Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Texture and Hearts

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love to see all the new Valentine's Day themed products out.  The hearts, the glitter, the sweet sentiments, and all the girl-y touches.  It just makes my heart happy {smile}.  
So, when I saw the new color challenge from Nacho Average Challenge, I knew I wanted to make a Valentine's Day card.  
Here are this weeks colors:

Here is what I did:

Stampin' Up! has come out with some new and wonderful products, and I  have used some of them.  The card base is pool party cardstock.  I just love this shade of blue.  It's soft, has a bit of green in it, and just so pretty!  I then added a matt made from the new Core'dinations cardstock in pool party.  This new texture paper has a white core, so when you sand it, the white core is revealed, and gives such a pretty contrast.  I used some of the new Designer Series Paper (pattern paper), too!  This collection is called More Amore DSP.  I just love the colors and the patterns.  I matted the tiny heart paper onto some real red cardstock.  Then I layered some of this beautiful double heart paper onto some primrose petal card stock.  I added an embossed heart, made with real red cardstock and the Fashionable Hearts embosslit.  The banner piece I made myself.  I cut a piece of very vanilla cardstock to 1/2" width, and stamped my sentiment in basic grey classic ink.  I used a square punch to flag the end.  Matted this sentiment piece onto some primrose petal card stock.  Then I layered a pool party decorative button from the Artisan Embellishment kit.  I used some plain white bakers twine to tie the bow through the button.  I wanted to add a feminine touch, so I added some of the pearl jewels to opposite corners.
This card was quick and easy to put together.  Stampin' Up! makes it simple.  There is a color chart with each pattern paper collection (DSP) that lets you know which colors of solid cardstock will cordinate with each collection.  All you need to do, is add your own personal style {smile}.
Please join us this week @ Nacho Average Challenge.  As we would love to see what you create with this week's color challenge!

Happy Crafting! hugs, Sharon W.

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