Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Love Stands the Test of Time

A little while ago I was asked by Janet Hunnicutt from OWH if I would be willing to make a card for one of their posts, focusing on making your own background paper from stamps (rubber or digital), and my card is being featured today.  Well, there is just no way that I could refuse, it's such a great cause.  All the cards go to the guys and girls in the armed forces, allowing them to be able to write in them and send them back home to their loved ones.

Along the way my card sort of became a masculine looking card because of the colours mainly, which is a good thing, because those are always a challenge to make for most of us.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Fired Brick, Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo distress inks
Stamps: Unity (clocks); Technique Tuesday (Je t'aime); Hero Arts (Flourish on the heart)
Other: Glossy accents; foam dimensional tape; EK Success Heart Punch

I created the background patterned paper by first stamping the clocks in Walnut Stain (2nd generation stamping) and then overstamping with the sentiment in Fired Brick distress ink.  I inked around the edges with some Vintage Photo distress ink.

The sentiment strip was computer generated and matted with a strip of chocolate brown cardstock.  The heart was stamped with the Fabulous Flourish stamp from Hero Arts.  I also added  a little bit of glossy accents on the flourish and inked around the edges of the heart with Vintage Photo as well.  Finally, the heart was adhered with some dimensional tape.

A really simple card to make and quite an enjoyable process. It's amazing what you can come up with by just looking at unused stamps!  You can see the post regarding my card on the OWH Stars and Stamps website.

I hope I have left you with a little bit of inspiration!  Wishing you a spectacular day!

14 comments:

Elizabeth Allan said...

I agree. Masculine cards can be challenging; however, you my friend, have done it!

CinnamonSally said...

Oh wow Brenda I love this card and love the sentiment you have used, I may have to case this one for hubby!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful sentiment, B- LOVE how you did this! The clocks in the bg and the french "I love you"- It could be masculine or feminine-
Anyone would love to send this to someone, and anyone would LOVE to receive it as well :) Fab card!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Brenda your card is stunning and perfect for this challenge, thanks for being our sample card maker! (:

I'm having problems linking to your blog from OWH Stars & Stamps, I think it's a "blogger" problem. I 'll check back later and see if I can get it to cooperate with me.

Hugs, Jan

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Brenda and a big congrats on being featured; you DESERVE it!!! Love the colors on this one and the pretty flourish on your heart is the perfect finishing touch!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats that your card is being featured in OWH! This is such a great cause that you are contributing to them, Brenda! Lovely bg stamping and the heart shape gives so much love on this card!

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, I love the background you have created...so cool!

alexandra s.m. said...

Moi aussi je l'aime!!!!
Great card brenda ;-))

merci!

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely amazing, brenda!! congrats on being featured on the OWH blog!!

Dawn said...

such a great card Brenda.

sheila said...

Stunning Brenda. What a wonderfully romantic card. Good job with the "challenge".

Maureen Morton said...

This is a real classic, Brenda. I love anything French, so this is right up my alley. I'm sure the troops will appreciate it - a great cause!

Sanne said...

Beautiful and very classic Brenda!

Trinh said...

Wonderful background you created, Brenda! And love the sentiment to tie in with the clocks.