Monday, February 8, 2010

Black Jack Valentine

This weekend HWNSNBP and I went to an Orchid Show.  It was a bit of an adventure as we took an indirect route there which involved reading maps.  But we got there and the flowers were beautiful and I took lots of pictures.  I'll put up a slide show of them later this week.  I couldn't bring myself to purchase an orchid as the one's that I really liked ran in the $45 - $50 range.  Instead we picked up two smaller plants.  One is a miniature African Violet in a cute little urn with birds on it that we both liked.  The other is this little blue plant in a green self-watering pot that I really fell in love with. 

When I saw the CAS challenge today and browsed the Candy Crate inspiration website I knew that I wanted to do a Valentine and this was my inspiration..........

and here is my card............

See my little blue flower - it was a ... uh huh.... to cut out but I'm hoping HWNSNBP will know that it's there for him. 

The quick recipe:  stamp is from Holiday Best, embossed in White on Basic Black cs.  I stamped the flower portion in Basic Gray on Whisper White cs and colored it with my SU markers.  Then I cut the flowers out and glued them over the white embossed ones.  I used the large oval punch which just fit around the image.  Then I added the white stripes on each side and the punched oval to the Bashful Blue background.  This is not a standard size - it's 5 x 3.

Not your typical Valentine colors, I know.   What would you use for non-traditional Valentine colors?


  1. The color of those flowers are gorgeous! Can't wait to see your slide show! I need a taste of SPRING!!! Great card too!!!

  2. Love the blue flowers!
    For non-traditional Valentines colours I would use sivler & lavender..only becaue I like those colours:-) Or even chocolate & lavender/silver...

  3. I love the inspiration and resulting with the black and blue!


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