Hey everyone! I finally made Joel’s valentine today. About time, right? He’s really difficult to make cards for; he cares more about what’s written inside the card than what it looks like on the outside. I guess that’s fair 😉 But it does make it difficult for me to make cards for him! Anyway, I sat down to create his valentine and started to think about song lyrics that mean something to us. I came up with a lyric and started going through all of my stamps, stickers, paper, etc to find each of the words in the lyric, and that’s how I decided on the color scheme. I could have made it fit into a more traditional color scheme, but I really liked one of the stickers I found and figured what the heck? Paper Crafts Connection recently had a post about “Fashion Forward Valentines,” so the idea was already in the back of my mind.
Anyway, here’s the card I came up with:
The line is from “You and Me” by Dave Matthews, a song we considered for our first dance at our wedding. The song has a funky meter, so we ultimately decided on something else. I’m saving that one for our first anniversary 🙂 Sappy, I know 🙂
So, yes, the whole color scheme came about because of the “together” sticker. What goes well with orange? I thought. Blue, of course! I stamped the “you & me” with VersaMark and embossed it with white embossing powder. The “can do” I stamped in orange and clear embossed. “Anything” I spelled out using bubble stickers from my stash, and “baby” was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I knew I wanted a little extra something, so I added the brads in the corners and the twine across the middle. The inside I left completely blank so I had plenty of room to write a sappy note 🙂 Sorry, you don’t get to read it 😛
Here are a couple close-ups for you:
What are your feelings on non-traditional or “fashion forward” valentines?