Friday, January 27, 2012

I Love You This Much!

I created this non-traditional Valentine card using this adorable Elisabeth Bell Digi called I Love You This Much.  I'm entering this card into the guest designer call at the Digi Bells DT challenge blog.  I used the sketch from this week's challenge at The Sweet Stop.  This week there was an additional spin to using the sketch.  The spin was to create a non-traditional Valentine. 
I started with a chestnut brown card base.  I added a piece of celestial blue card stock cut just a little smaller than the card base.  I added a strip of light brown card stock that I backed in chestnut brown card stock.  Then I backed a piece of brown dotted paper in chestnut brown card stock. I added both pieces to the card.  I added a piece of brown ribbon across the card.  I colored the image using crayola and prisma color pencils. I backed the image and the sentiment in chestnut brown card stock.  I created a bow out of the brown ribbon and added it beside the image.  I added 3 brown pearls to the upper corner, 3 to the light brown strip, and 3 more to the sentiment.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday: Seeing Spots

There She Goes Clear Stamps: Love Is In The Air

Cupcake Craft: All You Need Is Love

Digi Bells DT Challenge: Anything Goes 

Wags N Whiskers: Valentine/Love Card

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Elphine House: Anything Goes

Digi Doodle Shops Best: Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity: Clean & Simple

Fussy & Fancy: Polka Dots

Card Ingredients

Elisabeth Bell's I Love You This Much Digital Stamp
Studio G Valentine Stamp
White Card Stock
The Paper Company Chestnut Brown Card Stock
DCWV Linen Closet Card Stock Stack ~ Light Brown
Coredinations Celestial Card Stock
Brown Dotted Patterned Paper (from pile of scraps)
Brown Pearls
Brown Ribbon
Crayola Color Pencils ~ Tan, Light Brown, Light Blue, Golden Yellow
Prisma ~ White, Rose, Peach 


Jan Hennings said...

Mary..this is so cute and love the rich brown ribbon! Thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!

Liva said...

Very lovely card!
Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's challenge this week.
Lots of love,
Liva ❤

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

Warm hugs

Winnie said...

Lovely card, lovely colors and image

Thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie

WencheP said...

This is so sweet. Such a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


pinky said...

Just adorable, love the layout. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Mary, This is very stunning!! I love the colors you have used..

Thanks for entering the DB call.

Shelly said...

Super card for our 'All you need is love' challenge this week, fabulous image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

Jan Garber said...

What a wonderful card and that image is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Mary, beautiful colours and image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card. Love the untraditional colour combo and sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, I love non traditional Valentine's cards, you can go off red very quickly at this time of year! Thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Angélique said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Wags'nWhiskers this time. Hope you will join us with our next challenge that will go online tomorrow :)


Mary Lou said...

Awhh Mary this is so darling~~Those colors are Gorgeous and really make the image stand out!!! Just lovely dear. Thanks for joining us again at The Digi Bells Blog Hop :)

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh WOW Mary, this is fabulous!!!! I absolutely love all the layers, and gorgeous color combo. Beautiful work!
Thanks for joining us at Elphine House Australia. =)
Lynda =)

Guylaine said...

I like the elegant and sober look of your card. Great job!
Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Fridays for our Polkat Dots Challenge

Janneke said...

What a beautiful card ;o)
Thanks for joining us at EHA.