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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge #14

Hello fellow cardmakers!

The challenge from The Cuttlebug Spot this week is to create a Valentine's card without pink or red.

I decide to go with some paper that I have had stashed away for some time now. It is a bit 'folk/country' & quite cute so I thought I'd make a Valentine's card out of it. The colours are lovely earthy tones...rust orange, browns & a soft pale blue that really contrasts nicely.

The paper is Crate Paper - Cowgirl Collection. The paper underneath the corrugated heart is actually some handmade paper that my Mum made....she bought a paper-making kit and learned how to do it from scratch....I'm not sure what the flecks in the paper are though.

I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots on the small folk heart (which is a Cuttlebug 2 step die "Heart #2" without the 2nd die of course). I then inked the small heart with Versa Color - Bronze to highlight the dots. I also inked around the sentiment with Versa Magic Chalk - Aspen Mist, then a finer border with Versa Color - Bronze.

TIP - I find corrugated card a little thick to cut with my Fiskars Shape Cutter so I put it through my Cuttlebug with a random folder just sitting on top of it (don't put the corrugated card in the folder) - run it through the 'bug, and it flattens it a little bit without taking away from the corrugated look.

Hope you like my card!! :)

Materials used:
Paper - Crate Paper - Cowgirl Collection (Sidesaddle, Red Boots, Buckle)
Paper - misc. handmade paper from my Mum; corrugated card
Flower - Prima
Hearts - Fiskars (large corrugated heart); Cuttlebug 2 step die "Hearts #2" for the small blue heart
Brads - MM hearts (Love Story??); MM Springtime Med Circle (blue brad)
Sentiment - MM Defined "Romance"
Inks - Versa Magic Chalk "Aspen Mist"; Versa Color "Bronze"


  1. Hi Alison, Love the colours you have chosen form this card, exellent work.
    Hugs Linda.

  2. Lovely colour combination. It gives the card a really retro feel.
    Ali xx

  3. Beautiful card! I love the pp, yum! And that heart with the ridge' pattern rocks!

  4. I love your card. wonderful job and that heart isjust perfect. The colors are awesom. tell you mom she did great too.

  5. Darling card! Love the colors and thanks for the tip about the corrigated paper.


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