Wednesday, February 9, 2011

HEC #14 - Handwritten Valentine

Last month I missed out on playing along with Ted's Happily Ever Crafter challenge.  I had a whole month to make a card and I still missed it.  This month I was determined to join the challenge.  Ted has some of the most clever challenges. 

This month we are to create a Valentine's Day card.  Easy enough...BUT...a handwritten sentiment is required on the front AND the inside.  UGH!!  I never like my handwriting.  So here's my card:


After THREE attempts at writing neatly and trying to include a cute sentiment, I took the easy way out and just wrote *Love*.  One word was about all I could handle by the end:)  Seriously though, it was fun to give this a try.  Don't think I'll do it again anytime soon.

Card Details:
  • Stamped polka dots on vellum in Berry Sorbet (attached to base with scor-tape -- not visible at all)
  • Used Mat Stack 4 die cut for sentiment panel
  • Hearts are cut out and popped up for dimension
  • Decorated edges of die cut with silver paint pen

Here's the inside:






All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted

Stamps:  Polka Dot Basics II, Blooming Button Bits, heart from Inque Boutique
Paper:  white, vellum
Ink:  Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy
Accessories:  Copic markers: R32, R35, silver paint pen (marvy),Mat Stack 4 die, black Zig pen

17 comments:

Renee said...

Sara your handwriting is gorgeous!
I thought the front was a stamp!
So we now add handwriting to your talents as well because the card is gorgeous!

carolj said...

Beautiful card. So simple, but striking.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute Valentine card Sara! Your handwriting is beautiful and it fits the image perfectly! Hugs ~S~

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty, and you have very nice handwriting!

leish said...

Love this card. I must admit, berry sorbet is growing on me! And you handwriting is beautiful and elegant!

Ted said...

Sara, we're always our worst critics! I love this card and you do have lovely handwriting. Thanks for playing along! :)

Kay said...

I love the little heart flowers- this is so sweet!

~Tammy~ said...

This turned out great! Your handwriting is beautiful!

Jen said...

Looks like three times is a charm in your case. Lovely card. Worth all the effort. I adore the loveheart flowers too.

honugurl16 said...

I love it! It's funny how we don't like our own handwriting. I look back and realize my mom definitely hated her writing. Now that she's gone, I cherish everything I have that she's written. Her writing brings back a lot of memories. Your writing is gorgeous, and it's you. It adds a great touch to the card.

Suzanne said...

Sara, this is perfect! I love the polka dots and all of the colors. Like you, I can't seem to find a sentiment stamp for everything. For some reason, I don't have anything (that I can find anyway) that just says Happy Valentine's Day. LOL!

christy compton hall said...

Not only handwriting, but a hand drawn border for the mat stack! It looks GREAT, an that is a wonderful idea.

Amy said...

Well Sara, I love your handwriting and that doodling you did around the mat stack! How clever and makes for a beautiful card!!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ...... What a beautiful card you have created here young lady!!!

~Laurie said...

What a super cute card! And your handwriting is wonderful!

Joan B said...

absolutely beautiful!!!!

Laurie said...

This is so sweet! I love those hearts! What a fun idea! And your handwriting is gorgeous!