Saturday, January 19, 2013

Red, Black & White

I've been making cards in the red, black & white color combination for Valentine's day, and I just made a card yesterday that qualifies for this week's Dynamic Duos DD#36 to use red & black with a dessert option of a Valentine theme! What a lucky coincidence that was :)
I used a SU! punch to create the heart-shaped opening in the black cardstock, and then punched another heart using striped dsp and inserted it into the black. The sentiment is a digi I printed from SNSS, and I hand-cut the banner, adding a little heart-shaped brad. I created the bottom panel using a SNSS scalloped heart border die, doing one in black and one in red, and swapping out the tiny hearts. The striped dsp is from Recollections and I used a SU! scalloped border punch on the lower edge along with a Sizzix ef for the white background.

Here's a couple of 3x3 cards I made for my youngest DGD's that will be tucked into their package of Valentine treats I'll be mailing out to them soon. I used the same recollections dsp to make envelopes and used SB hearts dies for the fronts. I added 2 different brads just for fun.

Here's what they look like inside. I used Lawn Fawn images and sentiments from their"My Silly Valentine" set that I just won, adding some color with Copics and stickles for a little sparkle. I just LOVE the cute images and sentiments from this stamp set!

And this card will be going to my oldest DGD for Valentine's day. I was going through my embossing folders and found this one that I don't ever remember using?! It was part of a 3-pc set that I tossed aside, and I've only ever used the A2 folder in the set since I bought it! What an oversight! I used an EK hearts border punch to make both a red and white panel, and swapped out the tiny hearts again for a little color interest, adding one white heart to the embossed panel. The black border was done with a SU! fancy scalloped border punch, and the sentiment is from SNSS Christmas tags stamp set.

Ho-Kay, I think I've got the black & red color combo pretty much covered with these cards, so have yourself a fabulous day and an even better weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Carol

14 comments:

Wendy said...

OMWord, all of your cards are so pretty, Carol! Love all the embossing with different folders, pretty hearts and cute stamp images! Fabulous job! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hey girlfriend, can you believe we have sun 2 days in a row? You are putting out some amazing V-Day creations here. It is sure the perfect color combo. The G-kids will think you are the best, just like I do!

JD said...

All great cards, Carol, I like the valentine cards done in those colors, I need to make some too, so I hope I find the time to enter the challenge this time. TFS...Hope you are having a great weekend!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, This grand kids will flip over these. I love all of them. The insides of the cards are just as loving and sweet as they can be. Great job. Have a fun weekend. I hear you are having some sunshine,not here yet and this upcoming week we are suppose to have artic cold weather. YUCK!

Kim S said...

Beautiful and cute all in one post!! Fantastic Valentines!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

All of them are so pretty! You did a wonderful job, as usual.
Enjoy your w-e.

Vicki B. said...

Oh Wow, they are all so pretty, love that heart embossed BG on the first one!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos!

Karen Day said...

Wow, you're on a roll! Great collection of valentines - I especially like your little striped heart :o) Glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos this week!

jimlynn said...

Carol, the grands are going to love these!!! SO PRETTY and love all the red and black. CUTE, CUTE, cards!
Lynn

Linda said...

All of your cards are so pretty. I particularly love the first one. So cute.

Benzi said...

Oh, I love that striped heart and the little bunny on the inside of a card is too, too adorable. Yep, the things we don't use and finally do makes us wonder why we haven't. :-)
Your cards are all super duper, Carol.
I'll be away from the computer for a few days so no new cards for me for just a bit.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Eeeek! These are all adorable! I think you certainly did cover the black and red and white and VD theme really well, Carol! Lots and lots of inspiration for all!!

Shannon White said...

Cute Cute Cute Miss Carol! Your Grand kids are going to Love these for sure!! And I love the black white and red together too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Erna Logtenberg said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for playing at The Dynamic Duos this week!