Sunday, January 9, 2011

Unforgettable...a valentine

 *** edit (1/15/11) This card was chosen as a Top 3 Fave at Unscripted Sketches ***
I've made a Valentine card today, for a very sweet Aunt.  Since I'm not sure if she reads my blog...I won't mention her name : o )

This card is going into 4 challenges.
Unscripted Sketches #88
The Paper Players Challenge PP29 - Happy Valentine's Day

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C 69
Just Us Girls (JUGS 66) - Technique Challenge

These are all such fun challenges!  Colors, theme, technique and sketch...they all fit together so well.

My card ~

You can click on any of the photos to see a larger version.

Well...this is certainly not a clean and simple card.  I was in the mood for layering and embellishing today.  You could have guessed, huh???  I do love lace and trims and...well, you get the  Also, it was fun lining my envelope (for the  JUGS challenge).  It's been a long time since I've done that and I'd forgotten how much it "dresses up" the envelope.  You can't see in the photos, but I also stamped a heart on the flap.  That's something I always do, so that it coordinates with the card.

Anyway, I'm very pleased with this card.  I hope my Aunt enjoys receiving it, as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Instead of going into detail on how I made the card (that would take to long), I'll just include my recipe at the end of my post.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! 

Recipe ~
Stamps: sweetest memories (GinaK), fine flourish (SU), heart flutter - I used this inside the card and on the flap of the envelope (Verve), punch potpourri (SU)
CS: soft suede, pretty in pink, regal rose, whisper white (SU)
Ink: soft suede, pretty in pink (SU)
Designer paper: chocolat mousse, chocolat cherie (SEI)
Other: frill velvet ruffle brown ribbon (from Michael's), white lace (The Paper Studio), linen thread (SU), butterfly punch (SU), clear embossing powder (SU), pearls (Recollections), rectangle die (Spellbinders) and a piece of tulle (from my friend Kris!)


  1. Beautiful card - love these colors together!

  2. This is just beautiful Susie! I love all the elements on your card and the matching envie it just flows beautifully!
    Thanks so much for playing along with just Us Girls this week!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card! And that butterfly is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches!

  4. Beautiful - and your lining adds such a touch of elegance to your whole card. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week - we surely appreciate your support and participation.

  5. WOW! Soooo pretty!!! OMG - the lace and tulle are so beautiful!!! Love that sei paper - fabulous matching envie!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you'll play along with us again next week!!!

  6. Susie- this is a gorgeous card, so soft and feminine! I am sure that your aunt will love it. You did a fabulous job with the sketch and the colors really work so well together. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week!

  7. My gosh, this is just gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE the butterfly! Great take on this weeks sketch!

  8. What a gorgeous combination of textures, patterns and trims. It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  9. beautiful colors and love the tulle you used. I'm sure your Aunt will love it!

  10. Wow...what a fabulous card! The textures and colors are amazing! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  11. such detail! Absolutely stunning! Love it! Thanks for creating with us at Unscripted Sketches.


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