Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine Defined

I had fun yesterday playing with my new SU goodies, Valentine Defined and the patterned paper that goes with it. Unfortunately, the DP uses one of my most UN-favorite SU colors--Basic Gray--I liked Going Gray SO much better. But I tried to keep an open mind. On this first card I used an old Mojo Monday sketch that went really well with this image and sentiment. I stamped the flowers in Real Red on Whisper White and glittered each tiny heart. The "o" in "Love" is a rhinestone brad. I used my SU embossing folder on the Basic Gray strip and glittered some Real Red Brads. It's pretty, but I still don't like Basic Gray.
On this card I wanted to use the split negative technique on the flamingoes. It turned out pretty cute. I also used Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. Card Base is Basic Gray again, not black; it looks black in the pic.
On this last card I used Brushed Silver instead of Basic Gray, and I like it better. The birds are die cut using SU's movers and shapers Sizzix dies. Heart is Embosslit (pink) and SU punch (red DP). Rhinestones finish off the corners. This might make a nice wedding card in different colors. There is no stamping on this card.
Thanks for dropping by today! Happy stamping!


Chris said...

these are fabulous!! the flamingo is my fave!!

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful job on all of these. Great images and DP;)

Michele L. said...

Amy great cards!
my favorite is the split negative with the flamingo.
You know I was thinking about getting that stamp set and then I took it off my wishlist but now it's going to go back on!

Jen A said...

Amy these are over the top! I love the ruffle on the pink and grey. And the whispy heart flowers...hmmm do I need more heart stamps?

Angela said...

Awesome cards! Love that new DP and I confess...I love the Basic Gray color (I used it in place of black or chocolate for matting layers). Well done!

Banu said...

Beautiful cards Amy..that Flamingo card is my ab fab fav...ooh!! Very nice.