Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Valentines Card

I was glancing through the challenge blogs for some inspiration, and ended up making a card which used lots of them! Plus I set my own challenge... to make a Valentines card for my husband (never known him look at this blog, so I think I'm safe!) which wasn't too feminine - no bows, flowers, sparkly bits etc.

 I used Basic Grey 'Curio' paper pad, for the Basic Grey Challenges blog,
the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is 'Love Letters'. This is quite a clean and simple card for me, given that I'm not letting myself add any ribbons, stitching, bling or flowers!
At Crafty cardmakers, the challenge is 'Vintage Love' (I love the Basic Grey paper for its vintagey-wallpaper feel)
 and DCM had what I thought was a very hard challenge of only using the colours Cranberry, Slate Grey, Pale Grey and White, but actually this really helped me stick to my not-too-feminine card, so thank you!


Papertake Weekly have an anything goes challenge this week,
and finally Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog have a heart theme.


 I mentioned the Basic Grey Curio paper, plus I also used Karen Berniston's Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts with Circle label die, her 'Birds on a Wire' decorative strip die, and 'Buckle, Heart & Paperclip' Sizzlit. The leaves were a mixture of Sizzix Sizzlit 'Branch with Leaves' and a Martha Stewart punch. I also used a Stampin' Up scalloped border punch, and a metal frame from their Hodgepodge Hardware. I cut out the cardstock behind the frame, and stuck some acetate sheeting behind it, to attach the heart to. Sorry about the artifical lighting... Busy day tomorrow, so got it done tonight whilst in a card-y mood!

19 comments:

  1. Argh, you're so talented Helen! I honestly wouldn't have a clue where to start - as always, I make up for my lack of craftiness by telling everyone about my clever, crafty friend! :-) xx

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    1. So funny! That means the clever, crafty friend would say that they make up for their lack of wittiness by telling everyone about their clever, witty friend! Touché!

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  2. This is so beautiful, Helen! What a unique creation; thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  3. Oh my, what a beautiful card! It's like a piece of artwork!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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  4. Great card and those papers are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Elaine

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  5. Lovely card Helen! Where do you get the time and inspiration? Anna x

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  6. This is a wonderful card for your husband! The DP you have used is lovely and those two birds give your card a very romantic feel. Thanks so much for playing along at CCM! xx

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  7. So beautiful, I love how you have used the Curio papers

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges

    Hugs

    Jo x

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  8. Helen, this is perfection! I love everything about it. EVERYTHING! Wow!

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  9. Gorgeous. I'm looking for PNC ideas. I would also love to see the front of your card... Crafters seem to show the inside of the PNC. Thanks for sharing your talent (via K.Burniston blog)

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    1. Hello! I'm afraid I never seem to decorate the outside of my PNC cards... I should probably give that a go sometime!

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  10. This is my pick of the Pop n cuts dies! I do not own one yet - but this is THE one I must have. Nelda Deakins

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  11. WOW. This is really, really awesome. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays:)

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  12. Wow! Stunning card! Love the warm colors and all the different die cut elements! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  13. A fabulous easel card, I love your design - beautiful papers and a stunning details.

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  14. A beautiful vintage card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

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  15. gorgeous creation hun thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  16. Yowsa! That is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!

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