Monday, January 4, 2010

A Monday Valentine

I made this card for 2 challenges I'm playing along with for the first time. I used the sketch from the CPS148, and then went with the clean and simple challenge 48 on SCS to create a Valentine card. Again, I'm really growing fond of the clean look with lots of white space. Another thing I love about this kind of card is that there is no extra postage required to mail them! I stamped both of the polka dot punches hearts with versamark on white and black cardstocks, and embossed each with opposite colors. I don't have a heart punch (GASP!!!) so I cut them out by hand. I embossed the white panel with the swiss dots ef, layered it with black, added some very old Heidi Swapp ribbon and popped the hearts up on foam tape. I know it isn't your traditional Valentine red color, but I'm thinking someone will like this look as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourselves a wonderful Monday!

Carol

16 comments:

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Carol!! Love the sharp contrast of the black & white, and the swiss dots just makes it really stand out!!!

SamieVt said...

Absolutely love it! Black and white is my favorite color combo! TFS

Lea L. said...

So clean and elegant!! I love the added embossing! Thanks for playing at CPS this week!

♥Lea

Amy said...

Stunning! So elegant.

Jillian said...

Gorgeous take on the CPS sketch!! I like the sound of the SCS challenge too - I'll have to check their challenges out! Cheers!

Francie G. said...

Clean, crisp and beautiful!

Marsha said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love it.

moralia said...

Simply stunning! Love it!! Thanks for playing at CPS!! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

CAS but oh so elegant!

Susan (rainy) said...

I love this! The clean look with lots of white always gives such an elegant feel to a card, but is SO HARD for me to do... I have the hardest time just leaving it alone! lol This is beautiful.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally GORGEOUS, Carol! LOVE those stitched hearts and the black/white combo is so striking!

Silke Ledlow said...

CAS style done simply gorgeous!!! Love this card - Carol!!! Hugs ~S~

Wendy said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous, Carol! I'm lovin all the white & how simple this is! Nicely done! (as always!)

dstandard said...

Such a pretty card - so clean and fresh

rae said...

simply perfect... swoon♥. love the black and white color palette, love the white swiss dot embossing, love the hearts... fabulous card :) thanks for playing along at CPS this week :)

Cardmaking-Companion Susan said...

I look at cards with lots of elements on them and I like them - I look at cards like this with simple clean lines and I love them!

A beautiful classically simple card.