Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wooden Valentine...

I've been so inspired by all the wood veneers I've seen lately.  I realized that in my Stamping Royalty box a couple years ago, I got some wood hearts from Studio Calico.  Now that I have seen them around, I was so excited to find these and pull them out for this Clear and Simple meets Studio Calico card...

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I stamped the wood background from CSS's Background Basics 1.  I love this stamp because the long edges are finished and I thought it looked fun in just one strip.  (At the same time it is so easy to make a full background with this image.)  Then I added in an SC sentiment from a class kit I got recently.  I taped down the heart with ATG.  It's nice because the clear tape rolls off the edges and you can't see it peaking out on the card front.  I stamped a tiny little "love" from a CSS sentiment...fit perfectly on the veneer.  The I had to finish it off with 2 silver pearls.  My card front is 4 x 5 1/4" and I popped that up on foam tape on the card base.  I'm thinking this might get mass produced.  Easy and so fun!

I am off today, so I have lots of DT stuff to catch up on and also...should be cleaning the house.  We've had a touch of the stomach bug, so I like to go all Lysol crazy when this happens.  :)  

Have you seen the CAS-ual Fridays release this week?  Check out the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see everything that is coming out!  Fun!!

Alright, time to go play trains with B.  He is standing here asking so sweet and how can I say no to him?  :)  Have a great day!

29 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Awesome card Laurie! I really love everything about it.

Wida said...

I love the wood veneer too. makes the card look even more special

Lindsay said...

So lovely Laurie! I love the woodgrain and that heart! Perfection!

Sherry Eckblad said...

absolutely love this! You have the best stamps Laurie.

Keva Phipps said...

Oh, I love this card! The strip of wood looks awesome...i'm going to have to buy that!

Cristina said...

Amazing. Pinning!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh Laurie, this is unbelievable! The "love" on the heart is so perfect...I thought it came that way (and I was wondering where you bought it). The woodgrain in the background is a gorgeous stamp.

Jingle said...

I love the wood veneer over the stamped woodgrain! Fantastic card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love it!

Marisa said...

Love the woodgrain panel and the open heart :) Darling card. Tummy bugs aren't fun! Hope it doesn't spread!

Jackie said...

You know, I was looking for sheets of wood veneer yesterday because I wanted to make my own embellishments. I guess I should look in my stash to see if I already have some. ;)

Your card is such sweet eye candy Laurie!

Lisa said...

Your wooden heart and the wood grain panel are brilliant together Laurie! Love the silver pearl bling too. Hope everyone is feeling better ;)

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

This card is so lovely. What a fantastic combination of the wood grain stamp and the wood heart. So pretty.

Bethany S. said...

LOVE this so much! Amazing. simply amazing. :)

Quip1320 said...

I'm a sucker for woodgrain and I LOVE that heart! What a great card, Laurie!

Linda van der Velden said...

Too cute!

Sue McRae said...

Love this design!

Suzanne said...

I love it! The stamp is awesome! Is that from SC? And the wooden heart - so so cute! Have you seen the Pink Paislee newspaper ones?

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Okay, I so totally love this Laurie!! Such an awesome card!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Just LOVE this card!

Stacey Schafer said...

LOVE!

Kelly Griglione said...

[sigh] what an amazing card design, so simple, yet full of details like the two pearls inside the heart, the "love" on the heart, and the arrow pointing to the heart. My favorite valentine so far this year!

Ruza Rebel said...

This is so pretty! Love how you added the wood stamp behind the heart. Perfect combination! ;)

Zeeshan Hanzillah said...

Unique approach to design, can i use this for Clear Cards designing as well as it shows me new dimension...

~amy~ said...

okay...love this bunches.

Christina said...

So fabulous, Laurie. LOVE the red banner and the hand-drawn look to the sentiment.

Jen Carter said...

Look at you using all the wood! I'd say you found your groove with it! Great idea to use the woodgrain stamp with the wood heart!

Lea L. said...

Adore this!! LOVE the woodgrain background & matching wooden heart!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

WOW - this is just brilliant!!! Have I told you lately you're so AWESOME?!? If not, shame on me!

 
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