Sunday, 16 February 2014

Last Valentines of 2014


This is the one I made for my teenage son. Teenage boys are so hard to make cards for! As I often do when I'm stumped, I focused on the sentiment and cut it out using Avery Elle's alphabet dies. I cut a heart out of white, coloured it with a red copic and coated it with Crystal Effects for some shine. (Also linking this up to LIM159 - Masculine)


And this is the one I made for Kate using different colours of foil cardstock. Difficult to photograph - sometimes the purple looks like pink, but very shiny and fun in real life!

27 comments:

Hannelie said...

2 awesome cards...2 lucky kids!
Have a great day friend!

Laura B. said...

Look at you being a good mom! I love that masculine one so much! Did he appreciate your execution, lol?

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great Valentines perfectly fitting for your great kids, Ardy! You must be the funnest Mom!! Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

Great cards again! The one for your sun is stunning! Have a good sunday, Gerrina

Anita in France said...

Had a smile at both these stunners, Ardyth ... the cool, understated and manly feel of the first ... and of the bright, fun and girlie look of the second ... both perfect for your youngsters! Anita :)

Jacquie Southas said...

I love the solid feel of the masculine card and adore the bright foil hearts on the second card.

Kara said...

awesome valentines!

Sheila H said...

Awesome Valentines - appropriately manly and girly as needed :)

Bobby said...

Those foil hearts are to die for and the absolutely perfect lining up of all those letters - stunning. I hope your kids save those cards.

Kim Heggins said...

Love them both...so fun!

Gabby said...

BOTH Valentine's are FABULOUS, Ardyth! LOVE the super clean letter design and single heart on the first. Cool circles w/hearts design and the foil looks terrific. LOVE both cards. :)

Kelly Griglione said...

You know this is the first year I thought to give my kids a valentine?! I don't know what's wrong with me!! Never too late to start, they loved 'em, as I'm sure yours did. Such a fan of your b&w texty graphic card and the broken up word.

Vicky Hayes said...

Just brilliant Ardyth. I particularly like the graphic simplicity of the first. Vicky x

Jen W. said...

These rock! Love the shiny red apostrophe and that foil paper is so cool!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are so amazing at lining up perfectly! Up, down, left, right -- killer cards~

Geri said...

Two more AMAZING cards!!! Your kids (and their friends!) must think that you are THE coolest mom ever!!!

Bold B & W letters with just a wee schmick of 'love'....perfect young fella card!

The foil paper on Kate's card is striking! Popping the sentiment between the rows of hearts - LOVE IT!!!

Super Jen said...

Both so different, both so awesome.

Cornelia W said...

Both cards are great, but I really like the one for your son - stunning!

Greta said...

Love both of these, Ardyth!

Lindsey said...

I'm totally in love with BOTH of these cards! Just brilliant!

Sian Ridley said...

Boys are hard enough to make cards for, let alone cards about love but you've nailed it! I love the shiny foils too - I'd love to see that in real life! :)

Joyce said...

Welol, you are sure ending Valentines season with a bang. These are all terrific--especially the one for your teen aged son.

Chrissie said...

I love the way you use shine to highlight elements Ardyth!
The heart looks fab and both cards are gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linda said...

Two stunning designs Ardyth .... love them both. xx

Anne said...

Lovely gloss and shine on both, love that sentiment and heart
Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
Anne
Guest "Less is More"

Gay Peplow said...

Graphic and classy, well done it's a great card :D

bastelengel said...

Love your first card with the letters! It's just perfect. What else does a card on valantines day need to say...
Eva