Thursday, January 26, 2012

I LOVE love

I LOVE love, don't you? I love my husband, my children, my parents, my siblings and their families, my in-laws, my church family, my friends... and the list goes on and on. I made this card for someone special... someone who I admire and love. But since I haven't given this card to them yet, I'm not going to say who it's for until the time is right. I guess you'll have to come back to find out who the lucky person was, won't you? hehe!

When I saw the sketch at CardPatterns I just knew I had to use it.

Current Sketch

Here's my take on it:

I was so happy to be able to use the red mini roses that I've had for awhile.  That's the first thing I thought of using when I saw the sketch.  I used paper from the Le Tres Chic stack from DCWV which I got from my local Michael's store.

I used some deep red ribbon for the bow, tied a narrow strip of toole to the pearl heart button and glued them onto the rest of the card.  I love finding pretty buttons to put onto my cards.   

I wanted to add a tiny butterfly to the card so I punched one out of light pink paper and put a little glitter glue on it to make is sparkle.  After the glue dried I bent the wings up and out with my fingertips and adhered it to the card.

I added some pearls to the centers of the mini roses to add that last extra little touch.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  In fact, I have some exciting news that I can't share with you quite yet... so there's yet another reason to keep coming back!  hehe!

What's in it:
The "love" stamp, tag punch and linen thread are from Stampin' Up!
Dies used: Spellbinders circles and scalloped circles
Embellishments: Red mini roses from Taylored Expressions, adhesive pearls from Michael's, toole and lace are from my stash, 

Other challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!
Just us Girls: Red, Pink & white 
The Pink Elephant: photo inspiration
Papertake Weekly: Happy Hightlights
Sugar Creek Hallow: Go girly
The Paper Players: CAS & tag
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes
PaperCrafting Journey: Floral
There She Goes: Love is in the Air
Creative Inspirations: anything goes


Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the bow and roses!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh this is amazingly beautiful!

Lesley said...

Wow, unreal card!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Mynnette said...

Oh my word, look at all those fibers and ribbons! This is just stunning! :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Liva said...

What an adorable card!
Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's challenge this week.
Lots of love,
Liva ❤

Joy said...

Oh this is truly stunning, I love all the added features to this card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous, love the ribbons, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop challenges this week, hugs, martina

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is really pretty Nancy! So romantic & feminine!

Linda said...

This is so pretty. It reminds me of the fancy candy boxes sold at Valentine's time. Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop this week. **Linda

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Beautiful, elegant card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Anonymous said...

oh wow such a stunning card
Stopping by to invite to visit Link Up for Pink's new website:
We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

Vicki said...

This is stunning, Nancy! Love the rich red color.

Annemaritta said...

Nancy, Oh this is strong and cute with ribbons and lace. :)

It's really nice to have you joining us at Digi Doodle Shop for our challenge #92 "Anything Goes". Join us again next week.

Vicki said...

This is stunning, Nancy! Love the rich red color.

Splashbunny said...

Very nice take on the sketch.
Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Floral challenge. Hope to see for our next challenge!

Mona Evy said...

A wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and thanks for joining creative this week and good luck

alethea said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our floral challenge!! Hugsxx