Monday, January 16, 2012

It Don't Mean a Thing...

... if it ain't got that bling! Which is difficult when doing cards for sons, husbands, etc. That's where I am now. How to give a card enough oomph without it going girly? That's a bit of a challenge. Especially since Valentine's is, basically, girly.

So, finding this sketch gave me a case of the happies. I think it's just what I needed to turn out a masculine-enough card that's still all about V-Day. I used some red Stickles to bling up the 'flower'.

... and here's the sketch:

It's from Iwona Palomountains's Sketchbook Saturday challenge.
It's also for:
One Stop Craft Challenge - On the Spot and Ribbon
The Pink Elephant - Favorite color combo - In winter, I love red, white, and black!
Paper Issues - All We Need Is Love
Paper Sundaes - Choose your favorite challenge from the past. I'm going with #90, favorite colors.

The recipe:
All images are Verve, all paper is Echo Park - Yours Truly. Scallop die is MFT. Label die is also Verve. Picked up the seam binding on Etsy.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate your taking the time. I hope you've had a lovely weekend!


  1. Oh, that's lovely! Perfect mix of masculine motifs with just enough of the frilly stuff too :) Great card!

  2. Lovely card! That Verve label is gorgeous and I love your phrase that seeing the sketch gave you the happies :) Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Paper Issues, we're so glad you joined in the fun! :)

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for linking up with us at Paper Issues!

  4. Such a pretty card! I especially love the way you did the scallops on the bottom. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun over at Paper Issues!! :)