Friday, January 17, 2014

Fresh Squeezed Stamps: K-I-S-S-I-N-G

It's my day to post over on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog and even though I repeatedly say I don't do a lot of Valentines - there was a perfect stamp for my husband in the new set Love Signs .  The set has such a good mix of feminine and masculine, and funky to traditional.  My husband and I are both old enough to fondly remember playground games and jump ropes and sing-song chants, so this will be perfect!

Sitting in a Tree

I did have my husband in mind during the entire process with the embossed trees, the neutral frame and natural twine bow.  I may have to figure out a way to remove the sequins because I think that's a bit too much for him!  Does everybody else have to deal with husbands who think every card has "too much bling"??!  I'm hoping this fun woodgrain heart will balance out the bling!

I used the current sketch at Seize the Sketch.



  • Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Love Signs
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Real Red, Echo Park Head Over Heals 6x6 dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red
  • Accessories: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, EK Success scalloped heart punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Hemptique 10 lb. natural twine, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist button, Pretty Pink Posh sequins


17 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, love the embossing!!

Deepti said...

That embossing is eye catching, Love ur card :)

Robin K. said...

This is darling! Love the loopy bow:)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think he will love all the natural elements you used to make this card masculine, Kims! Even the heart bling is minimal and perfect because they represent the kisses floating up from the tree where you are sitting with him!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

This is a great masculine valentine, Kim, bling and all.

Ginny said...

Great card!! You always have the perfect amount of elements, and a beautiful way of setting them on the card. Even the heart at a slight tilt is something I wouldn't have thought of but it looks fabulous to me! I hope your husband likes it, with or without the 'bling'. :-) (I LOVE those heart sequins!)

Lisa Petrella said...

This is SO SUPER DUPER SWEET, Kim! Fabulous take on the sketch! And I think your husband will just have to live with the bling----I mean, c'mon now...it's Valentine's Day after all!!! hehe!!

Marjolein said...

Ha, ha,, well I guess your husband isn't the only one!
Maybe you should try a bottlecap of his favourite beerbottle as an embellishment?
Or try a piece of embossed tin/ can, from his favourite sodadrink....
I like to use metal scraps like that as an embellishement for men!
Well your card is perfect, love the trees!!!Love the sentiment, ha, ha, great fun! I bet he doesn't mind sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G you! :-)
And those arrows on the DP are perfect.
You let us know what his reaction will be after he's received this card???
Bye,

Marjolein

Lisa said...

CUTE CUTE Kim!! Love the sentiment. I think bling is acceptable on a Valentine for hubbies!! After all it is a mushy lovey kind of day ;)

carol (krillsister) said...

Great card. You nailed that sketch. I think the colors are perfect for a man.

Kim Heggins said...

This is so sweet...I love your sentiment and those adorable heart sequins, so fun.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Fabulous card .... Love the stamp.... And the embossing....
Hugs Sylviexxx

Shannon J said...

Really love the combo of everything in your card - every thing just mixes together perfectly. Eye candy for sure!! I think you should add *extra* sequins for your hubby...just because I'm a trouble maker like that... ha ha!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I am so loving everything about your card, the trees, the color choices and that great arrow pattern paper.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

~amy~ said...

This is so CUTE! It's funny, I don't think I really made many valentine's day cards in the past but this year I'm really enjoying them! This is perfect for your husband, that embossing folder is awesome.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

cm said...

A perfect meshing of images here, Kim - one your husband will certainly appreciate (although I like Shannon's comment about adding more 'bling' just because. She's too funny!). I have the tree embossing folder, and your use of it here: inspiration, plus! Fabulous card!!
c

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow just love how you used the sketch, the embossing and stitched mat.