Monday, January 30, 2012

You + Me= ♥

     Well get a load of these two!  He stole that kiss before he ever gave her the flowers!  LOL
     Our theme this week at The Kraft Journal is "So Romantic".  The big V-day is fast approaching so I'm sure you'll all have something you can join in the challenge with.  Just make sure it has kraft paper of a Kraft Outlet product on it and your in like Flynn!
     For my card I started with a base of Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  I matted with some Bazzill and some digital papers that were a gift from my buddy Jan.  The image was colored with Copics and I tried my hand at the "outside the die cut" technique.  It turned out pretty good.  I don't think you can even tell where I had to cut in.
     Anyway, the fish tail banner and sentiment are more of the light Kraft.  I put some eyelets in the end of the sentiment and tied it to the smaller mat with some Red Baker's Twine.
     For the inside of the card I added two mats and then trimmed a Small Glassine Bag with some postage stamp decorative edge scissors to make a tag pocket.  I then wrapped some more red twine around the bag.

     The tag was cut from Light Kraft after I printed the cute little heart digi on it.  It's colored with Copics too and highlighted with a white gel pen.  The finishing touch was a small piece of red 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market seam binding tied through the tag top.

     Hope you'll come join in our fun this week.  It's the perfect excuse to make a Valentine card for somebody you love.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Paper Creations Ink--love/romance
Stamps R Us--Valentine/love
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge--hearts
The Shabby Tea Room--love is in the air + mail or postage element
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Poodles Parlour--Valentine/love
Corrosive Challenges--I {heart} you
Creative Inspiration Paint--inspired by someone special
Penny Black and More--love and hearts
The Crafty Pad--Valentine/Anniversary love
Allsorts--one or more hearts
Di's Digis Designs--Valentines
Mark's Finest Papers--at least 4 layers
One Stop Craft--stitching real or faux
Simply Create Too--love is in the air
Wags 'n Whiskers--Valentines/Love
Aud Sentiments--use the word love
Crafty Purple Frog--Valentines Dau/show us some love
Craft Room Challenge--Valentines
Oldie But a Goodie--have a heart (both rubberstamps over six months old as well as several of the embellishments and the digi stamp)

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Red Baker's Twine
Glassine Bag
7 Gypsies Gypsy Market seam binding

Other Supplies

Papers:  Jazzy Patterns "Romantic Adventure" digital papers from MyGrafico, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Make it Crafty " Geeky Love", Michaels Dollar bin Love rubber stamp, Claudia & Company "Heart Swirls" by John Grutta
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Making Memories eyelet setter, Crop-a-dile, unknown 1/2" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, Michaels postage stamp deco edge scissors
Miscellaneous:  Cotton Candy and Diamond Stickles, Recollections pearls and eyelets


Larisa said...

it is so sweet! Great colouring!))) Love this Valentine card! Great job!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cutie pie Valentine, Tracy! That image just makes me smile, and what fabulous coloring. Love the "outside the die cut" technique you used, and love the inside with the glassine bag and tag. Such a fabulous sentiment treatment, too. :)

Marie Gamber said...

This is just so adorable! Your coloring is mega fantastic!
Marie XX

NickelNook said...

Awww...Just the cutest card ever! Love the fun image! Really like what you did on the inside too! Fabulous idea! :o)

craft-roomjulia said...

A really fun Valentines card, soo very sweet. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

Lisa M said...

Dadgum...I REALLY like this card with the beautiful layout, very nice faux stitching and the WOW sentiment tags "thingy" you've created here. Pretty sure that's not the official terminology, but you get the gist. :D

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Ira said...

Such a darling Valentine's card Tracy! Cute image, fab colouring, great LO! The little envelope is such a nice touch! Hugs, Ira x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts & Oldie But A goodie challenges, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kym Weber said...

Saw your sweet card at MIM! Adorable image and colored so beautifully! Very pretty papers! Love the sentiment - so perfect!

Pat Garvin said...

Great lay out. Cute image. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

heidy said...

OMG Tracy,Love it,it's so cute and gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OMGosh Tracy! What a cute & fun card you've made. Love it! Love all of the various techniques you used like the glassine pocket & the Baker's Twine & the postage stamp heart. Also love the "outside the die cut" technique. A lot going on & I love it all. Great job!
Huggies ~

angelwhispers said...

Tracy this is just fab I love the main image and your colouring but the little tag stamp is just divine! Love it Chanelle xxx

Fiona said...

wow Tracy...fabulous, I have to make a lovey one and you have given me some inspiration!!


~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, what a fun image!! Like the layout! Like the tag as well inside!! Fun idea!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!

Karen Hasheck said...

Awesome cards for our Love/Romance challenge! Thanks for sharing them with us at Paper Creations Ink!

DesignerDiva said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, I have this image but not had chance to play with it yet! Fab colouring Hunny
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Sammibug said...

Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for playing in our Love And Romance challenge at Paper Creations Ink. ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer for Paper Creations Ink.

Ellie said...

How cute! Love that stamp and your colors.
So happy you played along at penny black and more!

sara said...

gorgeous card love the tag on the inside too thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Cindy said...

OMG GORGEOUS job!I LOVE the great details,JUST ADORABLE!!!Have a SUPER day!:)

Ros said...

Beautiful beautiful cards ... I love the tag card ... so simple but so beautifully done ... and you never cease to amaze me with your colouring skills ... wow!

Maria said...

Such a beautiful tag card, I love the red with the kraft, and the image is so cute. Good luck, and thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Linda R said...

That kissing couple is so cute. I just had to smile when I saw it! Love both your projects here my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Dragonlady said...

Love both your creations - card and tag. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Tracy and a lovely image!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Debbie said...

Tracy I don't even know where to begin saying how much I love this card, it is absolutly beyond words cute as cute can be. OMG!!! LOVE IT!!!


Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is amazing, Tracy! Your coloring is beautiful and I love all of the wonderful touches you used like the twine and the faux stitching! Super job!

Karen said...

Oh now I just love this one so very much! I'm loving the kraft with the red and white - very effective!

Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
them on Make It Monday.xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow this is so cool! I love the velum inside and the too cute tag! Thank you so much for sharing and playing along with us at The Craft Pad :)

Wilma Z said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Tammy said...

WOW Tracy your Valentine is awesome!! Such a sweet image and love the inside! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)

Jacq said...

Hi Tracy,
Oh My Goodness this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the fabulous image, the dps, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the little tag is darling. Coloured to perfection. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Nicola said...

Amazing creation Tracy, love the image and that gorgeous tag, so many beautiful details!
Thanks for entering our Hearts challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck
Hugs Nicola xxx

Shelly said...

Great Valentine's card, love the fun image and the teg detail! thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly x

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

laney said...

wow super card Tracey!!
Thanks for joining us at OSCC this time would love to see you next time too

Dorcas said...

Oh this is too cute!!

Designing with Debbie said...

I love these mushy cards, they are so cute. The tag was a nice touch. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super sweet card Tracy! Love that adorable image and your coloring and that cute little postage stamp!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome card!! So adorable!

Kathy said...

This is beautiful. Your coloring is always amazing. Really like the little bag inside, too, fun touch. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge blog!

Kianel said...

Very cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
Good luck!
Love from France, Kianel.

hazel said...

A fabulous card, the image is great. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Ellen said...

Your card is so sweet! I love that darling image.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx