Saturday, January 29, 2011

Speedy's Challenge #40, Valentine!

Hello, it's time for a challenge from Speedy the Cat's Friends! This weeks challenge is to make a Valentine card!

Upload your Valentine to the Mark's Finest Paper Blog, by Friday February 4th at 3:00pm, and your will be entered to win a FREE stamp set. The is one set drawn for every 50 entires! Use Mark's Finest Papers stamps, and you will be entered twice! You may enter as often as you like!

I decided to make my Valentine a little more masculine. When I looked at the birch trees, from Stinky Situation, I thought of the hearts & initials you often see carved in trees, so that's the look I was going for.

I punched some hearts from sticky notes with a fiskars heart punch. I positioned them on white cardstock and stamped the birch trees over them. Then I removed the sticky note hearts and used a fine tip marker to outline the hearts. The sentiment stamped in each heart is from the Hearts, Hearts, Hearts set. I also coloured very lightly between the trees with a copic BG10.

The card base is black. The next layer is cherry cobbler, crumpled, edges distressed and sponged. I also ran my ink pad over the whole piece to dirty it up.

I covered a chipboard heart with the red and sponged it. It's tied on with faux leather.

Have a Great Day!
Laurie

5 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome job on today's challenge! Love it.

Joanne (jojot) said...

I just LOVE the hearts on the trees...such a very clever idea....and yep, says V'day to me.....

redwasher1 said...

I love the hearts!!! Gorgeous card!!!

Elborgi said...

wonderful card
Elma

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

REAlly love the distressed appearance....this would be great for a man. But if it was sent to me....I would love it too....haha turned out beautiful!