Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Non-traditional Love

The 20th of each month, the Dirty Dozen Alumni host a challenge. Here are the guidelines for this month.

Challenge Focus: A Valentine's Day/Love-y Dove-y card!!

Required Element: Texture!! Anything you can *feel* (ie: Fun Flock, Crystal Effects, Embossing/Debossing, velvet ribbon...and I am sure there are a million more things that I cannot think about!!)

Restricted Element: No RED!! Pink is ok...but no red...let's see what other colors we can use for Valentine's Day!


Well, I thought this "For the Love of Birds" (Our Craft Lounge) image would be perfect for this non-traditional "lovey-dovey" card.

The image is colored with copics, and the birds are popped up for dimension. My texture you ask? Well, the cs is textured, the card is very dimensional, and the filigree brads are textured. Hope this qualifies.


Supplies:
Stamps - For the love of Birds (OCL)
Paper - Wild Asparagus (MME), Tawny Light and Medium, White, Baby Blue Light (Prismatics), Neenah Solar White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress)
Accessories - Nestabilities, Copics, Ribbon, Filigree Brads (SU), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Corner Tag Punch (SU), Flower Punch (Carlcraft), dimensional tape

20 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful! Love the hardware and pearls, and your ribbon treatment ROCKS! Love how it's threaded through the nestie.

Gabriela Divine said...

I just LOVE your non-traditional love card. It's so warm and so very vintage. I ADORE that ribbon. 'Wish I knew where to find it. It's marvelous.

P.S. Having trouble posting comments here. Says my request could not be processed and to try again. Weird. I hope my comment doesn't post in triplicate.

StampOwl said...

oh I love it Tosh ... nice to see a different color used for a valentine.

retiredheather said...

Great card Tosh. Love that stamp. The layout is wonderful...great use of nestibilities.
Hugs
Heather

Laurie Schmidlin said...

GASP! Tosh, I adore this!!!! Your ribbon treatment is spectacular...as is the rectangle in the curved rectangle Nesties!!! **sigh** This is just breathtaking!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous! You totally and completely ROCK! I am amazed at your ideas and colors EVERY single time!!!!!!
The ribbon treatment is genius!!!!!!!!

Norine said...

this is so pretty love the saying and the ribbon
Hugs
Norine

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh Tosh, I just love it! Of course it has texture. I see it everywhere! As always, your design is superb! Simply beautiful!

Silke said...

Gorgeous card - Tosh!!! This is such a darling image!!!

Darlene L said...

I just have to comment on this card-it is my favorite valentine of all the cards on all the blogs I have seen. I just adore it for it's non-traditional use of colors. I just love the earthy colors. TFS your art today.

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Just love this "LOVE" card, Tosh! I especially love the word with the little birds! So Cute!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So gorgeous!! Love the soft colors and fabulous ribbon treatment!!
hugs, Jami

leenda said...

Your artwork is always a class act!! You're good!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so sweet, Tosh! LOVE it!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very gorgeous, Tosh!! I love that pretty image, your distressing, ribbon treatment, hardware with pearls...everything!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

GORGEOUS Tosh! Love the distressing & design! Great job!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable stamp set! I love it. You can use it for anniversaries also. Your color scheme turned out beautiful has usual.
Charlene

Diane McVey said...

Perfectly gorgeous! I love everything about it! And the way you did the brads with the pearls~~FANTASTIC!!! You are awesome! :D

Elena said...

Your cards are are a piece of an art!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Joan V said...

Tosha, this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and congrats.

 
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