Friday, 12 February 2021

For my Valentine

I wanted to make a Valentine's Day card for Len that wasn't too mushy and also avoided the usual black, red and white I seem to have favoured for his previous V Day cards.

I found a pre-loved stamp set in my NBUS box and followed the example on the back of the packet - bingo! This was the result:

I used: 

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- snippet of white card, bigger than I needed, with the bottom masked off with a Post it

- used SU 'Certainly Celery' mini ink pad and a soft cosmetic brush to blend innk in the green 'grass', then a  very light blue pad for the blended sky

- next stamped the tree using Versafine 'Vintage Sepia, in, the Misti and a stamp from the pre-loved Penny Black ''Love in bloom' stamp set

- removed the Post it note and stamped the word 'Love' onto the white panel at the bottom of the tree, using a stamp from SU's 'Weather Together' stamp set, the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink 

- used my Ziggies (neat/straight from the brush) to colour the leaves - very therapeutic stuff although the brush end itself is very flexible if you're trying to colour small areas

-decided to skip die cutting the rectangle and just trimmed the piece of card with the image and sentiment on to suit then mounted it onto another slightly bigger rectangle of SU's 'Certainly Celery' card

- stuck the front panel onto the card front - all using Collall All Purpose glue - and called it done!

The Penny Black plus the SU 'Weather Together' stamp sets are both NBUS, so I can enter this into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #23 - hooray!

I think Len will like it as it's a bit different and also quite cheerful. We could all do with some cheerful right now!

BTW, he never looks at my blog so am safe posting this beforehand.



28 comments:

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a gorgeous Valentine's day card. I did go for the usual red and black for the one I made for my hubby. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Diane said...

Greetings Diane, what a gorgeous heart tree design.

Hugs diane

Glennis F said...

It looks great, I am sure he will love it

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and I'm sure Len will think so too.
Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Di, I just love your very beautiful card, what a super tree image, hope all is well with you, Kate x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such adorable tree full of hearts!! Love the colours and the clean design, and he band the sentiment. Len will love your card for sure!
Hugs

Kathleen said...

A really lovely card and too right to follow the sample as it looks fabulous.

Kath x

Bunny said...

Lovely love tree. All of the colors are great. I'm sure he will love it. Enjoy your Valentine's Day together. [Bunny]

TK said...

Lovely card, and wonderful idea to stray from "the usual", you gotta keep things new and fresh -- and that it is!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a delightful card Di - I am sure Len will appreciate it!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

A super Valentine card - nice to see something a bit different and I'm sure Len will love it

Lynne said...

A perfect stamp for Valentines Di, not too soppy and fabulous colours x

Sandra H said...

Ooh Di how cute this is so lovely the stamp set is adorable love trees of all kinds nice colours too enjoy your day xx

Lia said...

So sweet of you to make a card for your loved one! And it looks fine with all those hearts!!
Lia xx

Sarn said...

Great idea. It's lovely and colourful and sure to be well-received.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

He has to love this Di, it's a wonderful happy card.
Faith x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely card Di! I'm sure Len will love those cheery colours! Vicky xx

Pam Sebring said...

It’s beautiful!!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww big smooch for Len ... Your love tree is so colourful and gorgeous! Greg never looks at my blog either, great to have peace without them haha

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous stamp it all really pops with the terrific colouring. I just love this card. x

Pat said...

Such a pretty tree with all the different hearts on it Di and am sure Len will love it. x

Darnell said...

I'll bet you were so glad to rediscover you had this NBUS beauty, Di! It is very charming and you did a beautiful job coloring and showcasing it. I can think of lots of occasions where you could use it which makes it even more fabulous. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Linby said...

This looks gorgeous and I am sure he loved it.
L x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di xoxo

Jeanne H said...

What a great idea to make a valentine tree. Fun card to see. Hope your V day was happy.

Brenda said...

Oh I love your Valentine for Len Di! First off that is a cool heart loaded tree stamp! Secondly I love how you can make it look anyway you want from a traditional color Valentine or a non traditional color Valentine. Love, love, love your non traditional colors, your hearts in all those different colors is so fun, festive and cheerful! I bet Len love it! Hugs, Brenda

Karenladd said...

Love this adorable and cheery Valentine card Di...good choice of stamp. I recently bought a set of inexpensive brushes to do blending and am still experimenting with them. I usually blend with the Tim Holtz foam blenders but find the brushes are wonderful for subtle blended backgrounds.

Craftychris said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I bet Len Loved it! Take care and stay safe my friend. Hugs xxxxxxxxx