Monday, January 12, 2009

IHP DT Valentine's Challenge

The conversation went something like this;

"So, I have to do a challenge for Kate for Monday. We need to make a Valentine for someone who isn't our sweetheart." - Me
"What's a sweetheart?" -12yoDD
"Like how your dad is my sweetheart." - Me
"Oh! I get it. That sounds old." -12yoDD
"ANYWAY! If I made a Valentine, what do you think it should look like?" - Me
"Um, no pink." -12yoDD
"Big surprise there. Anything else?" - Me
"Nope - just no pink." -12yoDD

By the way, she's not big on red either. So, a purple valentine it is. Not so easy peasy. However, this isn't for me so too bad so sad, eh?

I opted for 2 sets - Birthday Cupcake and Sweet Hearts. I used papers from my Eva 6x6 pad. She really loves these papers, except that she thinks they could have done without the pink. Oh brother! I took the xoxoxoxox strip from the sweet hearts set and boxed in the cupcake. One of my absolute favourite things about acrylic sets is that the images and sentiments can be changed by curving them on the mounting block. Don't even think about asking me how many times I have done this accidently... Not cool. I'm getting better at remembering to do a quick sample on scrap paper BEFORE stamping on the almost finished product.

I used copic markers to colour the cupcake, a few crystal stickles to bling up the sprinkles, and some heart ghost shapes in the corner. I used 1/8" tackytape with glitter on the striped dp.

She's going to be over the moon!

Be sure to check out what the other i {heart} papers design team members did for this challenge;

Kendra -- and she has BLOG CANDY!!!!!!

stamps; sweet hearts (Impression Obsession), Birthday Cupcakes (Inkadinkado)
paper; Eva 6x6 pad (basic grey), coconut smoothie, santiago, rome (bazzill)
ink; espresso (adirondack by ranger), versamark (tsukineko)
accessories; white grosgrain (offray), adhesive rhinestones (unknown), wonderland pee wee kit (art institute glitter), corner rounder (ek success), crystal stickles (ranger), Circle Scallop #2 (Sizzix), label dies (cuttlebug by provocraft), white ep (tsukineko), copic markers


{pam} said...

first . . . let me say that your card is adorable . . . purple or not! i made christmas cards that were pink and blue. they're our cards . . . we can do what we want!!! LOL!!!!

second . . . after reading your post . . . i felt like a dork that i didn't have a reader with blogs in it! thanx for moving into the current century . . . i know a reader with far too many "new" items to read! LOL!!!

{pam} said...

k. . . guess i shoulda proofed that last message before posting . . . even bigger dork now! sorry!!! last sentence should read:

thanx for moving ME into the current century . . . i NOW HAVE a reader with far too many "new" items to read! LOL!!!

off to proofread this message! LOL!!

{pam} said...

wow . . . i REALLY feel like a dork now! i had several windows open when i went to make my original post . . . went back to look at your blog and realized i was making the wrong comment to the wrong blog! so now you are thinking . . . who is this crazy lady and get her off my blog! LOL!!! i apologize for the craziness and will definitely be checking your blog in the future as I love your stuff!!! SORRY!!!!

Deb said...

heheh! This post made me laugh! Anytime you wanna do pink, you can send it to me! ;) I do love the purple too! I think this came out gorgeous!

Cathleen said...

This is such a cute post! And such a cute card! Love the purple!

whoistracy said...

This turned out so cute!

Dee Jackson said...

Super cute card!!

Kendra said...

Very fun card - i like the purple!

Lori said...

Cute! Love the curved "xoxoxo"s.

LeAnne said...

Cute! Don't worry, she'll probably change her mind somewhere along the line about "pink"! I think this is quite special, esp. with the Eva papers!

i {heart} papers said...

I love the purple!! Tell your DD it was a good call. :)

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