Don’t Be Blue – a Non-Traditional Valentine’s Card

Make it Monday - pinkRed, pink, hearts, Cupid and arrows.

That’s usually what you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day, right?

Well, I’m turning all that on it’s head with today’s Make It Monday post.

You may be arriving from Connie’s blog where planner stickers, hot air balloons and dreams all came together. Or you may have stumbled upon my post in another way, it’s all good. Glad you’re here! Every Monday I (try to) get together with a few of my creative friends to bring you a round up of what we’ve been creating. It is my intention to bring you a post every Monday whether I have compatriots or not. Come back each Monday to see what new creation is coming out of my Scrap Cave!

Today I have a card share.

A Valentine’s card with a twist. Take a look.

Don't Be Blue by Alison Day Designs

As a woman and a mother of three girls, I struggle to come up with cards for the male of the species.

I don’t think this one is necessarily masculine but it’s got potential to be. With a few tweaks. Lose the sequins and the scripty stamping behind the die cut words and I could be onto something!

But as it stands, I like it. It’s unexpected!

To make it I first masked off the top and bottom of a piece of blue card stock (cut to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) using Post It notes. I cut the wavy shape into the Post Its before adhering them. Then I took two shades of blue ink and blended them with Tim Holtz mini distress blending tools. Using an even darker blue ink, I stamped the scrpty bit with one of my old Stampin’ Up roller stamps. Then I trimmed an eighth of an inch off all sides of the card and inked the edges in the mid-tone blue.

Before adhering the ‘DON’T BE BLUE’ (a die cut I made on my Silhouette), I wrapped some brown and white twine around the blue inked card stock. Then my die cut sentiment went over top popped up with dimensional adhesive. Last touches were to add a little ‘i love you’ sentiment in the corner plus some blue sequins. The whole thing got adhered onto a white A2 card base and it’s all done!

Oh, and if you’re wondering what I mean by an A2 sized card, check out this blog post. The author lists all the standard sizes of cards. Basically, you can make two A2 cards from one piece of letter sized card stock which is why card makers like myself love that size. And now you’ve learned something new!

Lesson over, now check out Scrapbook Campus where my friend Carole Cassel is introducing the Pantone Colour of the Year, or should I say, colours! 

See you next Monday for more creative inspiration!

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