Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My only Valentine's Day card

Hi everyone. I wanted to hop on here to just say how sorry I am that I did not get any Valentine's Day cards done like I wanted. After my last posted my best friend and I made plans for her and her kids to come visit us over Valentine's weekend. So there was a lot of getting the house ready for a 7 month old who figured out to move (not crawling on her hands and knees yet but she does not how to use her hands to pull her forward) not to mention that I had to clean the craft room so I could set up the air mattress for her to sleep on. So by the time it was the day she was coming and I was blowing up the bed I had realized that nothing happened craft wise. But we had a great time, we went to the Cheesecake Factory for our v-day lunch on Sunday (because it was a 1 1/2 to 2 hour wait when we went on Saturday at about 4 pm), then we took my girls and got their ears pierced. I was so happy that they came to visit us it was sad to see them leave. Even thought I didn't make any cards for v-day this year I did want to share with you the card I made for my friend (same one would came to visit) so she could pack it in her husbands sea bag. 

He (just like my husband) is a big gamer geek and his favorite is Legends of Zelda. So she asked me to make him a card with Link on it. This was all back in Nov 2014. I did have a hard time finding a image of him that I liked or that printed out nice a clean looking. Then there was finding the right sentiment for it. Now after spending a couple of days googling v-day card ideas I finally decided on use the image of Link as part of the sentiment. 
I used my prisma color pencils to color him in and then just use some gamsol to blend out some of the lines left by the coloring. Once that was done I just cut him out. I stamped the first part of the sentiment with some Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps ( not sure which now) with versafine black ink on the red card stock then just turned it into a banner.
 For the inside of the card I wanted to do something different so I found this template for a popup pixel Valentines card (click on the link for the template) and thought that this would be so cute for the inside. I then just took some red card stock to cover the white to really make it look nice. I used some Lawn Fawn alphabet dies (can't remember which ones now) to cut out the letter out of some light green card stock to match Link's clothes. Then just left some space for her to write him a message.
 This is what it looks like for the side.
I used some shimmery silver cardstock as my card base and just rounded the corners to finish it off. I love the way it turned out and he likes it as well which is always nice to hear. 

Thanks you so much for joining me. Now that my room is back together I am looking forward to getting some crafting done. 

Happy Crafting

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