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Friday, February 13, 2009

Hoppy Valentine's Day!

I was inspired to create a "love scene" after seeing this adorable creation on my friend Vicki's blog. "Stamp Something for your Valentine" was also the challenge on the Stamp Something blog...so I got busy and created this Valentine "love scene" for my hubby. Too bad I didn't get it posted here in time to enter the challenge, but I'm happy to see that Vicki ended up being the winner!I've never made a stair step card before...but I'm sure I'll make more now that I've tried one. I didn't find instructions anywhere, so I made it up as I went along. I knew I wanted the card to fit in a 5 1/2" square envelope, so I started with a piece of Basic Gray card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 11". I scored along the 5 1/4" side at: 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 4-1/4", 6" and 8-1/2"

Then I was ready to decorate. As you can see, I used a variety of different stamps! I started by embossing hearts from the SAB set Polka Dot Punches and the Always set, on Real Read, Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant card stock with White EP. I also used sentiment stamps from Wonderful Words, Make it Count and Holidays and Wishes. My favorite part of this card is the adorable froggie perched on top of the heart! He's from Whimsy Stamps. Doesn't he look like he's twitterpated? (those who have seen the movie Bambi a million times like I have will know what that means!;-) I think it's his eyes that make him so sweet and irresistible.

The little hearts coming up behind him are just punched card stock attached to coiled silver wire with some glue dots. Then I attached them to my love scene using some sticky strip, and covered the back with more hearts. I had fun making this card and I can't wait to give it to my Valentine!

12 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awwww! So cute! Love your stairs, good for you for going to alone and making it work. I don't think I could have figured that out with a tutorial. :) Love your papers and all the different hearts, especially those floating ones. Froggie looks adorable sitting in the heart filled stairs. Adorable card Lynn! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy cow girl!!! Err...frog!! :) This is so amazing!! What a beautiful creation you've done!! TFS!

Renée said...

This is so stinkin' cute, Lynn! Love your scene, love the embossing, love all the details. Fabulous!!

Shadow Mill said...

Lynn, every time I'm amazed at your talent, you turn around and amaze me again! It's getting depressing! LOL

Donna

Pat's little corner of the world said...

How cute is this...I love it!!!!!You are the best..I love every thing about it...It is a wow job.
Your blogger buddy,
Pat

Elaine said...

What a beautiful and fun card! Love it!

Rachel said...

Absolutely adorable! As usual, I'm awed by your talent and creativity.

~ melody zahara ~ said...

wow ~ that is one beautiful card! love the design! just beautiful! wishing you and your's a very HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! hugz

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh this is adorable! How fun! It would make anyone smile! Great job!

Cassie said...

i'm playing catch-up finally! you've been creating lots of fun stuff but this stair step card is awesome!!

Liz said...

It's so very sweet! I love it!

lisa808 said...

How cute is this?!?!?!?