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23 January 2011

Hooray for Emily!

{Sing that title to the tune of "Hooray for Hollywood." Now it's stuck in your head -- you're welcome!}

Emily is today's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast Stampers -- that is awesome!

So awesome that I had to make a card, of course (that's the point, after all!). I also added something to my Splitcoast gallery for the first time in, oh, a month and a half! Oops -- time to update!

I CASEd this card (you can see her blog entry here) not only because it's awesome, but because I already had this card saved to my computer with the file name "case Emily NOW!" -- since that was back in October, I figured it was high time! Here's my take:


I added some patterned paper from my stash, flipped the design vertically, did a little inking, and went with a Valentine's Day theme (since it isn't exactly October anymore!).

Used a mix of Papertrey sets -- Tiny Treats: Valentine, plus Just the Ticket. Funny how Em was using Twinery twine way before she joined their DT :)

The only bit I'm not sure about is the button/brad thingie -- it's one of those oddball one-holed buttons, so I stuck a little heart brad and some twine in there...next time, I think I'd go with a non-mutant button and skip the brad.

So...one issue I have with Valentine's cards is that they can easily skew too mushy for anyone but a significant other. I tried to keep this one friend-appropriate. Did I succeed?

Hope your weekend is ending well! Happy almost-Monday.

5 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Ang, I'm not worthy! ;) All I can say is, I'm lucky to have you as my friend! Your card is awesome. I love everything about it including the so-called mutant button. LOL Ok, I'm going to play with the fish and head to bed!

Meg said...

Awesome! I think it's definitely friendship-level appropriate! I love the touch of aqua twine and I also personally like the brad, too!

Way to go on channeling our featured stamper!

Lindsey said...

Okay, I've fed the fish, now I can comment... This card is terrific! Perfect for a friend OR significant other, I'd say. Of course, if you'd gone the Hallowe'en route, think how ahead of the game you'd be! :P

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Yes, I'm singing the song in my head, thank you. lol. I love your card - love those arrows and the kraft tags, not too much at all! That also reminds me, I should update my TwoPeas gallery!

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm here from the very same Emily's blog and glad, too! Beautiful card! You got just the right amount of friend-liness. *smile*

I have to say that I love your "Keep Calm" icon on the sidebar. I know it's origin and it reminds of the wonderful movie, The Kings Speech (not to mention the gorgeous Colin Firth!)