Monday, January 2, 2012

*love* you - 2 Challenges

I started making a few Valentine cards this weekend.  It was nice to switch gears, from the Christmas cards I've worked on for months ;-)  I do love making them, though!
This card is going into 2 challenges.

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #112

CASE Study Challenge #71

When I first saw the colors for the PDCC challenge...I thought Christmas, of course.  So, it wasn't easy to think of how I could use these colors on a non-Christmas card.  Then I saw the challenge card by Amy Sheffer, at CASE Study.  That got me thinking in a different direction (finally).
This is what I came up with.

I used my new Wonderful Words die for the word "you".  Instead of card stock, I used a piece of Sending Love DSP (Stampin' Up!) in the die.  I like the little glimpses of the pattern in the word.  I know it's difficult to see in the photo.  It's much easier to see, in real life.
Thanks so much for taking a look!

cardstock: white (PTI), certainly celery, cherry cobbler, whisper white, crumb cake (SU)
ink: frost white (Colorbox), cherry cobbler (SU), tuxedo black (Momento)
stamp: background basics: houndstooth (PTI), tiny tags (SU)
dsp: sending love (SU)
other: linen thread (SU), wonderful words die and doily details die (PTI), heart die (Spellbinders), pinking scissors (X-acto), bracket edge punch (Fiskars), vintage green button from my stash


  1. What wonderful textural detail! Great idea for making a non-holiday card with these oh-so-Christmas colors! This is a terrific little collage!

  2. Such a lovely card! I love how you used the colors, and the houndstooth with the doily and scrunched ribbon are simply delightful. So, so pretty. ;-)

  3. Cute card! Great use of the *love* stamp. Very clever.

  4. Fabulous take on both the challenges! Love it Susie!

  5. Susie, I like that houndstooth background! And your take on our challenge colors turned out beautifully using the CASE Study sketch.

    Hope your holidays were wonderful, and thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe. Happy New Year!

  6. Really gorgeous! Fab details! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study! : )

  7. Beautiful card,Susie. I love the different layered edges.

  8. OH! Beautiful take on these challenges! LOVE that you die cut--I need to get some of those files!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)


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