Friday, February 15, 2013

Sweet Cherub

Belated Happy Valentine's Day to you!  Sorry to be a day late with my wishes (and  love-themed card), but I was sick on the sofa all day yesterday.  I have caught my first cold in a long while.  Ick.

This Valentine card is SO not the usual style I go for.  It is very bold, and red is not one of my favorite colors for crafting.  I used a new-to-me stamp - the cherub - by Bo Bunny called Enchanted.  When I traveled to see my mom in the Houston, Texas area back in the fall, we shopped at Hobby Lobby (LOVE that store!) and this was one of my finds.


Vintage Wallpaper by Market Street Stamps is my damask background (mostly covered up), and the sentiment is Verve.  I happened to be die-cutting two Parisian Motif dies - one in red, one in black - and took the little bits of red and fit them into the black one like puzzle pieces.  This was mounted on a white circle, which peeks through.  Those white areas remind me of Batman.  I just think it looks like the Batman signal against the night sky.  ;-)


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Enjoy your weekend, my friends!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Small Phrases - Verve; Vintage Wallpaper - Market Street Stamps; Enchanted - Bo Bunny
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: black satin ribbon
Other: pearls; Parisian Motif, circle dies - Spellbinders; Word Window punch - SU

24 comments:

Marisa said...

Way to stretch out of your comfort zone :) Love the way you framed the image. A wonderful, dramatic card :)

Lisa said...

Love that you crafted outside of your box Colleen, very pretty! Hope you feel better SOON my sweet friend. Gosh I haven't had a cold in forever...knock on wood ;)

Fatimah Hayat said...

Very nice card. Love the color combination.
Hope you feel better soon.
I want to thank you for all your appreciation for me. You know when ever i read your kind words i feel sooo HAPPY,i don't know why? but i just wanna tell you that You are so Sweet.
Thanks a lot.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Colleen, I love the dramatic use of the black, and the fab vintage style image.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, Colleen! You are right – this is bolder than your normal style, but it is no less striking. :-) I really like that vintage wallpaper background stamp. It looks super on this card! I hope you're feeling better today :-). It was great to chat yesterday!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Colleen, I like the bold colours and your combination of images. Great design! Hope you are feeling better, Shirleyx

Vicki Dutcher said...

I think the red and black are very classy together! Sorry to hear you "got it"

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hope you feel better soon! I loveeeeeeeee your card! LOVING the colors and love love love those pearls!!!

Hussena said...

Oh Wao!..So beautiful ..These bright bold colors look gorgeous..And I love the stamp that you have used!....This is simply amazing work! :)

Reusingwith Quilling said...

Wonderful card ! I loved the beautiful colors .

Carole said...

Your colors are normally soft and muted and I would not have guess you made this. Yet it does have pearls on it. I think it's bold and striking with some drama. Very sophisticated.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Colleen this is lovely!! Thanks so much for playing at Papercraft Star!

Benzi said...

Beautifully done, Colleen. Outside the box is a good thing. I like the red 'thingy's in your die.
Very striking card.

So sorry you're feeling bad. I haven't had a cold in forever but I sure suffer with allergies and sinus problems, not helped by living in the TN Valley. :-(

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a bold strong card! I love it! I could see it was out of your comfort zone but it so pretty! Love all the details including the Batman sky signals! Yes, they do look like them! Love the touch of pearls too. Great job! Hope you are feeling better.

Chris R. from Iowa

Sue Lelli said...

Do you NOT just LOVE HL! When I lived in a Houston suburb I had TWO Hobby Lobby's to choose from! I miss them in Florida! LOVE your bold card and although it's not your usual style, it is FABULOUS and so perfect for Valentine's Day!

Shani Thomas said...

It may not be your usual colors, but it sure is pretty!!! And I smiled when I read 'Hobby Lobby' my mother has one in her town. It is HUGE! I can literally spend the day in there.

~Tammy~ said...

You need to craft out of your comfort zone more often!!! This is bold and beautiful!!! Love it girl!!! Hope you are feeling better!

Leslie Miller said...

I love red, and I don't really see it used that much, maybe because it is a rather bold color. Valentines and Christmas do bring out the red, though. You've used it with your stamp of choice very beautifully here. You have a very elegant style.

Audrey Ann said...

Wow!!! Colleen - your card is amazing and precious. I love the colors, and how you inserted the red diecut pieces - that's BRILLIANT! Wonderful image, papers and bow too. You rock!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Lea L. said...

This is o pretty! Love that angel image!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Gorgeous card! How fun to know you come to visit Texas!!! Hope you are feeling better soon, and thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

Katie Marie said...

Love the bold red on your card! Such a classy color combination with the black and the sweet little cherub :) thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!

Linda R said...

Another gorgeous card. I love the sweet little angel you used.

Hugs~

Anita Scroggins said...

Yes, I do love HL - they carry so many great products!! I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Be Bold challenge!

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