Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Non-Valentine's Love card

While this set screams "Valentine's Day" to me, I don't see any reason LOVE needs to stay one day a year.  So, I went with some non-traditional eggplant-purple to see if I could make an everyday-love card.  I think it works.  :)
Stamps: (Loads of Love): Ippity

Ink: (Basic Black, Whisper White): Stampin Up
Paper: (Basic Black, Eggplant Envy- LONG out of production, Whisper White): Stampin' Up
Misc: (Eggplant Envy Marker- LONG out of production): Stampin' Up, (Red Le Plume II Marker): Marvy, Copics, Red grosgrain

Marathon Challenge: Miles 6 & 7: Eggplant
Apron Strings: #17: BINGO- All cardstock
Shopping our Stash: #41: Sentiments required
Unity Stamp Co. Challenge: Hearts other than red/pink.  Ok.  There are a few small red hearts here but the large and bulk of them are purple.  Again, the point was NOT a Valentine's style card.
Chick Challenges: #19 (I had used SU's Background Basics to "spatter" the 3 purple panels and assembled the card before I realized this is an Ippity ONLY challenge so I went back and sponged over the spatter.  I hope it meets criteria.)
This is the original version:


  1. I think it's awesome! LOVE that heart border!

  2. Wow LOVE that border and your take on the Card Sketch, great job!

  3. HOw cute this is and love the row of hearts!

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  5. That's so sweet! I really must snag that {ippity} stamp--it's so much fun!

  6. So very cute! I LOVE this set and can't imagine using it only once a year! I love that you stamped the hearts a a border-fabulous idea-and I will be trying that! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. So cute, love the layered hearts! Thanks for playing along with us over at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  8. I think you did a great job with it and I love that those hearts on the bottom could pass as soap bubbles too...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week!

  9. FAB card I like the layered hearts too.
    Hugs elaine