Friday, January 22, 2010

D'Amour Allure Valentines Card for Challenges

TGIF everyone! It's Friday, yeah....
I am quite happy today, because I made a card I like and what's even better was I put stitches on this card. I don't often use sewing machine. Simply because sewing is not my best skill, but I managed to use the machine without any problem this time. (What a shock to myself! lol)

I am using this card for the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Week #37 - Sketch
Crafty Creations Challenges #51 - Valentines or love
Belli Challenge #83 - Hearts
Caardrarks Challenge - Red Heart Challenge
Polka Doodles Challenge Week #2 - Love
Pile It On Challenge #2 - At least 3 ribbons

I don't normally use acrylic/clear stamps. I had bad experience using clear stamps previously, so I tried to avoid them as possible. However, I got to tell you about this stamp today. This cute stamp is from the D'Amour Allure Valentines Collection - crystal clear stamp collection.

Yes, you got that, it is a 'CLEAR' stamp. BUT, I got to tell you the quality of this stamp is SOOoooooo wonderful. It gives me the best stamp line. I couldn't believe my eyes how perfect the smooth line turned out on the white cardstock for me to color. Funny that it's so different than other clear ones I used before. Believe me that you got to try it and you will know exactly what I meant! You might like to check them out over here at Jeni's or at McMahon Five Design.com to get them or to learn about them.

Here is my finished card. Are you shock that I can really sew, lol. I made this Valentine card in a little difference process. My regular cardmaking procedure is usually to color an image first, then pick my DP and accessories to design the card along. This one, I picked all the DPs first and made the card, then the image was colored and fitted in at last. Since I decided to go toward more of a vintage/Victorian type of style, I picked out more ribbon/lace trims this time.


Here is a closer view on this little cute girly image that fits perfectly to the vintage theme.


Side view of this card.



View of the inside. I added a vellum quote inside.



I am very happy with this card. Thank you so much for dropping by today! Over the weekend, I will get more done. Will have more to show you, so hope you will come again :o)

43 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

This is awesome! I love the vintage Valentine look! Great job with all of the challenges!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Cabio - you have 'rocked' the vintage world my friend - this is adorable!! I love all of the touches you add and your colouring is 'out of this world' This image is so perfect - just gorgeous Cabio! I love seeing your close ups too! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see your cards. We look forward to seeing you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

Cabio, this card is simply STUNNING! I love what you did with the vintage style! Your coloring and shading are always outstanding, and this is no exception! Wow what a great take on the sketch! It is always a pleasure to stop by and see what you have created!
Denise
Midnight Madness DT

Lisa Foster said...

Oh my goodness! Cabio!!! This is gorgeous, Girl!!! I love the vintage look and that lace is not only perfect, but soooo lovely on the card!
Hugs,
Lisa

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your LOVELY work!

Saskia :)

Phyllis said...

A lovely, lovely card with a wonderful bright colors and a awesome image!! Amazing embellishments!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Rhonda Miller said...

Aww, that is a sweet card Cabio. I love it. TFS.

Audrey said...

What a super sweet card! I love that image. The layout of this card is perfect and the inside is beautiful as well. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

brenda said...

Hi Cabio

This is just adorable and great stitching as well.

Thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles this week.

B x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

OMG this card is fabulous, I can see why you love it so, so DO I!!! Bravo to you, you did some sewing and great job, it just takes practice my friend and you uses clear stamps, Tee Hee, so glad you liked this line of stamps. Again Bravo, it is wonderful ~ display is proudly!! Jane

Kris L said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

Leah the Orange said...

SO pretty and elegant, Cabio! i love that little charm on the front, and you are a MASTER of the easel card!

thanks for your comment on my blog - sorry to hear you suffer from migraines too! my remedy is darkness, sleep, and Super Motrin (from Canada) - it's the only thing that really helps. strong coffee and a slice of toast were all i could manage today, and they've at least helped me get through the day. :)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

My Goodness Cabio! You've gone and done it - Sewing on your card! :) And I think it looks fabulous, why you should try it more often, LOL
Now this little stamp looks so beautiful sparkly and in a yellow dress, kinda like Belle from Beauty & the Beast. It turned out Awesome! I'm so glad you could show it off , xox ~Jeni

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Dolly said...

Sweet card. :)x

colourmehappy said...

Wow, very detailed, and very pretty!

Grace said...

Oh this is gorgeous Cabio! I love your sewing and the inside is gorgeous too! Such a cute image and you colored it perfectly!!!

ribenaruby said...

Adorabl and stunning card, love all the work gone into this, wonderful lace detail, thanks for joining the fun at Polka Doodle.

Carolyn said...

Smashing, gorgeous!!! Every single detail as beautiful as the next. Wonderful stitching job. Just a lovely job on the sketch this week. You are amazing.

Hugs,
Carolyn
MMSC DT

Carol said...

Cabio you stitching came out wonderful. I love every single last detail on this wonderful vintage and whimsical card. Just sensational in every way. Thanks for finding time to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are delight to visit and see your work!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Jennifer said...

This is just beautiful! Love your stitching too. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Cabio this is really wonderful! I love your coloring and the lace around the little girl. SOOOOO Pretty! :) Michelle

Denise said...

This is STUNNING!! Love the embellishments, the way you finished off every part of that card. Beautiful!
Hugs,
Denise

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous - so vintage and elegant at the same time!

Rose said...

your card is gorgeous!!, thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Lana said...

A beautiful Victorian creation Cabio!
It is super.
Hugs
Lana x

Rosanne said...

This is soooo pretty!Thanksk for joining us at Pile It On!

Priscilla said...

WOW you out did yourself..this is fabulous :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Juls said...

This is just beautiful! Love the vintage feel! Hugs Juls.

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designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Cabio, you never cease to amaze me with your creations....this vintage valentine is just darling! Love all that ribbon, the stitching and of course your coloring is always top notch! Beautiful creation inside and out....no wonder you love this one! Simply gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with us this week.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Mimiko said...

The card is really beautiful and I love the image :)

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along in our Love/Valentine Challenge at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Kerry said...

Lovely card and such a cute image. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Cabio...you rock! Your coloring of this image is incredible!! She looks so real! Love the addition of the lace and your papers too. Awesome take on the sketch!
hugs,
Chris

Fern said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! What a sweet image and the colors are beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge... XX

Liz Williams said...

A fabulous Valentine beautifully colored and so fitting for the Belli Challenge. Thanks for playing this week!

Jodie from Oz said...

Cabio, wow wow wow, gorgeous card, love the vintage look, the image is so beautiful and your colouring is wow, such a stunning card inside & out. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh is this LOVELY! - Love your coloring and all of the Frills and embellishments! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Fliss said...

Really stunning card with great colours.
Thanks for joining in with this week's Polka Doodles challenge.

glowinshadow23 said...

Ooooo I really like the yellow you used to color her. She looks kind of like Belle from Beauty & the Beast. My favorite princess!

Amy said...

So very pretty!! Your coloring is divine!!