Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blue Valentine

I have mentioned before that I am surrounded by men and boys in my life.  I grew up the only girl with four boys (two older and two younger). And now, I have two sons and no daughters.  So girly is not really part of my life and never has been. (I know I've mentioned this before, but I always feel the need to clarify when I post something very not girly).

When I was planning for my Valentines Class, I wanted to do something that was whimsical and boyish but not necessarily "masculine."  This is what I came up:

Colors: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White.  Stamps: Occasions Alphabet.  Big Shot: Tasteful Trim Bigz XL, Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Punches: Heart and Modern Label.  Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine, and Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack.
I got the idea to do the paper-pierced hearts from a card I saw on Pinterest. (Where else? Right.)  It adds some extra texture and balances hearts on the other side of the card.

I thought this card would be perfect to give to my sons or cute nephews for Valentines Day.  But it isn't so boyish that you couldn't give it to a girl as well.


The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cute card!

Yapha said...

What a great "boy" Valentine! I love the paper piercing hearts, and I had totally forgotten about that V is for Valentine stamp!

Katherine said...

I love the color combination on this!

Jen Timko said...

I love the colors and the piercing idea is fabulous!

Adriana Benitez said...

Fun colors and layout. This would work for anyone!