Friday, February 11, 2011

mm1 - love

For PTI's first Make It Monday challenge (link here) I decided to make a Valentine for my hubster, a great guy and SAHD :)  I went small-scale, with TONS of 'love' sentiments (11 sets!!) stamped in dark chocolate & pure poppy on fine linen.

If I really wanted to get serious, I'd re-stamp and move all the left-side sentiments up a little to space them out more.  But I'm not.  All good, he will love it.

I tried my hand at the Debbie Olsen et al loopy twine.  It's the perfect way to sneak some fibers on a guy card.  I'm picky about what I will and won't allow.  Normally it's metal, yes.  Buttons, no.  (But these worked.)  Hemp/twine, yes.  Ribbons, no.  Woodgrain and canvas impression, yes.  Floral of any kind, no.

SUPPLIES:
stamps - PTI Paper Tray, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Mixed Messages, Borders & Corners: Hearts, Just the Ticket, Daily Designs Sentiments, Sweet Love, FF #10, FF #11, Everyday Button Bits, Fruitful Sentiments
ink - PTI dark chocolate, pure poppy
paper - PTI pure poppy, fine line
accents - PTI rustic vintage buttons, pure poppy twine
dies/plates - PTI Mat Stack 4 die, Woodgrain impression plate, Canvas impression plate
ipod - elliott smith

15 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Love this card Christy! The woodgrain texture is perfect for a guy card. Love the trio of those coveted wood buttons too.

Suzanne said...

Christy! I love this, especially how you roped all those buttons together.

Renee said...

It's fantastic!
And not too lovey dovey girlie...:)
The colors are perfect and love your loopy buttons!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh I love it! i love the balance you created with the red sentiments. I really need to figure out where my rustic buttons disappeared to...I haven't seen 'em since I moved things to paint. :(

Michelle said...

I love it! Great choice of colors for a masculine card. I think you did a great job with the loopy twine. Your DH will love it! I'm terrible when it comes to making masculine card. I'm going to CASE your card to make a few to keep on hand. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim O'Connell said...

Brilliant! Love the use of the woodgrain impresion plate for a velentine for a guy!

Stephanie said...

Christy......This is the perfect masculine card for V-Day! Love the wood grain and the rich browns and red together......Definitely a winner for "the hubster!" ;-)

Diane Jaquay said...

This is wonderful Christy! The wood grain is perfect, as are the buttons, love it!

Sue Ann said...

I see you are still have a few of the wood buttons .... me too and they are so hard to part with unless I REALLY like you :) Card is fabby ....... love the WG impression and the mat stack cutout ....... JUST PURE LOVE!!!

Kara said...

love the sentiments in the window!!

Janet said...

Thanks for stopping in & visiting my blog - I wanted to return the favor! Glad I did too! You make such pretty things :) And I don't think you need to change a thing about this card -- it's perfect the way it is!

~Tammy~ said...

This is smashing!

Amy said...

OMG Christy! This is amazing! I LOVE the woodgrain and all your loopy twine for your buttons! Your texture to the sentiment panel is extra special too! Is your red piece just a popped up card front? ie. layered on a fine linen base?

Laurie said...

My favorite color combo!! I love the IP detail too! This is such a gorgeous card!

Jen Carter said...

This is just adorable! Love the sentiments INSIDE the frame! Great detail!