Monday, February 6, 2012

love for my hubby

I thought I would make a card for my hubby today... just to tell him "love ya, babe." When I work on boy cards, I like to add lots of texture. I also try to avoid some of my favorite goodies, like ribbon, rhinestones, and pearls. Man, it's hard for me not to use those! But, even without all the pretties, I really, really like how this card turned out!!
Concord Crush, Pool Party, and Sahara Sand - what an interesting color combo!! I got my color combo from the Create with Connie and Mary blog - CCMC187 Color Challenge.
I started with Concord Crush for my card base. Then I added a layer of Concord Crush DSP, which I dry embossed using the Houndstooth Embossing Folder. To add even more interest to the DSP layer, I lightly sanded over the raised areas with a Sanding Block.
The Sahara Sand card stock strip is also dry embossed with a new Embossing Folder strip. It's one of three that come in the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders set. I lightly sponged Sahara Sand ink over the raised areas to add a little more definition.
The sentiment from the Outlined Occasions Sale-a-Bration set is stamped in Concord Crush ink. The Concord Crush, Pool Party, and Sahara Sand hearts are die cut/ embossed using the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslit. And don't you love the vellum heart??!! I used the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit to die cut/ emboss the thinner weight Vellum Paper. I love the effect!!
I can't wait to give it to my hubby! You can't ever say "I love you" too many times  :}

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  1. What a great card for a man! I love all the sponging, texture and sanding! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I really like the sanding effect on the DSP, really adds to the texture. Great job on the challenge and the layering. Thanks for playing CCMC!

  3. What a great 'man' card! Love all the texture you have in there! Thanks for playing along on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Great card for your man!!! Love the details! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Fantastic card! I love all of the different textures. I sometimes have a hard time staying away from the bling too. Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.
    Love your banner and background! This has to be some of my favorite DSP, stamp sets and accessories!

  6. Thanks ladies! Glad you enjoyed the card :)

    PS Carrie- I agree... definitely 1 of my all-time favorite DSPs (and collections). Glad you like the blog design... it's my favorite one I've done... so far! ;)

  7. Great card! I love your cluster of embossed hearts and the sponging on the accent embossing really makes it POP! Thank you for playing along with us at CCMC!


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