Sunday, January 17, 2016
Non-traditional Valentine's Day card in orange and black
I like Valentine's Day and not just for the chocolate, although that is a point in its favor. Valentine's Day to me is a way to show those we love we care about them, not just our sweethearts and husbands. This card is going to my cousin back in the States. It's a combination Valentine's Day/Thank You card, as inside I've thanked him again for his Christmas gifts and wished him a Happy Valentine's Day.
This is the nicest thing about a home made card – you can personalize it as you wish. I doubt seriously I'd have found a Valentine's Day/Thank You card in the shops.
This isn't a romantic Valentine's Day card – I didn't want anything too mushy – so I chose these non-traditional colors and focal digistamp, paper piecing the stamp instead of coloring it. I did add an orange heart and orange heart ribbon though, for a little Valentine's touch. Instead of using the sentiment that came with the stamp, I instead rounded my own sentiment using Candy Round BTN font along a curving text path in CraftArtist, as I've done on this Tropical Santa and Penguin cards (the Penguin card has more info on how to do this).
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Ashley digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Sweet 'n' Sassy Orange You Sweet
Dies – Die-namics circle stax, Artemio scallopped circle die
Embellishments – wooden heart, button, twine, ribbon
Font – Candy Round BTN
I'm linking up with: 2 Creative Chicks #6 – Anything Goes, Sisters of Craft January – Anything Goes, Bastel-Traum #37 – Valentine, Your Scrapbook Place January – Anything Goes, and Crafting with Friends #12 – Anything Goes.