Thursday, February 4, 2010

Luv U

You've probably noticed that every Friday I post a card I've made with Sew Many Cards images. This Friday is no exception, but this Friday is also special since, Sew Many Cards has a sponsor this week. The Design Team has been given images from The Cutting Cafe to use in our weekly creations.

The Cutting Cafe images are wonderful, love-themed images, perfect for this month in which we celebrate Valentine's Day. Oh, and on the 4th my dear sweet husband and I also celebrated our anniversary, so this is indeed a month of love.

For my card, I used part of the Cutting Cafe's Valentine 2 image from the All About Valentines Day set. The image really is a set of four letters L O V E and the word you. But I wanted to be a tad bit creative, so I took my square punch and punched out just three of the letters and used a conversation heart with the words Luv U from the same set in place of the "O".

I wanted the letters to have some color, so I sponged some Stampin' UP! ink onto them, first in Pixie Pink and then with just a touch of Gable Green. I also sponged (quite heavily) Pixie Pink ink onto the Luv U heart.

To complement this Cutting Cafe image, I used the Toga with Flowers in Mouth image from Sew Many Cards. This turtle is too too cute! I love his eyes. To give Toga some dimension, I printed the image twice so I could pop his head and the flowers he's carrying up off of the image with his body.

I added some heart-shaped brads to complete the love theme. The flowers border was created with a Martha Stewart punch. And of course, I needed some bright pink ribbon to add a bit of color.

I hope you'll check out the images available at both The Cutting Cafe and Sew Many Cards... and be sure to have fun creating a card this month for the one you love.

Luv U!

Images: The Cutting Cafe All About Valentines and Sew Many Cards Toga with Flowers
Ink: Stampin' UP! Gable Green and Pixie Pink and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Gable Green, Pixie Pink, and Summer Sun
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: brads, Ofray grosgrain ribbon


dweatter said...

He is adorable!!!! I LOVE THIS CARD!

~Jeri~ said...

awwww just adorable Jeanette!!! You done an awesome job with both of these images. I love how versatile they are with each other and you done Sew Many Cards and The Cutting Cafe proud as always! said...

You did a wonderful job on this card!! Love how you merged everything together!! It looks wonderful!

Darlene said...

Another masterpiece, Jeanette!! Toga is SO CUTE!
I like this layout and how you used the DP and punched the letters. So creative.

April said...

Love how you popped Toga's head and flowers....he sure is a cutie!

Michelle said...

Great card! Toga is just adorable. I really like the dimension that you gave the card.

DesertBuni said...

Great card! Love how you combined the 2 images!

Anonymous said...

What a cute card Jeanette..your blog is so much fun and you are so creatvie....♥♥♥ thanks for sharing your talent.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

WONDERFUL work as always Jeanette, LOVE this card!!

Cheri said...

lovely - that's all I've got to say - lovely

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jeanette I have the pleasure of coming back to see your lovely cards I have just been having another look through and you have a wonderful talent. I have also come to thank you for the image I won on the SMC blog hop which I so enjoyed and I am thrilled that I won your image. I have become a follower because you have so much inspiration.
Lorraine x