Friday, February 13, 2009
For the husband...
I'm safe posting this card, because chances are, the husband won't be reading this anytime soon. We don't make a big deal out of Valentine's Day at our house. I always make a card for GQ and the husband, but that's about it. This year I found a cute little something to slip into the husband's card...it was totally his sense of humor and it was less than $10, so no big deal.
Masculine cards seem to be the bane of my existence...I can make them but they don't come easily. I've been putting the making of this card off for a week or more because I was stumped. Valentine's Day is so pink and red and flowers and hearts...not what the husband would want on his card. This morning I had a light bulb moment and remembered I had a cupcake stamp (well, it's a Bella stamp, but I cut the Bella off after I stamped the image.) If you know my husband you know that he could pretty much live on sweets, so a cupcake was perfect for him!
I'm really liking the simplicity of the card and the dimension. I had some awesome Basic Grey patterned paper, it's red but the graphic design is much more masculine than the red hearts paper I have. I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper to match the panel on the card base. To add more dimension I used some Liquid Applique to puff up the frosting. I didn't want to add any more color or patterns to this card, so I embossed my scalloped circle for some texture and to make it pop off the card base a little. Tie a ribbon and add a little doodling line and sentiment and that was it! Easy and possibly one of my favorite cards in a long time.