I decided I should finish a card that was demontrated in a card class hosted by Stampin' Up demonstrator Liz Thayer a few years ago. Its parts have been languishing in my "To Do" box for quite awhile. Of course, I have to tinker a little to make the card a bit more my own.
I added a black cardbase to add more layers and because I thought a black and red edging would look ever so much more striking than just red, plus I widened my layered edges to be more like a frame. I re-arranged my heart colors a bit, plus added rhinestones to the curlicues on the sentiment. The inside to tie-in with the front is entirely my own design, including the created verse, which I used on all my Valentines this year. I used to do a different verse on every seasonal card. . . finally the lightbulb went on after feeling way overburdened. "Why do that," I said to self. . .so obviously I stopped!
I plan to enter this into the SCS Alphabet Challenge for Letter S...no double challenge for me on this...I just couldn't quite see a hot glue design that would in any way enhance the look of my card...LOL! Hot glue reminds me of buggers to be quite blunt and honest! Didn't think hubby would appreciate that! Although, one clever lady wound yarn around her glue ball as her focal point was all about cats. . .that glue ball did work well!
I found a few other challenges it might fit into as well. Now it's time to take a peek at hubby's finished card inside and out below:
Ingredients: Stampin' Up papers: Cardstock--Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White; Pattern--*Stacked with Love Pad. SU stamp: *You Plus Me. SU Ink: Real Red. SU Punch:** Sweetheart; **Itty Bitty Accent Punches--Heart. **1/8" Taffeta Silver Edge ribbon: Red and Black. SU catalogs: *2015 Occasions/ retired. **2014-2015 Annual/ retired. SU Rhinestones. Created Verse. Size: 4-5/8" x 5-7/8".