Monday, February 2, 2015

Casual Friday CASE Valentine

It is another snow day Monday in Connecticut so we have the day off. It is a good thing as I am feeling a little under the weather AGAIN. Not sure if it is how busy I have been lately OR if I have some sort of virus but if I did not know better, I would think I had mono again. I am SO TIRED!!
That said, I am making myself stay awake today is I AM NOT going to call in sick for work any time soon.

I did have time last week to play in my craft room. My mojo has been absent so I have been CASEing some cards that I have on my Valentine Pinterest board. My sister had said she was making Valentines and kind of "guilted" me in to making some too. I really was not going "to do" Valentine's Day this year. I was just not feeling the love. However, they say "fake it til' you make it" and that is what happened. Now I am excited to send my cards out!!

I used these cards from the "Touch of Creation" blog as my inspiration for my Valentines. (If you have never browsed this blog, please do. Piali Biswas cards are AMAZING!!) I have had this Casual Friday stamp set for a year and had never used it. I figured when I saw her cards that I needed to dig it out and give this stamp set some love.

I mixed the card up a bit form Piali's by making it a landscape card rather then vertical.

I copied most of the elements from her cards-the colors she used, the misting, but added my own elements as well. I chose to use a red glittered heart note instead of her gold and added a few gold heart die cuts as well.

I did get a little carried away with the misting too but I think it adds character.

For my second card, I mixed it up a little bit. Instead of white background, I used distress inks to shade a red background.

I then spritzed it with Shimmers mist, as well as red and gold. I also reversed the colors of the heart note and die cut hearts

It gives it a bit of a different look.

That is all for this stormy Monday. I appreciate you taking the time to browse my blog.

"Song in my Heart"

"Red Valentine"