Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hugs & Kisses

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Anne Harmon our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and apparently also Anne's husband's birthday. So for our challenge this week we are to make a masculine Valentine card using nontraditional colors (no red or pink)

Last year I finally got around to purchasing one of Spellbinder's past die of the month kits, Truckin Through the Seasons which I had been wanting for ages. I thought I might try and use this die set throughout the year creating scenes using the various scenes/occasions.  I am not sure I will use it every month, but I will try and use it as many times as I can. Last month I created a beach/summer card using the die set and today I decided to use it for a Valentine's Card. 

This time around I decided to create a Wiper Surprise Card using Mama Elephant's Wiper Surprise die set. You can see a video above of my card in action.

As the challenge was to not use red or pink to create a nontraditional Valentine's card, I decided to go with the colors blue and brown.

I die cut the truck from brown cardstock and shaded around the edges using brown ink. I used the "OXOX" number plate from Spellbinder's So Many Sentiments die set, this die set coordinates with the Truckin Through the Seasons die set.

I die cut the large hearts from Karen Burniston's Heart Pivot Panels die set from various shades of blue cardstock.

I used Lawn Fawn's Grassy Hillside Borders for the front panel, and added a thin strip of grey cardstock to represent a road.

When you pull the sides of the card it reveals  a large heart which has the sentiment "Sending You My Love" this sentiment is from Divinity Designs Fill My Heart stamp set which is included in their January 2020 Blessings Box kit.

I added the birch trees from Lawn Fawn's Birch Trees die set on either side of the card to complete the scene.

I needed something on the top centre portion of the card, so I added a few die cut birds which are from a couple of older Couture Creations die sets.

To finish off the card, I added the cute bear holding the sign, which is a Mama Elephant stamp set. I mixed portions of three sentiments included in the stamp set to create the sentiment on the sign.

I added a panel to the back of the card, for a place to add an additional sentiment which is from Karen Burniston's Word Set 9 - Love die set. This also gives a place to write a personal greeting.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

From the chrome bumper to the "load" of blue hearts, this card is FABulous, Frances!!!

Liz Williams said...

I love that back-end of the truck and how fun it is loaded with those manly blue hearts. I am so envious of your marvelous die collection.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this fabulous pop up design! What a sensational masculine Valentine with your wonderful truckload of love!!

Lois said...

This is great! I love the little surprise of the pop-up heart when you pull the side panel. Great Valentine for any guy!

Vicky Gould said...

Another fabulous creation! How could anyone not love this work of (H0)art!!!