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Sunday, January 25, 2015

CAS valentine adventure

Although I don't usually send many valentine cards, I wanted to make one for a male friend who's had kind of a tough year.  It needed to be clean and simple, and I expected it to qualify at The Pink Elephant and The Card Concept (because I love my friends) as well as CASology (friend theme) and Addicted to Stamps and More! (holiday theme).  I was inspired by the photo at Just Us Girls, especially the colors (except for the pink bits) and I intended to have a single red heart with a small sentiment as the focal point.  I also planned to use it as the shoebox swap card at my upline's team meeting, so everything needed to be currently available from Stampin' Up!®.  Imagine my surprise (and shock!) when I realized that I still don't own the Sweetheart punch!  I will correct that with my next order, but meanwhile I replaced the planned heart with a bow:
stamp set - none! (oh, Teeny Tiny Wishes on the inside); card stock - Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White; punch - Bow Builder; Big Shot with Happy Heart embossing folder
It may not still qualify at all of the challenges, since the purpose isn't obvious with the sentiment on the inside, but it qualifies at Pile It On, as it does still have hearts.


9 comments:

Dana said...

Sweet card, i'm sure your friend will enjoy it!! I love the heart background!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More

Karen Mead said...

Love your beautiful card - all those little hearts in the background look gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM:) xx

Nancy said...

This card is Perfect and classy too. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls this week and we hope you will join us again soon!

Joyce said...

Yummy, gorgeous white space loaded with hearts. Single focal point--your dramatic red bow tie. I'd say this qualifies in spades for CASology this week, and makes a marvelous card for a male friend. Thanks so much for playing along this week.

Rahmat said...

CAS beauty it is. thanks for joining us at ATSM.

:: BlueInks :: said...

The simplicity of the embossing is perfect on this card and oh that bow! Fun card.

Judy Woodland said...

Gorgeous clean and simple card. I just got that bow punch - so much fun. I love this card! Great take on the challenge, thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous CAS design...love that embossed background and the red bow tie is just perfect, Kathe! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

artful-notions said...

Oh so sweet with that classy bow! It shines in the midst of all those hearts!