February has brought on my inner cupid and I have been obsessed with making Valentines Day Cards. The boyfriend keeps inquiring who these cards are for. I just smile and say not him :) He thinks that V-Day is a made up holiday and therefore hates to celebrate it. Maybe that's why I am going over board. So today I would like to share with you my latest creation.
I have been a fan of Sketchabilities for quite sometime now and just discovered they have a sister site dedicated to card sketches. How cool is that? I used this week's sketch from Cardabilities you can find it here.
I started with a blank card in baby pink ( looks white in the picture). I then used the eraser end of a wooden pencil and stamped the red circle boarder. I really like how each circle is as different amount of ink. While the ink was drying I cut out the key, banner and lock using the Victorian Romance Cartridge for the Cricut.
This card has a lot more little details than I usually do and I'm very pleased on how it turned out. I used a fine tip black Sharpie and made stitches around the red outer section of the lock. I also used the Sharpie to outline the lock pieces. The inner brown piece has a bit of a red tint, I used a sponge to apply the ink. It gives a nice texture. The key I uses Studio G gold glitter glue.
For the inside of the card I used the same newspaper print paper from the front, then mounted a reddish brown card stock on top of to add the sentiment. I had to hand write the sentiment as I don't have any Valentines Day sentiment stamps. I hope to play along with future Cardabilities sketches. Thanks for checking out my latest project.