Saturday, January 13, 2018

Masculine Valentine


I've had these silver doilies in my stash for a number of years and decided it was time to use them. I also have some gold ones, so you'll see them in the future soon too! I stamped the background with a new SU! hardwood background stamp, using Salty Ocean distress ink and after it was dry, I sponged all over it with Tumbled Glass ink until I was happy with the color. I glued the doily down, then die-cut a stitched heart from a final snippet of Taken with Teal that was in my stash. I've hoarded that cardstock for a number of years, but I came to grips with the fact that I need to stop hoarding paper - it's ridiculous! LOL The sentiment by Whimsy was heat-embossed with white ep on black and placed across the heart, adding 3 tiny die-cut hearts cut from previous projects. I know this is different, but I like the silver and blue combo and think it will make a decent masculine Valentine.

I'm sharing this with the Shopping our Stash #336 which is "Out with the old and in with the new." The old is that silver doily and teal snippet, while the new is the hardwood stamp and those Distress inks.

I'm also sharing this with the Little Red Wagon #428 Boy oh Boy challenge - make a masculine project.

I'm also sharing it with the Happy Little Stampers January "Anything goes with Dies" challenge. I used the stitched heart die on this card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Carol

22 comments:

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! I love the entire card and the silver doily and blue are beautiful together. Great masculine card.
Lynn

Marina said...

A lovely card - I love the blue woodgrain and the doily looks great.

MaryH said...

The silver valentine looks awesome over the blue wood. Now that is a great looking pairing, and yep, right for a guy, still pretty! TFS & Hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing valentine card!! It is just perfect for a male!! This doily looks gorgeous on the beautiful hand-stamped woodgrain and the sentiment is great!! Well done!
I'm a compulsive hoarder LOL :D so I know very well how difficult is using the last little piece of a loved paper :D I have an unopened paper pad from LOTV that I don't use, just because it's retired... I always think that I have to use it, but then I think that I will use it for a great occasion LOL :D You are in right, it's really ridiculous :)

Claire said...

Great card and I really like the fact its not too 'lovey' or the traditional reds but I still like the added little hearts, thats a sweet touch x

cotnob said...

A super valentine card Carol, a fabulous background and great sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome Valentine. I love the silver, blue, black and the pop of red. Great color combination and wonderful wood background as well. Great masculine looking design.

JanR said...

Fab card! Gotta love the silver doily. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful heart . Loving this card..Lis

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and the doily looks classy in silver. [aNNie]

Mimi said...

Awesome masculine Valentine! Thanks for sharing your Old and New with us at Shopping Our Stash... excellent use of those old metallic doilies!

Daffodil Cards said...

Love it, great use of the doily and the "stashed" paper, great background and colours.
I've started using stashed card too LOL.
Faith
x

Barb said...

Oh Carol this is a lovely Valentine card. Great colours. I love the silver doiley. Barbxx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty, Carol. I've been working at trying to organize my craft room...Again! It's slow going because I'm finding things that I had forgotten I had then I stop and make a card!!!

Liz said...

I love everything about this card, gorgeous colours and a great design. xx

Wendy said...

What an amazing card, Carol! I love the Hardwood background with your silver heart doily but the sentiment is what I really love! It's perfect! Can't wait to see what you do with the gold doilies! TFS and stay warm!

Heidi Stamps said...

I do like your blue Valentine, that sentiment is just really wonderful. It is great that you are using your special doilies on projects to share them with others!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

This is a great Valentine for a guy, it's so hard to create for men but you did a great job with your card.
I love, love the hardwood background!!
Thank you for playing along with SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Janice M said...

What a fun masculine Valentine! I recently bought the SU embossing folder that looks like this.....haven't tried it out yet though. My Mojo has been MIA. Hope it returns soon.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is fantastic for a guy card, Carol! That hardwood was a perfect choice! NJ.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card..I love it..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugsxx Deepti Aggarwal

Seemaa said...

Non-traditional and beautiful this card is amazing.
Thank you for joining us this month at the Happy Little Stampers AG with dies. All the best!!
Hugs DT Seemaa
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