Thursday, February 3, 2011

Celebrating love

Yes, I'm back again. I was out of town so often in December I simply couldn't get to the computer with the travel and the holiday and then January had it's own issues. During that time, however, I had time to think about a few things. I have decided to narrow down the challenges I participate in and stick with ones that really inspire me. So, I think I'm back.

Today I am sharing the Valentine card I have made for my husband. I am so happy to have it done, now if I can figure out a gift I'll be good to go. But I digress. This card was inspired by the sketch challenge going on over at Papercraft Star and the Just Us Girls challenge to make your own flower. It took both ideas to get me going on this one.

I liked the idea of simply using the word "love" as the focal point with a little extra. The flowers are the most basic kind of handmade flower - a cut swirl rolled up and glued. I added a little glitter paint to the flowers for depth and shine.

Other challenges:
Cards for Men - Valentine/Love
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes (plus optional flowers)

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamp- ,Cardstock-Stampin Up and Core'dinations, Glitter-Shimmerz, Ink-Brilliance, Embossing Powder-Stampendous, Twine-The Twinery


  1. Very elegant card Amanda and I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

  2. Grea little flowers! Love your colors, thanks for playing along with JUST US GIRLS this week.

  3. I really like your card. And I love the colours you have used. The flowers may be basic but they look stunning. Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star this week.

  4. This is wonderful Amanda! love the bakers twine and you just can't beat a rolled flower no matter that it's simple. Lovely! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Papercraft Star!

  5. Beautiful flowers! Your husband will love it!

  6. I love the twine and those gorgeous and fabulous flowers. Great color choice too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star. :)

  7. Beautiful card...Love the flowers and the way the sentiment is the main focal point....Thank you for joining in with us at Cards for Men...
    Mandy x

  8. This is such a sweet card! I love the handmade flowers you created. They are prerfect for the sketch. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star!

  9. Your flowers are so creative. Thank you for giving me a new take on making flowers.

  10. Oh i love this ! love the flowers !
    thanks for joining us at papertake weekly !
    maddy x

  11. Great flowers! Thanks for joining our Valentines/love challenge at Cards for Men.
    Hugs, Alison x

  12. Love it and great flower idea! I am going to try and make my mother's day card this year with homemade flowers... (Luckily I am starting with plenty of advance time!)