It's a beautiful Sunday morning here in Colorado. We are finally at temperatures on the plus side of the thermometer. We have had a very cold week but it's nice to see the sun shining again.
I hope you and yours are staying warm in this frigid weather.
Thanks for stopping by, for today's project I wanted to work on a Valentine's Day card for my husband but I didn't want to it to be frilly, girly or full of hearts. I sort of wanted to "Man" it up some.
It's always tough to do masculine theme cards (at least for me) and I wanted to give you a bit of a tutorial for this one.
I went with a Tim Holtz style for this because I just love the grunge look.
I am entering this card into a few challenges too.
Frilly and Funky - They are challenging us to do a Valentine card with no hearts
Simon Says Stamp Monday's - Love Notes
I used Dark Blue and patterned card stock for my background
I grunted up the cream patterned card stock with my distress tool and edged it with Archival Ink
I then used Tim Holtz movers and shapers die and burgundy card stock to create my globe. I used Tim's warehouse district stamp set (the map) and also archival ink to stamp onto my globe and emboss. I went with Wendy Vecchi's potting soil color. I love, love, love this color
For my background I used stencils and archival ink to decorate
I used Tim's Stampers Anonymous Classic #6 set for the border (stamped and embossed) and colored with distress ink and a water brush
I then cut it out and added it to the top
I cut the XO out of Tim's strip die (Stacked Love) and then stamped onto it and embossed
I also cut the letters out of black card stock and Tim's two strip dies
Vintage Marketplace and Typeset
Here is a photo of my finished card
I added the XO with a brad at the top of the card
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial today
Have a wonderful day! Thanks again for stopping by