Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Just add hearts!

Well I have been thinking about all things Valentine's with it being February and all and then the lovely girls at Just Add Ink have come up with a super challenge for the week called "Just add hearts!" What a great idea. This is my contribution:

I wanted to go for something a bit masculine so started on the basic black and I have done a bit of tearing and distressing edges and scrunching the little circle to give it that kind of worn in look... I never really considered the stamp set Always to be a Valentines day set but the sentiments are really sweet for the special man in your life. This one says 'always on my mind-forever in my heart.' There is another one that says 'You mean everything to me' - also a delightful sentiment for your valentine!
Stamp set: Always
Cardstock: Basic black, Kiwi kiss, Whisper white
Ink: Whisper white craft, Kiwi kiss
Accessories: Kiwi kiss satin ribbon and jumbo grommets (Summer mini catalogue)
You can always take the whisper white ink up a notch by heat embossing it to really make it stand out.
Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire


Danielle Daws said...

Wow - that heart looks amazing on Kiwi Kiss! A great idea for a more masculine card - I love how you've used the grommet. Thanks for playing!

Anonymous said...

What a great Masculine the way you have done the grommet & ribbon. Love this Stamp Set too.

Anonymous said...

love your colour combo and love the grommet and ribbon.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is such a great colour combo especially for a masculine card.

sarah_j_k said...

Masculine is SO hard for me, but you've pulled it off brilliantly here!

S x

Christine Blain said...

Those colours look fantastic together, Claire. I love the use of the grommet, and ribbon, and, well, darn it, just love everything about your card!!

Amanda said...

Different, and stunning! Love your card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Claire said...

Thank you everyone for looking. It's lovely to receive your feedback. I am finding these challenges to be great inspiration!

kirstyj said...

another great entry claire. ur work is gorgeous!

Louise said...

This is lovely, great colours for a male card. The grommet and ribbon look fab