Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Countdown: Day 13

As promised, here’s the second “made to order” Valentine.  It is a trifold card, as well, but more traditional in color and message.  When you see my husband’s Valentine gift I post tomorrow, you’ll see that working on this card inspired what I created as a gift for him.  See if you’re inspired, too!
BLOG_ValentineCountdown_Day13A This one is a 5” x 7” card in traditional red, black, and white, and trimmed with gold for a little sparkle.  It’s pretty simple in sentiment and design.
Hope you like it!
CARDSTOCK: Base: Real Red textured (SU!); Mats: metallic gold cardstock (Wassau), and Basic Black textured (SU!); Images: Whisper White
STAMPS: CARD: Love You Much (SU!), Full of Life (SU!), Flourish clear stamp(Inkadinkado)
INK: Basic Black (SU!), Versamark (Tsukineko)
ACCESSORIES: Acrylic block, Detail gold embossing powder (Stampendous), heat gun, Stamp positioner (Stamp-a-ma-jig), Real red and basic black markers (SU!), Heart to Heart punch (SU!), Gold Metallic pen (Uniball Gel Impact), hearts printed ribbon (Michaels), Magnetic Snaps (Basic Grey), Rotary trimmer with straight straight blade (Fiskars), redline double-sided adhesive, ATG with ¼” adhesive (Scotch).
BASE CARD:  Cut a piece of red cardstock to measure 10” x 7”, and score it in the middle at 5”.  Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 7” x 3”, score it lengthwise down the middle at 1 1/2”.  Fold each card on the score lines, then adhere the black to the red to make a tri-fold card.  Cut a strip of gold cardstock 7” x 1” and mount it the front of the black pBLOG_ValentineCountdown_Day13Banel.  Mount the ribbon on top of the gold mat.
FRONT IMAGE: Cut rectangles: gold measuring 3.25” x 3”, black measuring 2.75” x 2.5”, and white 2.5” x 2.5”.  Stamp the image in black ink on the white paper.  Color the letters with the red marker, and the flower with the gold pen.  Punch a heart from gold paper and mount it in the middle of the O.
INSIDE IMAGE: Cut white cardstock measuring 6.75 x 4.75”.  Using the acrylic block and flourish stamp, stamp the flourish in Versamark ink, and emboss it using the gold embossing powder and heat gun. 

Apply black dye ink to the stamp, and stamp it on the stamp positioner clear sheet using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Clean the stamp; then ink the word “LOVE” using the red dye ink marker, and the remaining words using the black marker. Position the clear sheet with the Stamp-a-ma-jig over the white layer to place the sentiment under the flourish, then remove the sheet, and stamp the image.

Punch hearts from red paper, and adhere them to the flourish.

FINAL CARD ASSEMBLY:  Mount the white sentiment inside the card, and attach the magnets to the inside of the black flap and the front of the card as a closure.  Hint: The adhesive on the back of the magnets was not too strong – I peeled it off and used tiny squares of redline adhesive instead.

Note – a photo would look great on the inside of the front panel as an extra special touch.

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check back tomorrow for the last, special Valentine in the countdown!


Belle said...

Traditional, charming, and extra special! The red and black make quite a show with the golden accents. The enchanting decoration accenting the interior message brings to mind the beauty of butterflies (hearts) on a fragrant flower. This is such a perfect card!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful and very beautiful creation!


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