Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CASE'd Valentine

For those of you who own CardMaker magazine's March 2011 issue, this card may look slightly familiar.  On page 49, Cindy Coutts did a St. Patrick's Day card that I fell in love with.  I followed her recipe, but changed my color scheme and main focal point to convert this to a Valentine.

Don't you just love it?!

It's so easy to make, too.  The card base is 4 3/8" square, the Purely Pomegranate layer is 4 1/4" square, then you punch out 8 scalloped squares (Stampin' Up! punch).  I happened to have the same Night and Day Designer Series Paper that Cindy used (SU), and it just looks so dramatic.  I can envision other styles of paper, though!  The sky's the limit.

The inside of the card.
I am entering this in three challenges:  Mark's Finest Papers - Valentine cards; Flourishes' FTTC103 - Valentine cards; City Crafter - All You Need is LOVE.

Hope this inspires you to create an easy Valentine that CAN fit into a standard A2 envelope!  (always one of my priorities)

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:  A Happy Heart, En Francais (SU)
Paper:  Night and Day designer paper (SU), Whisper White, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black
Punch:  Scalloped square (SU)
Other:  Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies, dimensionals

20 comments:

Marisa said...

Love what you've created here, Colleen. Great BG with the squares and I love the script behind the heart. I'm with you on the A2 sizing all the way :)

Dale Morin said...

It's a great card!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO beautiful, Colleen! Wow, I really love this a lot. I didn't see the original card, but I can tell that it translated into your Valentine beautifully! And those DP squares you used are fantastic. Your pops of pomegranate are perfect. Fantastic work! :)

Leslie Miller said...

I love it as a Valentine! What a great design you chose to CASE, and the inside sentiment is perfect. Very sweet!

Janny said...

Beautiful card. And thank You for the massage on my blog. Janny

Janny said...

Lovely Cards on Your blog. I sign in to follow You. Thanks for de lovely massage on my blog.
Janny

Amy said...

Love this! I like the square tiled look. Red. Black. White. Can you ever go wrong with that? (I made a card using punched square too this week)

Ann Schach said...

Very classy, Colleen!

~Tammy~ said...

I love this Colleen! I love the patterns, the colors, the whole cute little thing!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous!!! Love it!!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Speedy's Friends.

Becky said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Ros said...

Yes I love it!!! love the stylishness and the colours ... beautiful card ... thank you for playing along again at CCCB

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous in all of it's vintage-y wonder! Love the color scheme and the beautiful script behind the focal panel. Super CASE! This is definitely on the "Recreate" list!

Stella said...

Forgive me for always writing the same comment but my oh my....this is pure beauty!!! I think I see a winner :)!!!! GORGEOUS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that focal circle! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Maria said...

Wow! Just Love all the mix of paper! It's a great design with a beautiful focal heart!

Linda R. said...

This is just so pretty.. Perfect for our challenge.. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Silke Ledlow said...

Colleen, what a beautiful case! Love how you turned it into a Valentine creation! Thank you so much for joining us at the FTTC! Hugs ~S~

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