Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Building Block Valentine



I like to use special folds or techniques when making cards for my husband.  When  I saw the Building Block card on SCS, I knew that was the one to use for his Valentine.  I embossed the letters and heart on the blocks with opaque white embossing powder and added faux stitching with a white gel pen.  I used stamps from four different companies on this one.  In a rare card for me, this one has NO digi stamps.  :)  I kept the left inside panel blank for my message.



The front is an old Unity Stamps image.  I embellished it with black rhinestones, a marker and some Wink of Stella.  I also used faux stitching and more black rhinestones to finish off the front panel.



The sentiment on the inside panel was actually a 2 line stamp.  I used "selective inking" to turn it into a 4 line stamp.   I layered several heart die cuts and gave them several coats of Wink of Stella.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (red, black)
Patterned Paper:  The Paper Studio (Love Me Tender)
Stamps: SU {Brushstroke Alphabet Upper (LOVE YOU)}, Inkadinkado {Expressions (heart)}, Mark's Finest Papers {Dogwood Blossoms (inside sentiment)}, Unity Stamp Company {My Heart Sings (front image)}
Inks:  Versamark, Versafine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments:  Staedtler Triplus Fine Tip pens (red, black), Wink of Stella brush glitter pen (clear), Uniball Signo white opaque pen, rhinestones (Want 2 Scrap - black), Spellbinders (Petite Ovals Large & Small), Lawn Fawn dies (Hearts), Stampendous embossing powder (Opaque White)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #13 - Funky, Fancy, Fabulous Card Folds
Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers
Divas By Design - Rubber Stamps Only
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Two Hearts with Red and/or Pink
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #20 - Red, White and Pink
Going Gray With Scrap Creations - Valentine's Day
Clear it Out Challenge - Theme:  Reds, Stash:  Your Choice (I used old stamps - Unity & SU and rhinestones)
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please come back soon.


11 comments:

Gregg and Cynthia Winchester said...

So very cute.:)

Karen Letchworth said...

I love this, Stephanie. I really need to learn some of these cool techniques. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing in our Color Challenge this month.
Karen
V's Sweet Ideas

Karen Letchworth said...

I love this, Stephanie. I really need to learn some of these cool techniques. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing in our Color Challenge this month.
Karen
V's Sweet Ideas

Dawn C said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this time x

Natalie said...

Ohhh! This is so sweet, what a great fold technique! I'm sure your husband loved it!

G-ma said...

Love your card, and I love the fold. Hope to try the new fold sometime in the future. Thank you for playing with us in challenge at SBC

Carolyn
SBC DT

ladynurse4 said...

This is a very nice masculine card. I love the attention to detail with the glittering and faux stitching.
Barbara
SBC DT

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Cindy said...

Very cool card fold! Beautiful! I'm going to have to check out how to make one :-) Thanks for playing along with us at SBC.

Joddie Rae Samuelson said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for playing with us in challenge at SBC :-)
Joddie
SBC DT

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

I so love your cards. Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at SBC! ~ Marilyn

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