Thursday, February 5, 2015

Love Ya Silly Valentine

I've been wondering what color combo would be best for the valentines I'm making for five grandsons. I recently got some monster stamps with great sentiments that I planned to use for the boys. Pink and red didn't seem right, at least not alone. When I saw the combo at ColorQ this week, I knew that adding that pumpkin pie orange to the pinks and reds would be more masculine. I had some pieces of reversible Black and Sunset with the tiny words "ha ha ha" all over.  Here's their color swatch:

I used this sketch from Deconstructed Sketch 187:
Deconstructed Sketch No. 187

Here's my card. I cut the hearts on the Cricut.

I had fun stamping the little monster. I used Sunset ink then rolled the top edges in my oldest ink, Holiday Red, the style used by CTMH before they made acrylic stamps. After I cut him out, I used a 0.3 pigment pen to outline his heart and a few features. All of the materials are from CTMH except the red glitter paper, which is unknown. All of the papers are old, mostly VERY old (the boys don't mind!). I've cut multiple hearts and paper strips so I can make the other four "boy" cards when I scrapbook with friends this weekend. The other images and sentiments can be seen at the end of this post. Along with their sentiments, they're a hoot!
Thank you for visiting.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
colorQ #278 - above
Creative Moments #61 - anything goes with option Love
Dream Valley #99 - Valentine's Day
Shopping Our Stash #187 - use your oldest ink (Holiday Red, oldest style)
The Male Room #3 - Valentine (for a boy)
Tuesday Throwdown #230 - monster mash


Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Oh goodness - this is ridiculously adorable!!! The glitter is a great touch!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh that is about the cutest stamp set evah!! Makes a fab Valentine!! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for our "Gettin' Inky" challenge!!

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Love that little monster and your design with that sketch is just perfect for him. Love the color combo too! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Chana said...

Very nicely composed and excuted! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash.
Chana, DT

Lisa Mensing said...

This is too cute! Love the sentiment that you used, perfect. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.

Michelle Kinder said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin challenge.

Claire said...

I love that you're making valentines for your grandsons - so sweet! This is so adorable...what a cute stamp set! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Chana said...

Fabulous take on both challenge! Very nicely done! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash.

Vickie Y said...

So stinkin' cute! Made me giggle! Thank you for sharing with us at Cuttin and Stampin Challenge.

Deborah Frings said...

Such a fun Valentine! I do like the addition of orange - works perfectly. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!!

Indy said...

Love the orange and black with the traditional colors of Valentine's! That little monster is perfect for a boy! So glad you were inspired by our masculine theme challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and so Sweet. Thank you so much for playing us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Bianca said...

You have made such a lovely project! I love your colorcombo too! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX