Feb 142013

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope you’ve been able to share the day with those you love and who love you.

Today I’m sharing a card I actually made yesterday so I could pop it in the mail to my parents.  (They live close enough to me that usually if I get to the post office by 4:30 in the afternoon, they get my mail the next day.)  I’d been thinking of using this stamp image on their Valentine anyway, but yesterday morning when I saw the newly released Freshly Made Sketches layout, it gave me the push to go with that idea.  The color scheme comes from this week’s challenge at ABC Challenges.  I’d been hesitating about participating in the ABC Challenge because I’d struggled with these colors in last week’s Dynamic Duos challenge.  But the colors came together almost naturally for the Medallion image this time.

I stretched the sketch out into a rectangle.  The heart element didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted.  I wanted it to have some embossed texture, but I worried that embossing would distort the heart shape.  So I embossed my red scrap of cardstock and then cut it with the die.  However, when I ran the cardstock through my Big Kick with the die, the pressure flattened the embossing!  Ooops.  So it ended up being a lot more subtle than I really wanted it to be – however, I think I like it better subtle than if it were more distinct!  It was hard to capture it in the photo but if you look closely you should be able to see it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Medallion (Stampin’ Up); So Much Love (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Real Red (SU)
Other: heart die (Sizzix); Victoria embossing folder (ProvoCraft)

9 Responses to “valentine wishes”

  1. Great card Patricia! I love how you’ve used the Medallion stamp! I didn’t even think of that! The subtle embossing on the heart looks lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Wow …. what a lovely Valentine Patricia! I love that medallion stamp and that textured heart is fab!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  3. Your card is gorgeous! Love all your embossing and how you did the sketch!

  4. The medallion makes a beautiful background! Perfect Valentine! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  5. stunning medallian in the background you did a great job on this challenge thanks for playing along at abc challenges.

  6. Wow, what a great use for the Medallion stamp, it made for a very cute Valentine! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog!

  7. It’s absolutely gorgeous Patricia! The colors were perfect for this valentine. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ‘ABC’ Challenges.

  8. Very cute card. Love the layout. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Xx Rosie

  9. Stunning! I love the graduated colour on the medallion – a perfectly CAS Valentine!

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