Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Simple Valentine for the PPA

Inspired by this Lady in Red? Join the Pals Paper Arts with the PPA76 Challenge. Think red, think Valentines, think elegant, think simple... just be inspired to have fun and kreate! As you can see by my interpretation, I was thinking a simple Valentine. There aren't always hours+ available to make a card LOL! So, though not always the easiest to kreate simple, I am trying to get better.
* Started with a standard Crumb Cake cardbase
* Too 'flat'? Add flecks of Soft Suede ink using your Color Spritzer for some visual interest :) I just love a good fleck
* Grab your Sponge Dauber (I always have one handy!!)- soften/distress the edges with Soft Suede ink
* Punch out a Cherry Cobbler strip using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
* As if that isn't pretty enough on its own, I just had to add some hugs and kisses details with some Linen Thread. Love it!!
* Inked up the heart in Basic Brown from the hostess lev 1 set Punch Potpourri and using Blender Pens colored in the flowers. TIP: Kreate a pool of ink in the lid of your SU pad by squeezing pad together before opening OR using your SU marker scribble a tad on any plastic case for a little pool of ink - then dip your Blender Pen and color
* Love coordinating punches - popped out the heart with the Full Heart Punch. Grab that dauber again and distress the edges. Basic Pearls are the perfect accent for each flowers center
* Layered this heart onto a Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Heart to Heart that was run through with the Big Shot
* Got Bling? Now you have it instantly with no mess with the NEW Red Glimmer Paper in the Occasions Mini. How cool is that?! Ran the Scalloped Heart to Heart thru the Big Shot and popped out a blingin' heart
* I played on again off again with the Victoria Crochet Trim, but in the end it won with some delicate Basic Pearls
* Had to highlight my 'XOXO' with the perfect sentiment Hugs&Kisses from the All Holiday set. Inked first in VersaMark and then into Cherry Cobbler, stamped and sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool.
* Layered each heart on Dimensionals for that little extra 'pop'

Thanks for stopping in for that little dose of me. I hope you liked my take on this challenge and I hope it inspires you to get your fingers inky and than drop by Mr Linky. HeHe!!!! ;) I'd love to know what ya think, if you'd take a moment to share. I love it when you do!
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Happy Kreating


Carla Bazhenow said...

I love that crossed stitching!!! Awesome idea... Your card is fabulous. Hugs,

Pam~ said...

Way to rock this photo inspiration challenge Ms. Featured Artist ... love your card!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Kim! The handstitched XOXO is so creative! Love it!

Cards by Gina said...

I absolutely adore everything about your card and am in total agreement with everyone else that your crossstitching is an incredible detail. Beautiful, as always!

TrishG said...

This is so lovely! Great hearts!!!

Patrice H said...

This is a really beautiful card!

lisa808 said...

Lovely card. Congrats on being featured artist.

Mike said...

Great job, Kim. Love the color combo and great use of the ribbon. We do love that Punch Heart don't we?

scrappingnana said...

This is really pretty. Love the stitching. TFS

Patti MacLeith said...

THANKS for playing, Kim! You are the best and so is this design!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this - amazing details! Love the little flowers on the edge of your heart! I actually bought the spritzer thingy becaus of you and Ann Schach - now I just need to use it!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful card - love the crumb cake base and the colors you used. Everything goes together so effortlessly!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Beautiful card!! Love how you cross-stitched the XO's. The little pearls on the lace look pretty too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michele said...

Just beautiful and very creative.