Friday, February 15, 2013

I Love You

I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!!! :)  It is a really non-traditional Valentine and totally inspired by my favorite TV show.  You have my utmost respect and admiration if you can name what the show.  I will tell you at the end for those of you not in the know.
The card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4."  The card base is black cardstock and the white mat is 4 3/8"x6 1/8."  The damask cardstock is 4 1/4"x6." 
The smiley face is cut from my Silhouette Cameo.  It is about 2" tall.  I covered it in two coats of UTEE, since I wanted it to look shiny, like it was drawn on with spray paint. 
I used my Cricut and Sans Serif to create the sentiment.  I cut the letters at 3/4" and hand cut the white rectangles to fit each letter.  This card actually had a lot of texture, not just the shiny smiley face, but also the damask cardstock - it is flocked.
I don't know if I will give this to my husband for Valentine's Day next year or if I should give it to him to give to ME!  ;)  I got him into the show too, but I don't think he is quite as obessessed about it as I seem to be.  Oh, for those of you who don't know what TV show I am talking about, it is "Sherlock."  It is a BBC show, but it plays on PBS in the States and you can find it on Netflix.  I highly suggest you check it out!
I made this card for the following challenges:


  1. Fab job on your Valentine! I'm so glad you joined us at 365 Cards!

  2. Great card! Love that smiley face!!!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  3. Thank you ...glad you used a flocked paper.

  4. Love your flocked paper - beautiful! I'll have to check out the show... Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  5. Is it the Mentalist? Looks like Red Johns sign. Love the non traditional and thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  6. Fantastic idea for this card, I just love when people think different! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  7. Fun Valentine!!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!

  8. Great card! I love the yellow with the black and white. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

  9. Fabulous card! Love the paper and the pop of yellow with the black and white! Really great card!!

    Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!


  10. Love the shine of your smiley face on the wonderful background, pretty card! Thank you for joining us @ CTO for our "Valentine Anything Goes" Challenge :)

    P.S. you have a prize at my website that is about to expire, hope to hear from you soon :)

  11. Awesome card! Love the colors and the sweet smiley face!
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  12. What a super card! I love the way it turned out too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. Great job! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  14. Beautiful card Paula! Great job with the face. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!