Friday, January 17, 2014

Card A Day: Valentine

Hello! It's my turn to design a card for the Card A Day blog. The theme this week is Valentine's.  This is one of those holidays I let go pass without too much fuss.  So I was very happy to have an excuse to make a Valentine.  In fact I got a little carried away and made 4 different Valentines.  So I'll be sharing them in the future.  (I even have a garland and candle holder planned for Valentine decorating!).   Anyway, on to the card of the day:

I used all files I designed myself for this card.  (The files will be coming soon to my new store so if you are interested in them..stay tuned..I will post here when they are ready)  I actually cut all bordered squares in vanilla cardstock and colored them with various shades of Copic markers to get this gorgeous ombre effect.  I can't wait to try this in other monochromatic color schemes.  I'm not totally loving the red card stock hindsight it would look better on white.  I added some black fun flock to the I love U sentiment to give a little elegance  and texture to the card.  The buttons were actually die cuts too. I used my 3-D paper button technique except I only did one layer of paper.  I know it's hard to tell in the photo but they are glittery and super shiny!  Baker's twine accents the buttons.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back again!  I'll be posting my entry for the Colour Q challenge soon.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card Shelly love the progression of color :)

kathy serrahn said...

love the different colors

MaryH said...

Shelly, just found your lovely card over at the challenge blog, and zipped over to see the specs. Loved your ombre coloring idea, and actually I think the colors look fab on the background you chose. Yep, would be stunning on white as well, but I like the monochrome effect you've achieved. I'll be joining as a new follower & hope you'll find time to visit me too. TFS