Sunday, February 3, 2013

Masculine I Heart You

I found this background paper "somewhere" on the internet as a free download.
  Would love to give credit, but quite honestly I forgot where I found it.
  I stained it with a Memento Bahama Blue in pad and added
 Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to give it some shimmer and shine.

The Cardabilities Sketch #68 was the layout inspiration. 
 The colors were inspired by a challenge from a week ago or so but
 I had company and never finished it -
 so I saved it and modified it a bit and it works perfectly for

 Digi Darla's "Winter Blues" (lots of blues) and

Come and Get It - Tic Tac Toe
 (I got three in this Bingo: 
 Glitter, Blue and Paper Piercing
Glitter Embossing and Black
Black, Gems and Ribbon)

And all of these blues and silver make it a perfect 
Love/Valentines" card for the
 in your life, and it works for
  Stampin With The Dragon - Love Is In The Air and 
Card Makin' Mamas - I'm In The Mood For Love
Digi Design's  - Valentine's and/or Love Challenge
 (they also have a "Mini" DT Call for anyone interested).

Several of the challenges I wanted to enter required buttons.  Not having any, I used a tip I found on
Top Tip Tuesday - and sliced a cork very thin, added a few holes and viola - I had my button.  I added some color to it, but it didn't show well.   After all this, I ended up NOT using the button.  I just didn't care for the way it looked on the card.

Additional challenges I'm entering with this card are: 

Papertake Weekly - Tie Up Your Loose Ends :) (a bow)
Clear It Out Theme: Circles  Stash:  Anything
(they also have a DT Call)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Challenge 81 - Circles
Love To Create - #50 Anything Goes With A Sentiment
Catch The Bug - February Anything Goes
(this circle die from 
Cricut's Best Images of 2006
 is getting a work out)
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything With A Die Cut
Creative Craft Challenges2  - Challenge 2 - Bling It Up
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
A Card A Day - Week beginning January 28th
Bunny Zoe's - Celebrate
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Lady Anne's  - Anything Goes with a Stamp


  1. gorgeous card, love all the glitter
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  2. Pretty all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  3. Such a colourful card, with lots of lovely detail. Thank you for joining us at Love to Create this week.

  4. Trudy,
    The blue's and pewter really work very well. Somehow the music made it seem so much more romantic. It is a very beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and we really appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  5. Ah this is lovely, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

  6. The glitter technique on this is just amazing, and it sparkles like a diamond! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork in our challenge, and please come back soon so that we can see more of your amazing art. You were definitely created to be creative!!!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Great tip and pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  8. Great take on the sketch #68. Thanks for joining Cardabilities. /Malin

  9. Fabulous card Trudy, love the icy blue, great backgrounds, also....thank you for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges 2, this week, good luck hun xxxx

  10. Such a nice care you have created, love the colour you have chosen. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  11. Great shine and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  12. Love your glittery card. Wonderful work! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!

    JO ANN

  13. Gorgeous Glitter!! Love that Cuttlebug embossing folder ;D
    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT!
    Red (DT)

  14. What a great project, its perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our February Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

  15. Love the layout, sparkle and colors! Thanks so for stopping by! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our “Februrary Anything goes”challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  16. Lovely card. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at SDD and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT