A Non-traditional Valentine

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:

Joel's Valentine

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:

You & Me Valentine for Joel

Joel's Valentine 2

What are your feelings on non-traditional or “fashion forward” valentines?

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3 thoughts on “A Non-traditional Valentine

  1. kathycnc says:

    Love this non-traditional Valentine, and it is perfect for Joel, because it incorporates his favorite colors and one of his favorite things: music! So creative, so out of the box and just fabulous…you rocked it on this one, girlie!

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