Sunday, February 1, 2015

Whimsy Hearts

Well, the Super Bowl is on and since I am not that big on football I decided to make a couple cards at least. I wanted to make some masculine designs for the gentlemen shut-ins to whom I will be sending valentines. So I remembered I had this neat Heart Border Die by Whimsy Stamps and thought it would work great with an inlaid design. So that is what I did.


My base card is kraft card stock. I then cut out a border with the red and the white card stock and combined the colors together to create some clean and simple cards with an inlay of the hearts in the opposite colors. 

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Stately Flowers 6 set by Melanie Muenchinger. I think I have used this on almost all of my cards this year as I just love the pretty font design. I used embossing powders to make the sentiments pop more too!

My card was then finished by adding some red and white twine and tying a bow on the top of the card. I think twine is a good way to add fiber to a masculine card. 

Well, since we were not attending a party tonight or having one it was a "given" I would have to do some Super Bowl Card Making with my own type of party. And, I enjoyed every bit of it too.

I hope you are having a good Sunday evening no matter what you are doing as well! Time now for some Super Bowl munchies.

God bless,
Verna

16 comments:

Angelica Schmidt said...

Your heart's are beautiful on the Kraft cardstock! Perfect masculine cards! My husband likes to watch football, I'm not into football either. Have a Blessed evening!

Ina said...

Loving these 2 Verna. Simply STUNNING. Fabulous layouts. Love the kraft with the red and white - perfect.

Terri Weber said...

Very nice, Verna! I thought I would do some card making while the game was on too, but alas... I took a short nap, made supper, cleaned up after supper and messed around on the computer! I do have to get one card done, though, a custom one that I sold on my Etsy Shop today. Needs to go out tomorrow to the customer. Thanks for sharing! I always love seeing your work, even if I don't always take the time to comment!

Karen Hasheck said...

Love that die- great cards! I also made some cards today- and I watched the game too.

Susan Sieracki said...

Absolutely fantastic cards Verna! WOW...I love them!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards Verna! Love the hearts.

Karen Shirey said...

Verna, I am loving the red hearts on kraft.... super cute layout! <3

Barbara said...

You are too funny! Having your own Super Bowl card making party. I watched the game, but I should have been making a card. My supplies were put away, but they come out today. I love these cards and I an inspired to create.

Olga Moore said...

Verna, I just love the "results" of your own Super Bowl Party! They are winners!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards - I just love red and kraft together - fabulous masculine combo!

Shari M said...

This is a super one for the men. Love the die cut and the craft instead of a darker brown,

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this border die. And love that you inlayed some of the hearts, just gorgeous! Wonderful masculine Valentine cards - well done. Oh, and I love the kraft too.

Asha said...

A truly beautiful card, Verna. The red on kraft is a simple yet striking combo. Fabulous!
hugs, Asha

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Verna! Happy wishes from FL to you - GREAT use of Kraft CS and the die cuts on the diagonal look fabulous! What a wonderful design idea, which I hope to remember (LOL) when I craft using borders. hugs, de

Gail said...

These are adorable. I recently did your technique of stamping with 2 different papers and then filling in the hearts with the other color on my card on Craft-Dee BowZ. It's such a pretty look! I love the kraft background on these...it makes the red and white just pop off the page! Hugs, Gail

Lisa Babitz said...

I love the red and white on the kraft background! Beautiful cards!!