Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cardabilities #67

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.


  1. What a cool technique!! A fabulous effect that works really well with your card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cardabilities!

  2. WOW! Gorgeous card, love the colors and great take on the sketch... thanks for joining us at Cardabilities ... SK :)