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I have two children. My daughter Jennifer is 27 and my son Christopher is 25. And two step-sons, Trevor and Adam ages 24 and 26 along with their beautiful wives Emily and Julie and their babies, Noah and Madisyn. I also have I've been married for 12 years to my husband Gary. I'm a full time Junior High Language Arts teacher and stamping is one of my passions. All products I use are from Stampin' Up! Be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view my calendar of events by clicking on the link to the right!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Sweet Valentine

Oh my!  I just sat down to look at a few stamping blogs and realized I hadn't posted in a little while and I have all of these Valentine cards I want to share.  Thought I should get busy because Valentine's Day is only a few days away.

Here is one that I made for my Sweet Valentine.  I need to be extra good to him this year because he did such a wonderful job on my birthday (it was yesterday).  Not only did he give me a dozen red roses, but he also came home from work and made dinner as well.  He even had my favorite cake...chocolate!  He really is good to me.

I decided to use the Artistic Etchings (#118517- $18.95, wood, or #120537- $14.95, clear) stamp set because of the crown.  He is my king and he definitely deserves to be treated that way!  I also used the Notably Ornate (#117098-$23.95, wood or #120561-$17.95, clear) stamp set.  I got the black and red button from an old tin filled with buttons that my grandmother used to have.  Whenever she got rid of something, she always saved the buttons.

The paper is Love Letter DSP (#117162- $9.95) from Stampin' Up!'s current IBC.  I used black Staz-on (#101406-$7.95) to stamp the images in black.  I find that it gives a more vivid impression than regular basic black classic ink.  The red "Amour" is stamped in Riding Hood Red classic ink (#111836-$5.95).  All images were stamped on Very Vanilla card stock (#101650-$8.50).  And the ribbon is the 1 1/4" striped grosgrain in Basic Black (#115615-$9.95).  I used dimensionals to pop up the image and I also added a few Basic Rhinestones to the "Amour" image.  (#119246-$4.95)  I punched the word Amour with the small oval punch.

Hope you like what you see.  I love to hear your comments.  Until next time...

Happy Stamping!

Josie

P.S.  I've enterd this card in my first contest.  Wish me luck!  If you want to enter the contest too, go to the link below.  :)
http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/2011/02/hss-ribbons-lace-theme-challenge-54.html

5 comments:

Sherry said...

Great romantic card. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Rose said...

Soo pretty! I love the shabby-licious look! Thanks so much for playing at HSS this week!

Julie Gearinger said...

This is gorgeous! Love all of the details and I know your Valentine will really appreciate it! Thanks for sharing this with all of us:-)

Anne Marie said...

Josie, this is so fabby vintage-chic! Love how put it all together and your ribbon looks awesome! Thank so much for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! We are so happy you joined in the fun! :)

stampinbygenny said...

I love your Valentine card. So many beautiful details and so vintage. I also love that you used an old button from your grandmother's tin. I too have a tin from my grandma full of buttons that I need to start using for projects. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.