When I think of hearts, love and Valentine's Day I always think of mittens. I suppose it brings back memories of growing up in the midwest and my favorite guy and I holding hands walking in the snow. We would be going to High School Pep Band or solo contest or some other musical event and we would both have on our mittens to keep our hands warm so we could play our instruments! Ah, yes, that was a while ago ----32 years. But wait. We still hold hands and wear mittens, I still have to keep my hands warm to play gigs, and best of all... it's the same guy! Wow, funny how so many things change and yet they're still the same!
Ok, I started this with digression so I'll move on to the card! My card base is CTMH Desert Sand and the background is from CTMH Pear & Partridge (retired). I believe the colors of the mittens are CTMH Hollyhock and Smoothie. I used Ruby ink with a chevron stamp and Blush ink with the heart stamp. Both stamps are from the CTMH "Whooo's Your Valentine?" The mittens were cut from CTMH Artiste and popped off with 3-D foam tape. The Smoothie heart was embossed with the Heart M-Bossabilities folder. The tops of the mittens are embossed with a Cuttlebug Swirls folder.
The sign post was cut from Smoothie cardstock welding 2 banners from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge. I then wrapped it in the CTMH Washi Tape from the Cloud Nine Kit. The hearts were cut from Artiste in Smoothie and Colonial White. The sentiment was printed from Artbooking with Cri-Kits; I'm really enjoying working with those! I then colored in the letters with a gel pen and popped the white heart off the card.
I embellished with some scrap pearls, CTMH Pink Glitter Gems and a pink ribbon.
The inside of the card is paper with Blush ink smudged on it. I then used a leftover from where I had cut some hearts to smudge the hearts in the corners. The border was made with the chevron stamp on Smoothie cardstock. The stamp in the middle is from the Cloud Nine stamp set.
This card is making its way over to the following challenge blogs:
Bitten by the Bug 2 Love
Heart 2 Heart Hearts
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Red/Pink/White
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This is so cute. Love the mittens and the hearts, color.ReplyDelete
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Awww this is so cute!! You need those mittens out there today in my neck of the woods, as we had an ice storm last night into this morning, so we are wrapped in ice. I loved your story and I love your card!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)ReplyDelete
What a clever idea! Love the little mittens! Thanks for joining BBTB2ReplyDelete
What a fabulous card!! Love the mittens and the great hearts. Thank you so very much for joining out 'Valentine Heart' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)ReplyDelete
LOVE it!!! Thanks for playing along with H2H!ReplyDelete
So pretty! Love the mittens. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.ReplyDelete
Adorable card! Love the way you used the Cri-kits for your sentiment. Thanks for playing along with FCCB this week!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute card and I love how personal you made it - so special! Thanks for joining the Seeing Red challenge at FCCB!ReplyDelete
Super cute card! LOVE those mittens - the papers are fabulous! Thanks for the story - so sweet :) Thanks for joining us over at FCCB and BBTB2 this week!ReplyDelete
How sweet. Thanks for sharing the story behind your project. Love these mittens and the papers. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H Challenges.ReplyDelete
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Ohhh , I just love this super sweet card !!! Those mittens are just so cute !! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !!ReplyDelete
How appropriate to have mittens on a card for valentine's. Especially around here. We have had the snowiest and coldest winter. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.ReplyDelete
Aww Adorable mitten and hearts. great combo for Valentine's. Thanks for joining us at FCCB. KimReplyDelete
Great card, I love the papers that you used and that both mitten's are different. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!ReplyDelete
Really cute card! Love the mittens :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing at H2H