Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Love Birds

The color challenge on SplitcoastStampers this week is Soft Calypso Party (CC410).  The additional challenge was to make a non-traditional Valentine's Day card.
 I saw this Gate Fold Latch Card and just knew I had to try the technique.  I used the Hearts Framelits to create the nested shapes.  Attach the frame to the left card front and the main image to the right card front.  Then when you open the card you get the "latch" for your gate fold.
I used MDS to print out the sentiment for the inside of the card.  Then I used the Simply Scored Border Plate to create the chevron pattern across the bottom to repeat the pattern from the front.
The love birds together in a cage makes the perfect front for this Valentine's Day card.  I stamped the cage in Soft Suede and then clear embossed it.  Since ink will not stick to the embossing, when I stamped the birds they look like they are in the cage (not just stamped on top).
The love birds and the non-traditional colors make this Valentine's Day card a wonderful surprise.

Papers: Very Vanilla (#101650), Soft Suede (#115318), Calypso Coral (#122925), Pool Party (#122975)
Inks: Soft Suede (#126978), Calypso Coral (#126983), Pool Party (#126982)
Stamps: Aviary (#116956), Create A Cupcake (#121915), Delightful Dozen (MDS #127957)
Other Supplies: Big Shot (#113439), Hearts Framelits (#125599), Chevron Folder (#127749), Wood Grain Folder (#127821), Simply Scored (#122334), Borders Plate (#126192)

Aviary (#116956)
Hearts Framelits (#125599)

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