Friday, January 13, 2012


This will be a second card for today.  I read about a challenge on Joan's Gardens Blog and I thought I would try doing a card for it. 

  • Create a Valentine in "non-traditional" colors
  • Use some kind of lace
  • Use a flower - rose if possible
  • Use a key - optional
You will have until next Thursday (January 19) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

Before I even started the card I knew I wanted the focal point of the card to be this beautiful heart die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs which I had purchased from Joan's Gardens.

I don't think of "black" as being a traditional color so my aim was to make a card primarily using black and white but I did add a touch of red because of the rose I wanted to use.  After I added the layer with the red rose there was an open area above the stem that just seemed so empty so I added the strip of red gems and another strip off set under the image.

Originally I had punched an edge the same as the hearts that run along each side of the card with white card stock but then realized I had not "lace" on the card.  So, I removed that edge of hearts and replaced it with some delicate white lace.  I didn't have any type of key which was optional.

I hope this meets the requirements for the challenge, but it was still a fun card to make.


Selma said...

This is striking Vicki. I love the black and white with a touch of red. You did a great job with the challenge. I love that Cheery Lynn heart. Thank you for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.

Joanne said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE the white and black theme with a touch of the red. You spotlighted the die cut perfectly, and all the embellishments blend together into one beautiful valentine.

Donna said...

Very pretty Valnetines card, love these colors!! That is a very pretty rose!

Annie said...

What a gorgeous classy looking card Vicki!! Love the heart and the rose and how you combined everything!

Lynette said...

Beautiful die cuts, and a wonderful card, Vicki! Fun challenge, too. I'm not sure I could make a Valentine's Day card with non-traditional colors!

Linda Fisher said...

Some of my favorite color choices!
This is a winner in my book and I hope it is in Joan's Gardens Challenge, very pretty!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! The colors are so classy and elegant! Good luck in the challenges!

Joan Fricker said...

Vicki, great job on this card. I love the black and white with red too. Beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.



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