Sunday, January 29, 2012

Clean and Simple Valentine

My dear friend, Ashley, asked if I would make a Clean and Simple Valentine for her Sunday challenge that she features on her blog: The Glamorous Side of Scrapping.

"Would" is never a problem when it comes to my friend, Ashley ... I'm happy to help!

The question is more like, "could" I make something clean and simple.

I tend to "over-do" everything. Ask my hubby! 

So here is a card that I made in less than 5 minutes.
The heart, wings and arrow were cut using a Sizzix die with all three images on it. I cut the paper to size from scraps I (literally!) had lying around, and laid them on top of the die. One pass of the die through my Sizzix Big Kick was all I needed.
The card is an ivory pre-made. I arranged the pieces on it as I wished. The only change I made to what the die cut was that I used an X-acto knife to cut semi-circles where the arrow pierced the heart, and threaded the arrow through the cuts.  I taped the wings in place to the back of the heart, and glued the heart in place, leaving the wings loose to flutter.

I stamped the sentiment, and used a red gel pen for the faux stitching around the perimeter. Tah-tah, done!




Very pretty card, I am hoping to make something for this challenge this afternoon!!

Beckie said...

OOO, I likey!!! You did super great.

Be blessed, Beckie

Ashley Nicole said...

I love both cards. So nice that you did a second card, great colors. Thank you so much for being a guest designer :)


Tiffany Leola Johnson~Koehn said...

Love both of your cards!!! Beautifully simple!

I'm now a follower!

Unknown said...

I love both of these cards. Fabulous job! TFS, Mary M

Beckie said...

You're so crafty! Just saw the 2nd card. Love it.

Be blessed, Beckie