Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rio in Love

I am actually starting to get into the whole Valentine thing.
Maybe it has something to do with the fabulous images from
Or maybe it's the awesome digital papers from
Either way, I made a really cute card using bits from both places.

Rio is one of the Valentine Emos over at Simply Betty Stamps.
LOVE the tongue hangin' out!
Notice that skully background paper? It is just one of six cool designs
in a digi set called, "Skullentine", from Crafty Chaos Designs.

I got a little fancy and broke out with the fleurs and then I added
heart eyelets to the centers and then added a rhinestone to the center of the eyelet.

I am not a "lacey" kinda gal and as a result I don't have much lace
lying around to use on my cards. I did see a technique on a friend's
blog where she used her lace punch on some card stock and
then crumpled it up giving the impression of ruffled lace.
I think it worked.  

Nothing special with the coloring. Same ol' same ol'.
I used Copics and I tried to match that funky green heart color to the
actual color that comes in the box of those Conversation Hearts.
I think I came pretty close.

Thanks for dropping by. I'll be back with more coolness tomorrow. 


  1. I think the ruffled effect looks great (will have to try that). Great card and Susan's paper designs are fabby. Altogether a pretty gorgeous card x

  2. Fabulous coloring as usual! LOVE the color combo and I am diggin' Susan's papers :)

  3. YOu need to come stay with me for a weekend and show me how to color! THis is gorgeous! Love those papers too!

  4. Just last night I got a punch like that, only without the beveled edge. I'm SO gonna do that with my card stock now! Neat! Betty's onto something, though. You need to do a coloring class!!


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