Saturday, February 14, 2009

IC167 Happy Valentines Day and OCC *L.O.V.E*


Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

It's time for another OCC Challenge and today Laurie has a Sketch for us. You can see the Sketch, all the Samples and *who* Laurie has invited as a Guest (I heart her!!!) right here.

I figured I make a card for the special occasion!!! I have bought the wonderful *A Happy Heart* Set and have not had much of a chance to use it....silly - huh!?!

So today is the day I inked it up....I used Riding Hood Red on the heart and Close to Cocoa on the sentiment. The card base is Very Vanilla. I also punched out some Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red Circles. The Designer Paper is from the *Candy Lane* Collection. As you can tell I raised some of the Circles and the main panel with Stampin Dimensionals.

The card was dressed up with some Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, the super cute Bouquet Buttons plus some piercing.

For more inspiration visit - Amy, Cindy, Dawn, Jennifer, Julee, Laurie, Lori, Lynda, J
ackie and Kim.
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Here is my card for the IC167. What a fun choice it was this week - LOL!!! I choose this bra (Page 2) *Still in Bloom*. Okay - my card is not as flashy as the bra...LOL - I went for a softer look - he,he,he!!! But I thought it matches the *Valentine* theme perfectly *wink*!!!


My color inspiration not only came from the IC167, but also from the fabulous CCEE Stampers. Our special OCC Guest - Tosh - was hosting this Color Combo on their site...and I had to play as well!!!
I promised myself at the beginning of the year to try to use a lot of my *older* stuff when I create cards....When I saw the colors - Pink, White and Kraft for this Challenge I thought of some Long Notes I had bought a while back. Silly me.....by the time I looked closer to write up the the recipe I realized it's Sahara Sand instead of Kraft - YIKES. I blame it on my sleep deprivation LOL.....I hope the CCEE ladies will forgive me....?!? I do like how the card turned out though....it's such a soft combo!!!
Okay, so here is some info about this card. The gorgeous image and sentiment is from There She Goes *Roses & Chocolate* Set. I inked them in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Prisma and Copic Markers (Green Tea, Pink Rose, Ballet Pink & Putty). I trimmed the sentiment and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals.
The Designer Paper is from the *Candy Lane* Collection and I had to use my new Eyelet Border Punch as well. To top it off I added the Silver Brads.
Alright - I hope I/we put you in the stampin' mood with these Challenges and you play along??? If not - have a wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day?!?!
Thanks for stopping by!!! Hugs ~S~

37 comments:

Gabriela said...

Oh Silke - your valentine card is marvelous! I adore the piercings that lend such sweetness!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE the dimension on both cards and that striped red paper is SOOO eye catching!!

Simone said...

Happy Valentine Silke,

du hast zwei sehr sehr schöne Valentinskarten gemacht. Die mit Happy Hearts ist mein Favorit. SUPER!!!
Wir haben hier wieder Schnee!Und Sonne. Ein Traum.
Einen schönen Tag Deine Simone

Dawn Easton said...

Silke, I love your Valentine's Day card you made for the OCC! It's fabulous!

Your Inspiration card is awesome too! Love the softness and the layout is great!!! Tall cards are so much fun!

Lynda Benden said...

You are so talented Silke! Both cards are GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the colors you used on both! The Candy Cane Lane paper is awesome and the buttons....fantastic! The softness of your BRA card is so beautiful! I checked out the Bra's and they are hilarious!!

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous card Silke, oh my gosh, I just love that bra! What a wonderful inspiration piece . . . way too funny!

Cindy Haffner said...

Silke love both cards, love your talent.

Antje said...

Great cards, especially the upper one is lovely!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I love them both. The tall and thin one is perfect! Great cards Silke.

Jackie Pedro said...

Bee-You-Tee-Ful, Silke!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Joan said...

I love both of your cards - they're fantastic.

Mary Fish said...

Love these cards. Always so balanced. The OCC Challenge looks like a toughie. However, I printed it and have good intentions of giving it a try. Thanks for your continued artistic inspiration. Hugs, Mary

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful cards Silke both cards are amazing!!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Jennifer :)

StampOwl said...

great cards Silke ... love the sahara sand instead of the kraft hehe ... thanks for playing our challenge

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! These are wonderful! Love your layouts and colors!

Caryl P said...

What great cards Silke! I love the bra you chose too...does anyone actually wear that??? Thanks for the inspiration as usual!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Silke! I love this top creation. I just finished my kids' Valentine's with it...but I love the shape you've brought it and the color!

Hey...there's a lady in the Flourishes Forum from Bremen who really only speaks German...thought you might want to come into the forum and say hi to her if you have a chance?

Have a great Valentine's Day!

Amy Sheffer said...

These are awesome, Silke! Love your OCC one - great take on the sketch! The vertical stripe paper is so bold and dramatic! I love you IC one, too - the image and layout work so well for the tall skinny card!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Girl, you sure do blow my mind!!!!!Both of your cards are absolutely stunning.
Happy Valentine's day fried!!!!
Hugs,
Sabrina

Nancy Riley said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Silke! Both of these cards are spectacular, and I am IN LOVE with your OCC design! WOW!

Julie said...

Silke, these are both just gorgeous!! :) Happy Valentine's Day, girl!

Mothermark said...

Silke, I just commented on this in the SCS gallery and it blew me away there and it blows me away here! It is so beautiful. How fun that you joined our challenge! I am loving your card....the Valentine one is precious too!

Denise said...

Silke, I just love your style! Two more beauties here!! LOVE em'!!

MakiJo said...

Ohhh, the both cards are so pretty and the colors are so lovely. Gorgeous Valentine's card, Silke.

MakiJo said...

Ohhh, the both cards are so pretty and the colors are so lovely. Gorgeous Valentine's card, Silke.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Silke, these are both FABULOUS!!

lakind said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Silke!

Stamp and Smile said...

One of my FAV's!! I just love this stamp set and DP SU! bundled up this year. Fun take on the challenge... SUPER CUTE!!! Smiles... :)

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Silke, you have such an amazing style! Fresh, perfectly embellished, and always gorgeous...just like this card! I LOVE the hearts!!!

Lisa Brown said...

Awesome, Silke! These are great!

Carolyn King said...

LOVE these----both are super elegant!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Silke! I just love your take on the OCC sketch.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are both so fabulous!! Love that striped paper, and I just love the shape of your second card...the little lacey border and the great dimiension!!

Pam Varnell said...

2 gorgeous cards Silke. They are both fantastic!!!

laurie said...

What wonderful cards!

Cindy Major said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love how all of your elements come together so nicely :)

Cindy

Anonymous said...

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