Friday, December 31, 2010

A hundred hearts...

   * Edit - this card made "the cream in our coffee" at the Play Date Cafe challenge! *
I just love this sentiment from Verve Stamps.  It makes me smile - and it truly sums up my love for DH of 33 years.  Kinda mushy, huh???  Yea...  : )   gotta love it!  This is the card I'll be giving to him for Valentine's Day.  Hmmm...I'm thinking now, that he might not appreciate all of that lace.  Well.  I didn't think about that until just now.  Too late.  It's staying put.
Anyway - on to the card.

When I saw the inspiration photo over at The Play Date Cafe (Challenge #62), I had to play along.  I am not a fan of the color pink, usually.  BUT, these shades of pink and rose...along with the neutrals are just beautiful.  I was inspired!  Here is the photo that I'm talking about:
Gorgeous, huh?

Here's my card.  I'm so pleased with this card!  I started out in a slightly different direction (which wasn't quite working.)  Once I changed out a couple of things...everything fell into place.  Love when that happens.
I'm including several photos.  It was difficult to capture all of the details in one photo.  To see a larger version, just click on a photo.

I started with a base of crumb cake card stock, then a layer of white.  I layered on some rose red - stamped with a few hearts in the same color.  I crimped a layer of crumb cake beneath the matting of rose red and regal rose.  I hand trimmed the rows of hearts on white cs, then popped on 2 rose colored pearls (for the two of us...I know...mushy again.)  I used a spellbinder heart around the the sentiment, sponging the cs with crumb cake ink before removing it from the die.  The lace that I used, is some that I bought at an estate auction last summer.  I LOVE using vintage lace on my cards.  I think that the whitewash on this SU brad is perfect for this card.
Thanks so much for stopping in to take a look.  Let me know what you think!
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My recipe:
CS: rose red, regal rose, whisper white, crumb cake (SU)
Ink: rose red, basic black, crumb cake
Stamps: hundred hearts, heart flutter (Verve)
Other: rose pearls (Recollections), vintage lace (auction), antique brad (SU), linen thread to gather ribbon (SU)


  1. Oh my what a gorgeous card! So much layered goodness! A wonderful sentiment! Also, love the lace and antique brad...just beautiful!!! Happy New Year!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the heart border on the lace ribbon, the pearls on the heart and your pretty paper on the inside! So very Pretty!

  3. Oh it's GoRGeouS! Love the vintage look of this, it's so beautiful. I'm sure your hubby will love it, even with the lace. It's stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us in the play date cafe this week. Happy New Year!

  4. LOVE the hearts you cut out and the two pearls - how SWEET! - and that FAB vintage lace! PRETTY card!

  5. Love the added pearls to the heart!! ADORE this card...such a beautiful sentiment!! Wonderful lace!

  6. Beautiful card! I love everything about it! And its great to be mushy- catch those men off guard. Lol Great creativity!

  7. What a gorgeous, romantic card. It sounds like you had some wonderful inspiration and it really payed off! Just a beautiful card!

  8. So soft and romantic and I adore the vintage feel! Lovely use of the PDCC colors this week, so glad you played along :)

  9. Oh, those little pink pearls at the bottom of the heart are such a pretty accent! And I'm lovin' your sponged heart, too. Your hubby is sure to love it, too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Play Date Cafe.

  10. I love that lace as your bow! SO cute and elegant:) Great card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}

  11. beautiful card Susie :) I love that sentiment and the gorgeous button :)


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