Saturday, February 1, 2014

D.P. Kissy Lips Valentine

Happy February! This is the month for so many celebrations, but in this house Valentine's Day gets the biggest celebration. We always go out for dinner in a nice restaurant on that day. My husband has been asking me for over a week what I wanted for Valentine's Day. He keeps telling me that all he wants is a card. In this family, cards are one of the important ways that we give each other special messages. I've been madly in love with this man for many years and am so glad that the feeling is mutual.

I will be posting a number of cards in the next two weeks. This card will only be for my hubby.  If you have a hubby or significant other that likes this kind of card, I'll try to explain how I did it. I used the computer and Photoshop to combine images and sentiments from Doodle Pantry's Kissy Lips image set that was introduced in January.

I wanted the outside of this card to be CAS (clean and simple). I cut out an array of lips that I'd designed for the envelope flap. Three extra lips cut out individually were pop dotted over three of the lips in the array. The sentiment was printed in the corner before I embossed the white panel with the Paper Studio "Tiny Hearts" embossing folder. The finished white panel was matted with black glitter paper, my only embellishment.

The inside has one kissy lip rotated 20% counterclockwise using Photoshop. I copied and pasted 4 of the sentiments onto a 4" x 6" page. I added two half-inch strips of the black glitter paper on the inside.

I ran my red envelope through the printer, printing the S.W.A.K. on the back. I had reduced the size of the kissy lips to 1" width and copied and pasted repeatedly into the pattern below onto a 4" x 6" page. In photoshop I always flatten then save the entire document as a jpg. After printing it on regular printer paper, I traced the envelope flap around the image and cut out. I actually designed the envelope flap first then printed it two more times to make the portion I cut out for the front of the card.

If you like these images or sentiments, you can find this set here at Doodle Pantry.

I'm sharing this card and envelope with the following challenges:

A Creative Romance - show us some love
Aud Sentiments Challenge #99 - sharing the love
C.R.A.F.T. #244 - Love/Valentines
Fun with Shapes -#153 - Valentine
Jellypark Friends - lots of love
MilkCoffee - Valentines/Love
PaperCrafting Journey - emboss that
SweetPea Stampers - Valentines/Love
Totally Papercrafts #204- Clean and Simple


KraftyKoolKat said...

What fantastic embossing. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT Member

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a lovely valentines card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Jane Savage said...

Fabulous! Original and bold what amazing designs.
Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

Claudia said...

Hi Vickie, wow, so many kisses, this is a great idea and well done.

We are pleased so much that you are joining us with our Challenge of fwsam. Since there is now something to win, the special rulesare valid. So the work shown may join at the same time only up to 3 other challenges.

Thank you for your participation in the Fun with Shapes and more Challenge and for your understanding. We hope that the next time you are here again.

Hugs Claudia

Lozzy T said...

What a great card, love you design with the lips..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping to see you again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love the lips and the way you have decorated even the envelope! Super cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our Lots of Love challenge!

paper fun said...

Very cute. I think the envelope is me favorite part. Great design.

Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Pea Stampers.


Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely sweet fun card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Valentine's Day/Love' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning card you have made with "kissing lips". It fits our challenge this fortnight of “Valentine’s day/love”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

carol said...

WOW lovely creation, so glad you shared your card wth us at CRAFT x carol

sue jones said...

super cute !Thanks so much for joining in with the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this time. Good luck :) Sue

Chris said...

love all those smoochie lips, they are just fabulous and perfect for our challenge. thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So cute, I am loving the lips and also the embossed hearts. Thanks so much for playing at Jellypark Friends this time:)