Stamps: Edwin Kissing & Tilda Kissing by Magnolia. Both are available at the KL Stampin N Scrappin Store.
Paper: DP from Basic Grey Bittersweet pack. Available at the KL Stampin N Scrappin Store; Sahara Sand cardstock. Pink Pirouette cardstock; Papertrey White. Other: Kaiser pearls; pink crochet trim; CB swiss dot embossing folder; nesties; Dazzling Diamonds glitter from SU! Measures 5.25" sq
It's Friday!! And (most) Fridays= Bloggers' Challenge day! Today's theme is Valentine.
I have made only 2 other cards with these kissing stamps. A Christmas/mistletoe one and another valentine...neither did I love. But I love the stamps. So I thought I would give it one last go for my last Valentine's card. I used a sketch provided by Cheryl Rowley. You know that I don't like to bore you with a step by step process of how I made a card, but I do want to point out that Tilda's dress and Edwin's vest are paper pieced. Also the base cardstock is Sahara Sand not gray. But it looks very gray in the pic. For those of you that do not speak in SU! colors Sahara sand is a unique color...kind of taupe-ish-gray...? Also, I am back to trying to sew on my cards. I used pink thread. It didn't seem to make too much of an impact though. But my lines are getting straighter! You just can't see them! LOL! In general I tried to keep this simple. Lately I feel like I have gone a little overboard. Then I have embellishment (or punch...or paper) regret. You know, when it all seemed like a good idea at the time...then a week later you look at the card again and think "what on earth was I doing?!"
Speaking of which, tonight I went through swaps from the past 4-5 years. Yeah, I am not kidding....4-5 YEARS! I have probably thousands of cards. It's crazy! While going through these I found lots of really nice "classic" cards. It was frustrating though when there were no names on the back. I put my "hallmark" on everything! So be sure you do too. I came across many a card that I made. Some from several years ago. Some from this past year. And I had many "what on earth was I doing?!" moments! LOL! Some of those cards are on this blog...YIKES! Should I go back and edit and delete? Nah...you can't change history...only improve the future. right? Just don't go back and look, ok?! hahahaha
Just like fashion, card making goes through fads. Some stick. Others...not so much. For example: Does anyone remember when we were embossing (or not) soda can tabs and using them on our cards as embellishments? I came across a pile of those...I remember doing that swap. Um, that was all fine and dandy, but you can imagine the people, who are NOT paper crafters, that we sent these cards too and what they were thinking? "what a lovely card from Kerry....is that a soda tab on there?" LOL! All right, I know that you are dying for a good chuckle so I will include a scan of that card. (according to the properties of the scan this was October 2004). Notice I even had some Magic Mesh on there?! Those were my watercolor pencil days. I have spent so much money on different coloring tools! I remember I was SO PROUD of this card. :P But if you notice, my style is really the same. Evolved a bit. (hopefully) But I have always liked cutesy images. I always go towards pinks and browns. Has your style changed drastically? What are your older cards like? Are you willing to share them on your blog? Leave me a link in the comments section if you do.
Have a Happy Valentine's Weekend!