Thursday, 21 February 2013

Patterned Occasions Valentine

Hey Stampers,

OK ... I PROMISE that this is my last Valentine !! Hahaha. Actually,  this card doesn't SCREAM valentine, its more of a general cute-i love you card ... LOL. Its on that I made for my hubby ! I used the super cute Saleabration set, Patterned Occasions. I LOVE this cute set !! And, the fact that I earned it for FREE makes it even better !! I used a sketch to help me create this card, the Mojo Monday sketch from week of February 11th. When you hit a bit of a roadblock in the creative department, using a sketch can REALLY get your juices flowing !! I totally recommend it ! Well, on to the card !!

What do you think !?! I am really pleased with how it turned out ! And like I said, its not your traditional Valentine look. I especially love the masculine color combo of Tangerine Tango, River Rock and Not Quite Navy. Very different colors for me, but I think they look so great together !! My card base here is a piece of River Rock measuring 4-1/4" x 11" that I scored in half to make a standard card. I then stamped it in River Rock ink with the Distressed Dots background stamp. LOVE that fun stamp !! Background stamps are a great way to add that something extra to a card, without being too distracting. Love them !! Next, I got my layer ready. A piece of the Sycamore Street DSP did the trick here, love the bold Tangerine Tango and Whisper White diagonal stripes. I cut it to 3" x 4" and then layered it on a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock just an 1/8" of an inch larger, for a very slim border. I took a scrap of Not Quite Navy cardstock and die cut it with the Large Scallop Edgelit, used my Essentials paper Piercing kit to pierce a fun border, and adhered it to my layer. I trimmed it once it was adhered, so I could centre the scallops exactly where I wanted them to be. Did you know that the Essentials Paper Piercing Kit is another item you can earn for FREE with Saleabration !?! Love how SU gives us some fun options from the Annual Catalogue to earn as well !!

Next it was time for my main stamped image. I inked up the adorable Whole Latte Love mug with my markers, and stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White measuring 1-1/2"x 2-1/2". This got layered on a piece of Not Quite Navy 1/8" larger. The top and bottom of this piece was a little bare, so I added some Linen Thread including a little bow. Love how that great thread can be both shabby chic feminine AND masculine !! I added a diagonal strip of 3/8" Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon before I attached my Mug image with dimensionals. Then a 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch in River Rock and a Small Heart Punch in Tangerine Tango finished off this sweet card. And, even though it is for a man ... a bit of glitter thanks to Dazzling Details on the heart was totally called for !! Hahaha

Well, thats my card for today !! My hubby loved it, and I hope you do too !! If you love this sweet Patterned Occasions stamp set, don't forget to place an order in my Online Store (link at the right) and earn it for free with you $60 order !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !! 


Stamp Sets: Patterned Occasions (wood #129621, clear #129624), Distressed Dots (wood only #122815)

Ink: River Rock Classic Stampin' Pad #126977, River Rock Marker (Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers #119703), Not Quite Navy Marker (Reglas Collection Stampin' Write Markers #119701), Tangerine Tango Marker (Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers #119702)

Paper: River Rock #108640, Tangerine Tango #111349, Not Quite Navy #101722, Whisper White #100730, Sycamore Street DSP #127540

Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelit #127019, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack #126187, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Paper Piercing Tool #126189, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404, Small Heart Punch #117193, 3/8" Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon #122978, Linen Thread #104199, Dazzling Details #124117


  1. Cute card! I like the stripes and the the way the ribbon is crossing them. Nice color combo, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  2. Very nice! i really nice the color combo as well. That's something i always have trouble with, but I'll use this one for inspiration. It looks a bit nautical too. thanks!!

    1. Thanks Barb !! I love being able to inspire !! LOL