are hearts stamped onto a piece of kraft card stock; and, to achieve this tone on tone look I simply use my versa mark stamp pad, which is used to create this water mark effect or to be used with embossing powder. In this instance I used a recollections heart background stamp that I purchased from Michaels with the versa mark ink and stamped that all around the card. 
I also bought this really cute mini paper pad, named With Love, by Recollections. There is such a wide variety of really cute pattern paper. I used the ledger paper for this card as you can see—and btw, ledger paper is my FAV and it was in pink. I was so excited about that, haha. 
I also used some of my Lawn Trimmings, by Lawn Fawn. Their trimmings are so awesome and made with such great quality. I also used this distress ink by, Tim Holtz, in Vintage photo. 
For the bird image, I used this stamp Luv Ya stamp set by, Inkadinkado. I simply stamped the image onto a piece of high quality cream card stock, cut it out leaving a boarder, and applied some vintage stain around the edges. 
To color in the hearts I used this Copic Marker, color:RV11. I’m so in love with my new set of Copic markers! 
For the ‘Flying by to say’ sentiment I used this mini set, Flyingby, by Lawn Fawn. This set is so wonderful and I love it because it can be used for so many things. 
I also used this set, A birdie told me, by Lawn Fawn to create the text bubble background in red ink. I felt these text bubbles would work really well with the whole ‘Flying by to SAY’ theme, hehe. 
Lastly, I used this white gelly pen to create the faux stitches’ around the boarder. What do you think? Isn’t it cute?

21 comments:

  1. That card is soooo cute! Love it! I like the twine!
    ~Sara

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    1. Thank you! The twine is super awesome. I love Lawn Fawns' twine :-p

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  2. I've missed the card of the week! I really like this one, and I especially like how it opens and the cute little birdies!!! =0)
    ~Kim

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    1. Me too! I stopped because of all the holiday posts' I wanted to do but I was going crazy without them, hehe. These posts' keep me sane, haha!

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  3. Awww, I like it! Really like your blog and the background you have is nice. :)
    ~ Sarah from http://sarahslittlerandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  4. I think your card is super cute. Love all the bits and pieces of information you included with your post. Just found your blog and am really enjoying your style!

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  5. Aw, this is so cute! Everything in it goes so well together! :)

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  6. SPECTACULAR!..I must study this one some more:)
    LOVE LOVE all the layers!

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  7. thats really cute. I can't believe you made that.

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    1. I can't believe it sometimes either, haha!

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  8. the card is soo cute - you are very talented and it looks super detailed.. just perfect :)

    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

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  9. god how do you make it look so easy?? this card is so so cute- i'm getting excited about valentines day! my favorite part is the jelly pen stitching- it's such a small detail but so adorable

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    1. hehehe :-p I love using the gelly be too :-D

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  10. It is soo wonderful♥
    I love the way the card is 3D YOU KNOW :))
    I love your work Nicole :)

    xx Barbora♥

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  11. All the small details are just perfect and really make your card so beautiful and unique! I might just have to mosey on over to your shop! <3

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  12. Absolutely adorable! So, so cute.

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