Thursday, February 7, 2013

I Heart You



Thursday morning. Sleet. Snow later. Can't go anywhere. Must craft! What a dream day! I'm taking Geri's advice and skipping the deep cleaning this week, and will get to it next week. It's not like I don't have time...And besides, I'd rather play in my craft room. Come on now, so would you. There's just something about paper and tape runners and all the accoutrement that goes into the craft. When that idea hits, when you see the card in your head and step by step it just appears between your hands, when all other thoughts disappear, except this small creation...well, you know what I'm talking about! It's a good day to stay in and play! I have a card that I made for three challenges. Could be a first for me. Can't seem to remember if I've managed three before or not....Anyway... There's a new kid in town. CAS on Sunday, and I thought I might give it a try. You should too. Looks like a fun place to play. Next, I'm playing over at Unscripted Sketches. The sketch this week is awesome, and I might just use it over and over again. And finally, because I actually made this card in 8.12 minutes, I'm going to go and play over at the 10 Minute Craft Dash. Both the 10MCD and CASOS have "hearts"--use hearts in your design, and my hearts fit perfectly with US196 as well. Click on the links in this post and head on over to each blog. The cards found there will make you do the happy dance, I promise!


CAS on Sunday
SK 165 US 196
cd_11

So. In just over eight minutes, I was able to use the sketch from US to create this:


Oh so darn easy! If you plan to play at the 10MCD, you are allowed to have your card base and all your supplies ready. Which I did. I used my cricut and cut the three rectangles out of the red cardstock. Trimmed the red section to 51/4 x 4". I next trimmed a scrap of black to fit behind, and to use for the sentiment strip. Stamped the sentiment, and attached both black sections. Placed my heart stickers and the black bling. Et voila! Done! Just like downtown! SU white cardstock. The red and black cardstock are probably from Bazzill, but I can't be sure. The stickers are from Recollections, the bling is from Want2scrap (shout out here to Sharon from My Paper Playground for having the most perfect little black blings!), Avacado Arts sentiment from Sweet Treats Sweetie set, and Stampabilities white ink. So there you have it. Now, go forth and do a happy dance, then create...

12 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love this rich, dramatic valentine - great take on the sketch. As for the rest - there's something about February - I'm watching Downton Abbey episodes each day (during the day - I NEVER watch tv during the day!) Enjoy the storm - we're bracing for it too!

Hannelie said...

Thanks for directing me to this new CAS blog Bev... gotto love all the new CAS challenge blogs popping up!
That shade of red is FAB! Love your card!

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - love the rich red here! Thanks for playing at US!

Geri said...

Oh yeah...you rocked this US sketch with these dynamic colors! The three brads in the top right hand corner totally balance the design elements on the left! Great eye Bev! So glad that you took my advice to leave the cleaning 'for another day' because you created a stunner!

keren said...

You are an amazing speed crafter. I'd still be thinking about what to make!!
Love the valentines card. I agree- stuff the deep clean!!

Mariken said...

What a lovely card yo've made!
Thank you for joining the Challenge CAS on Sunday!
Mariken.

mypapercraftworld said...

So dramatic, Bev ... the bling hearts are amazing against the strong dark background! I agree too ... there'll always be another day for cleaning, but as you aptly put it, sometimes you just have to craft ... sooo well prioritised! Anita :)

Paulina said...

This card is so lovely! I really like the dramatic contrast of the black and red- it's so striking!

Great job on all of these challenges, Bev. Thank you for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash! I hope you'll be able to join in again on the fun!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Why do anything productive like housework or laundry when there is crafting to do?

This is an awesome card, and you used all of the challenges so seamlessly. The graphic colour combo really works well with the theme! Thanks so much for playing along with the Craft Dash... I hope we see you again!

dstandard said...

This is just wonderful! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Janneke de Jong said...

Thank you for joining us at CAS in Sunday.
Your card is amazing!

Sindhu said...

This is an adorable card. You can never go wrong with this colour combination. Looks very elegant..
Thanks so much for playing along 10 min craft dash with us. We hope you join us again..