Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CADB-Valentine's Day Card with a sketch

Hi all and welcome back to the Card A Day Blog followers that followed over from the blog. Well the 1st card of the New Year, I am glad to be sharing it with the Card A Day Blog.
It's Valentines Day week at the blog, so this was perfect timing to create a card for my husband.

The card came from a sketch that is the challenge this week at Mojo Monday-The Blog it just seem like a great sketch to do a card with, I think I did a fair job getting close to the sketch:

I made this in mind for my husband to give to him on Valentines Day. After the fantastic Christmas that I had with him the love is overflowing at the moment and what a great time to do a card with all those feelings bubbling up.
What made this such a fun and interesting card to do was the black background paper that I wanted to use. This began as a 12 X 12 piece of scrapbook paper and I wanted the corner of it with all the writing and to have that word  Love emphasized from the paper so I did a fussy cut. Are you familiar with a fussy cut?

Now fussy cut is a term I learned when I was a quilter and it meant to specifically cut an item for what you want it for = fussy cut. So with the large piece of paper I just wanted the corner and fussy cut it to the right size. Boy those quilting tools really came in handy for this.
So now I have my main piece paper and I want to work around the large love in it and still follow the sketch so at this point I'm working piece by piece while measuring the sketch too, to get it all to work:

So here is the recipe for the card:
Cardstock: Red card base-The Paper Co.
Purple cardstock was from a scrap laying on the desk and it just fit with the card
Patterned paper: Black-ATD Occasions & Celebrations pad, Red-I think from DCWV Christmas pack
Stamps: Above Rubies pack received free with a DVD purchase
Ink:SU Basic Black
Punches: SU punch corner small ticket
Purple heart came from a Studio112 pack that I received in a swap
Brad: The red heart Creative Imaginations pack poppedup with (2) 1/8" Glue dots (eksuccess)
Stickles: Xmas Red
Adhesive: ATG & Scotch Scrapbooker's glue, Kokuyo Tape N Roller repositionable for the heart while putting the other elements together before permanently apply it

I have added this card to the following challenges:
Of course MojoMonday it was their sketch used

Give fussy cutting a try if you haven't done it before it is alot of fun to do, till next time....


  1. Thanks for the great description of fussy cutting! I knew quilting would come in handy! Great tutorial ~ thanks for sharing!

  2. What a lovely valentine. Thank you for walking us through it. Tutorials always inspire me to try something new.

  3. You did a beautiful job on your card, Tina. Your husband is going to love it. I've used sketches from Mojo Monday too.

  4. Beautiful use of the sketch, Tina! Hubby is just going to love it, I'm sure!!

  5. Beautiful card, Tina and great use of the sketch. Love the background paper you used on this card.

  6. What a beautiful card, Tina. I LOVE the glittery heart. :) And fab take on the sketch.

    Thank you for dropping by my blog!