Feb 13, 2009

Friday the 13th and Love Story

What do these two Movie titles have in common?  Nothing really unless you realize that it's Friday the 13th and the Bloggers Challenge Theme for this week is Valentines/Love and the fact that my sense of humor is rather odd.  I'm actually featuring 2 cards today for this challenge. 
 My first card is one that we did last month at my January Stamp Club meeting.  I was inspired by a card that I found on SCS here - Thanks for the inspiration.  My card base is Old Olive layere with Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Tart DP (I love that paper).  I stamped the hearts twice.  Once with Cameo Coral ink and once with Rose Red ink.  I cut them both out and layered they on Pretty in Pink and Old Olive cs.  The Rose heart was raised up using foam mounting tape.  I stamped the small heart/circle with Kiwi Kiss ink and punched it out with 1/2" circle punch and mounted it over the (o) in the word Love with foam mounting tape.  I used Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla  ribbon, slot punch and 3 Rose brads to complete the card.  Really simple card but looks very elegant. 
 For my 2nd card I found my inspiration from a card done by Nancy Young.  I went with a Brown/Pink color scheme because I wanted to use some of the new Chocolate Box Core'dinations card stock that I bought.  My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with Pretty in Pink that I stamped with the small heart from the Cheep Talk stamp set in Pretty in Pink ink.  The sentiment is from retired SU set All Year Cheer2 and was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.  I pierced around the edges with the piercing tool.  Then I ran a piece of the Chocolate Core'dinations card through the Cuttlebug with the Hearts embossing folder and lightly sanded it till the pink core showed through.  Next up I punch out the back side of the same card stock (see how bright pink it looks but when sanded looks pale pink) with a Labels 1 Nestabilities Die.  I added some Pretty in Pink Striped ribbon. Some Flower Fusion flowers in Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette.  The leaves are from a flower punch (Spring Flowers - retired) and punched in Gable Green card stock.  I added a pink heart brad (Queen and Company) to complete the card. 
Don't forget to check out all the wonderful Valentine creations by the other members.  You can do so by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar. 
Have a safe Friday the 13th and a very Happy Valentine's Day.  Celebrate the ones you love.

21 comments:

Marcia P said...

These are beautiful Ida, I love the colours.

:) Marcia

Pat Huntoon said...

Gorgeous cards, Ida, in beautiful colors.

Lisa said...

Great cards, Ida! Love them both!

Kerry D-C said...

Ida, these are simply scrumptious! I really love the green DP with the first card. gorgeous!

MJ said...

Wow, I love that first one! Both are great. Great papers, layouts and ribbon treatments.

Robin Merriman said...

Great job on both cards Ida! They are beautiful!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love it Ida....so very adorable, and the ribbon treatment is fantastic with this design.

Basement Stamper said...

Like both of the cards a lot! Very cute!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the colors!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous cards. Don't you just love that coredinations paper. So much fun!

Barbara said...

These are BOTH just wonderful!! (Glad I don't have to choose a favorite!!) Great color choices...nice to see something that is a little non-traditional.....FABULOUS!

Elena said...

These cards are so precious, Ida! I really love the colors!
Ida, I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me very nice comments. I got an award and I want to give it to yuo too - best blog comments award! But if you don't feel like passing it around, it is okay! I understand it!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Ida! What a lovely color combination! Both cards turned out terrific! Love all of the heart balloons for Valentine's day too! :D

Connie Paxman said...

both cards equally eloquent and unique..love them.
connie paxman

Lori said...

So pretty, Ida! I love the color combination on the first card--I've had such a hard time using this Raspberry Tart paper and you make it look so easy! And I love the sanding on the embossed panel on the second card.

Patti Chesky said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I also love brown and pink together!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Both of these cards are absolutely darling!!! I love the texture and sanding on the second card and the heart shaped brad to finish it off perfectly! The double layer of the heart as main image is superb on the first card! Happy Valentine's Day!

StampingSelene said...

How beautiful! I really like the non traditional colors!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful color combinations - love the sanded Core'dinations paper!

Connie said...

Both cards are wonderful. Great job!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Pretty cards, Ida! Love the colors of the first one.