Monday, 3 February 2014

Valentine meets Flower shop and 'En Français'

hi all and hope you had a lovely weekend

and it certainly turned out to be far better than I was expecting - it was so nice to see it bright and sunny out there for a change.  It just lightens the mood.  So hope it was the same story where you were.

Which is possibly more than can be said for my card this week, though.

I had Happy Valentine's day in mind  - but to be honest its turned out with a far more sombre feel to it, than I really had in mind.

What do you think?

Well I was back on my Very Vanilla card stock, meets  'En Français' background stamp, as a starting point, again sponged for a bit of interest but this time matted onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock though, in honour of Valentine's day!.

language of Love-clockworks-flower-shop-See-ya-later
I added the 3 punched flowers, some toning stamping from Clockworks, Flowering Flourishes, and the little hearts from the Language of Love set..  Well,  I was trying to aim for dark and velvety - a bit like yummy chocolate with a touch of  sophistication thrown in. It might have been the intention - but it does need lifting somehow I think...

But with those flowers placed the way they are  - had thought to enter it for the current challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays where this week they want to see  things 'Over the edge' - but uhm... may not quite fit the bill as regards the 'CAS' bit - but shall cross my fingers.

and inside...
my current stamp set of the moment for 'all thoughts Valentine' - from the See Ya Later stamp set.


The little heart from the Two Step Owl Punch was a necessary addition as I dropped the sponge dauber whilst going round the edges, luckily it hit just the one spot - instantly covered up with that little heart ! You know what the say about 'Necessity being the mother of invention'!

...and of course no card would be complete without lovely packaging of some sort - so this is what I came up with.

Envelope punch board to the rescue, and some leftover scraps of designer series  paper, cherry cobbler seam binding and the 'Just for you stamp'  from the Label Love stamp set, punched with the matching Artisan punch and this was the result.

Stampin Up recipe for this card:
Stamp Sets: Language of Love, Flower Shop, Clockworks, En Français, 
See Ya Later, Flowering Flourishes
Inks: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip.
Cardstock/Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla. any toning paper for envelope
Punches: Flower Punch, Two Step Owl Punch, 
Artisan Label punch
Other Essentials: Stampin Up dimensionals, toning candy dots, sponge daubers, 
Stamp-a-majig, .Envelope Punch board, seam binding

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well, having had a 2nd opinion from he who likes to comment - and in whose hands I had left today's photo-shoot,  am thinking am not going to be getting much peace til I re-work this somewhat. - but can also see him thinking, 'well this can't be mine, then..'  

So, he'll just have to wait and see, wont he?
but til next time - and have a lovely week.


  1. Love your flowers over the edge. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. I think there's something wonderfully gothic about the dark velvety flowers and the flowing script Jan! The question is - who does he think it's for then?!!! Vicky x

    1. hee hee - good question, Vicky!
      nother puzzle for him methinks!


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