Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Valentine For Boys

Now that the holidays are over, have you noticed how fast the stores switched over to Valentine's Day? I swear I went into Target the day after Christmas (towards the DVDs and greeting cards), and they had all the little kiddie Valentine books out. The greeting card section even had all the Valentine cards out too!!!!
Stampin' Up! has also jumped on the Valentine's bandwagon with their January special (the Valentine Bundle). My stamp set is still on it's way so I can't post any samples using "Happy Heart Day" yet, but I did want to show a valentine that is perfect for any special guy in your life.
I opted away from the traditional valentine colors. I chose to use Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi and Barely Banana for my little guy's valentine (ok, he's 15 but he's still my baby). This card measures 4.25"x4.25". The basecard is stamped with my Flannel Plaid BG stamp. I rounded the two outside corners with my Corner Rounder Punch and sponged heavily with Blue Bayou ink.
The Wild Wasabi layer is easy. I just embossed the "wild about you" using Versamark ink and White embossing powder. I stamped the little bird and sponged all edged with Wild Wasabi ink. The Barely Banana layer is stamped with the Polka Dot BG in Barely Banana ink. I also used the direct to paper technique to add more color to the edges of the layer.
The croc is stamped with Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White. I punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and mounted it on a scallop circle punched out of Certainly Celery (that was heavily sponged with Wild Wasabi). I pierced each of the scallops with my piercing tool from the Crafter's Tool Kit. I added a piece of Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, googlie eyes and some white eyelets to complete the card.
I think it came out pretty adorable if I do say so myself. Let's hope my son likes it too!!!
Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!!


Regina Cornelius said...

oooooo!!!!! i love it! i never thoguth if cropping that little gator...i must try it! nice work!

Jennifer-G said...

oh it's totally adorable! Love the way you did the ribbon and the little alligator head in the scallop is just awesome!