Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Dazzling Valentine

Hi Everyone!

Wednesday has rolled around again (how does that happen so quick?) and it is time for another Add a Little Dazzle Challenge.  This week we have an Inspiration Challenge and it is just in time for those Valentine cards.

And here is your Inspiration Photo~

I went with the colors and a simple design, mimicking the cup of hot cocoa,  that is a perfect masculine card.  I work with teachers and Valentines cards are one of two themes of cards that they most frequently request.  I can never have too many masculine Valentine cards!

I started with the sketch from CAS(e) This Sketch~

 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "H is for..."  In this case, 'H' is for hearts.

I took the chevrons from Curtain Call- Kissing Booth~

The colors and the large Subway Style lettering in the Addicted to Stamps and More Inspiration Photo were perfect for my sentiment and the colors of my card~

So many Valentine challenges this week!  House Made of Cards has a 'LOVE' theme this week and {Pin}spiration has a wonderful Inspiration photo with red hearts and neutrals.   

I used a piece of white Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal and my SU chevron embossing folder to create the stripe pattern on the background.  Then to make the pattern stand out more, I sanded the metal with fine steel wool.  This was just enough to take the paint off the edges for the silver to show through.  I think it gives it a really cool masculine look.
I used SU Heart Framelits to die cut a heart and then stamped it in Versamark and red ink with a heart image from Craft Lounge days.   I embossed it with clear ep.  I have been told that embossing powder goes bad.  Well, I can attest to the fact that it does.  For some reason the ep melted and some just kind of disappeared, LOL; and I barely hit it with a heat gun.  So I have a bit of a speckled look to my heart.  I die cut my circle in brown and then die cut a circle from my red cs and inlaid the brown circle.
All in all, this is an easy peasy card!  

Check out the Add a Little Dazzle Blog to see more inspiration from the amazingly talented team.  Then play along and link your card up to the blog!  
 If you want to try Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal in your crafting, you can get it HERE!  Thanks so much in advance as I get credit for the purchase!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Lee Ann  :)


  1. This is a striking card and I know the makes a fabulous male card. I love how you picked up the coffee cup in the inspiration photo with your circle, very good idea.

  2. Such a perfect guy Valentine -- that background so works!

  3. I do LOVE that sentiment and your colour combo which would be perfect for men or women. Great design, as always! x

  4. Great card Lee Ann, i love how you used the silver side of the metal. :)
    Kate xx

  5. I love the silver chevron background, Lee Ann! Great card!

  6. Love that sentiment...simply adorable, Lee Ann!

  7. Great card! The background is perfect, and what a fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lee Ann, this is so pretty! LOVE the silvery shine and the great CAS feel! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. I love your card! I'm always looking for masculine cards no matter what the season. This one is a wonderful Valentine for a man friend!

  10. Oh, this is so clever with the chevrons! I love it! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  11. Great card design, fun colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Great card! It's so colorful and bold! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!

  13. Another fantastic card Lee Ann. Love the chevron metal background! Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  14. This is a really gorgeous design!! Love the chevron pattern in your silver background! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  15. This is so cute! I love the chevrons! Very nicely done!

  16. Love the metal chevrons and a great take on the photo inspirations.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

  17. You totally nailed the perfect masculine Valentine card--the metal is blingy but not too. Perfect!

    HOC DT

  18. Wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  19. Lee Ann your card is gorgeous. I love the metal embossing! Great job my dear friend!

  20. Fabulous masculine Valentine card and I love the chevron theme. Thanks for joining in at ATSM this week, Anita x

  21. Great layering and I like the chevron embossed BG matching with the chevron in the heart! Thank you for joining in with HOC! Pat DT x

  22. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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