Friday, February 12, 2016

My Only Valentines Card

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Here in the Antipodes we do not have the emphasis on Valentines that other parts of the world do, so I only make one card - for my dear husband.


I also 'taught' this one at card class this month.
I started by masking the card and sponging the circle in Barn Door DI.


The heart was a Marianne Die which I cut and embossed, then added the one rhinestone after mounting it on foam dots.


The sentiment was stamped using a now discontinued stamp from Layers of Color, and the strip of stripped washi tape finished the card.

I am linking this to:
Three stripes, three words, three layers on the feature, ink, die cut and rhinestone.



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30 comments:

MaryH said...

You may only make _one_ Valentine, but you sure aced it with this one. Love the CAS but sparkling design, Your sponging and blending is just so smooth & perfectly done. Looks smashing with the embossed white heart, and that one gleaming jewel. Love the trio of stripes as a border. TFS & Happy Valentines D.

jimlynn said...

One card is all you need when it's this pretty! Lovely card and that's a beautiful heart.
Lynn

Hetty said...

What a lovely card and the one is the most important!
Thank you so much for all your comments on my craftchaos blog.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed card. You only need one..xx..enjoy your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Gerrina said...

Here they don't have that tradition aswell...so I try to make things with hearts that are usefull for other occaissions :)
I like the CAS-style on this one and that MD-heart-die is still one of my favorites; a beautiful card! Enjoy the weekend!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is so pretty Maxine simple, clean, yet carrying a profound message. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

Terri Burson said...

So pretty in all that glorious red! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Terri ~Skittles Design Team

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a wonderful Valentine! Love your sponged ed circle- and your embossed heart. Happy V-day- fun for you to celebrate with us!

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW I love your card. Great simple design that really speaks to me. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a lovely card for hubby Maxine. Honestly you aren't missing out on much, I think it's quite the overdone holiday and my hubby and I quit celebrating it years ago. I make him a card to show off at the office and he buys me a lovely craft item. No muss no fuss, no waiting in lines. lol. hugs :)

Furrbster said...

What a great CAS card design!
Thank you for joining in the Creative Moments challenge this fortnight.
Hugz Tinz

Lovely Linda said...

Simply lovely Maxine - I am sure Kelson loved it! The sponged circle is very effective! {{{hugs}}}

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

Hi
super cute and cool creations
Thanks for joining us at crafting for all seasons
hugs lisbeth
DT-crafting for all seasons

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!!!!!!!

Lori said...

This ua a very nice clean and simple card!

Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
Lori-DT

Ellibelle said...

A wonderful card Maxine, beautifully done!
Growing up in Europe, Valentine's Day wasn't really celebrated in my area. Now that I live in the US I bake Valentines cupcakes for my hubby :-) But we don't really do anything special. Sadly I feel like every holiday here nowadays is being so commercialized that sometimes I am glad when they are over...

Margaret said...

Simple, but elegant. Great card. Love the embossing on the heart. Hugs, Maggie

Chasing the Dream said...

Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs    
Berni,DT
audsentimentschallenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a stunning CAS card!

Billie A said...

Love the CAS look. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

creationsnz said...

A lovely, lovely card Maxine. Your spots of colour highlight the white.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a clean and simple and special card.

Fran said...

Maxine your card is very pretty. I love the elegance the CAS look gave it.
Happy belated Valentine's to you!
Hugs, Fran

Jo Ann said...

This is an awesome CAS design, Maxine! Very elegant...So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

Have a blessed week,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a lovely CAS card design Maxine. Elegant and understated. Beautiful. Hugs, Wends x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great Valentines! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Lilibet said...

Great card - Thanks for playing at The Paper Shelter. Good luck, Liz (:(|)x

Suchi said...

I am sure your hubby would have loved it! Great use of threes Maxine! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations this month! Hope you join us back! :)
Suchi - STAMPlorations DTxx

Sari / Granne said...

Fabulous CAS desing, so simple and effective, lovint those stripes. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations February challenge, hope to see you back in March.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

perfect CAS elegance! Thank you so much for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!
Lisa