Love At First Sight

by Joanne James30. January 2016 20:00

I hope you are all enjoying your weekends. So far mine has been spent doing laundry, assisting the James Juniors with their homework (Ted Hughes poetry and an art project today!) and preparing for my technique classes next week. I did find time to finish a card that I started yesterday though: another Valentine's card, using this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the top line of the tic-tac-toe board over at Stamps, Ink, Paper and fitting with the 'love' theme over at Paper Craft Crew too.

   SIP Tic Tac Toe 32 800    Love Theme Challenge 179 for the Paper Craft Crew.

In order to fit in my large sentiment, I went with an unusual 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" sized card - take a look:

I stamped the 'l v e' from the 'Larger Than Life Alphabet and Numbers' stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed them in black, then substituted the 'o' from my 'love' sentiment with the heart from the 'First Sight' set, which I stamped in Real Red on Real Red cardstock, then overstamped again in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for additional shine. I used a piece of Everyday Chic designer series paper for my border panel and finished off my sentiment inside the card with one of the 'Hello You' thinlits and an outline stamped red heart:

 

I even created a custom envelope with some Real Red envelope paper and the help of my trusty Envelope Expert tool, which I also decorated with a stamped red heart.

I love the layers of this card and the letters shine beautifully; I think this may be one of my favourite Valentine's cards that I've ever made. Today's blog title comes from the combination of one of the stamp sets I've used today and the sentiment and it got me thinking - I remember meeting my now husband for the first time and thinking even then he would be the man I would one day marry; I do believe there is such a thing as love at first sight - do you? Do leave me a comment below today's post - I would love to know what you think.  

That's all from me today; back tomorrow with a new card for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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gail townsend
gail townsendUnited Kingdom
1/31/2016 8:35:50 AM #

love this card Joanne, those black letters look stunning, think this is my favourite xx

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Tina Riddle
Tina RiddleUnited States
1/31/2016 4:40:52 PM #

What an awesome card Joanne!  I love your tone-on-tone heart for your "o".  Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

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Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/31/2016 8:34:23 PM #

Great Valentine!  The heart is the perfect O!

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Bev Gerard  /  TexasGrammy
Bev Gerard / TexasGrammyUnited States
2/1/2016 1:33:45 AM #

And this very heart stamp is precisely the stamp that keeps "speaking" to me!  Here's an excellent reason ... right here on your delightful card!  

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Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
2/1/2016 3:07:36 AM #

Joanne this card is awesome! I love the background paper, the bold simple sentiment, and the pretty heart is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for playing along with my Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Stamp Ink Paper!

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Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
2/1/2016 4:21:57 PM #

What a fabulous card!  That sentiment is a wow!!  Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
2/1/2016 9:43:43 PM #

Oh, I love this!  This is so clean and absolutely adorable.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
2/3/2016 1:18:50 AM #

This card is awesome! I love how you stamped the outside heart and the inside is fab too! Thank you so much for participating with us at the Paper Craft Crew this week! We hope to see you for our next challenge!

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Pam Staples
Pam StaplesUnited States
2/3/2016 3:52:48 PM #

Joanne,  I love this card with the Black DSP background and the stamped Love finished with the heart!  Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew.  I look forward to seeing your future creations and love having you play along with the Paper Craft Crew. Pam ~ DT

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Deborah Smart
Deborah SmartCanada
2/3/2016 9:57:13 PM #

I love the classic black, white and red!  Not only is it classic, but classy - just like your card, Joanne.  The extra touches of embossing really make the letters and the design on the heart stand out.  Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew!  ~Deborah

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