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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Workshop Excursion

I decided to get going on my masculine valentines after seeing all the challenges based on love Simon Says Stamp and Show some Love, The Artistic Stamper - Love is in the Air and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTCC103 - Valentines Card.  

I did a stealth mission down to my hubby's workshop. I went looking for sandpaper to create my hearts from. The wonderful thing was he had this almost white colored sand paper in addition to the natural tones so I was able to create two tones in my hearts. The other wonderful thing was the back side of the white sandpaper had this wonderful red colored surface. I actually went back down to see what else I could snag. :) Unfortunately my DH is very organized and very neat so there weren't any other scraps or items I could purloin. :)

If your hubby is more messy I bet there would be more fun bits and pieces to sneak back to your crafty space.

The card was easy to put together after the hearts were die cut, stamp Hero Arts image using Ranger Archival ink on sandpaper. Sponge edges with Ranger Archival ink. (I used a sponge that was already ragged and ready to be thrown out as the sandpaper rips up the sponge)

The rest was just cutting the sandpaper to size (used my rotary cutter to handle the roughness and flipped it over to paper side. Distressing the edges and sponging with the black ink. I was going to stamp my sentiment but couldn't find a Be Mine so I pulled out some stickers.

We are waiting for the blizzard to hit. The kids are getting out early today from school and pretty sure they will be home tomorrow for a snow day. (Which they are very excited about). One of the downsides to working from home is if we do get snowed in I still have to work. :)

Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz

26 comments:

  1. Love those hearts Sue. What a fab idea. I'd never find anything that wasn't too mucky and messed up my OH's stuff. He's most definitely not a DIYer and always says if you put a screwdriver in his hand the house will fall down! I personally think it's an excuse so that I don't ask him to put shelves up etc., lol!

    Hoever, your's is obviously much different ad the card you have been able to make is great. I would certainly never have thought of using sandpaper.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  2. Very neat idea! Did he pop over to France to buy the sandpaper then :))
    You are always so creative!

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  3. What a fabulous idea using sand paper, those hearts are wonderful an I love the use of the nails, very clever. A wonderful masculine valentines card. Tracy Evans x

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  4. Wonderful idea, Suzanne! I bet he'll really like this card! Thinking of you in the midst of the coming snow - keep cozy!!

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  5. Brilliant idea, Suzz! Love the way the hearts turned out! Stay warm, safe and dry!

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  6. Such a gorgeous card Suzanne! Those hearts are stunning and made from sandpaper? Your are to friggin' creative! :)

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  7. Those hearts look wonderful. How creative that you made them out of sandpaper.. I might have to go take a look out in my hubby's garage.. All that snow talk is making me cold..

    Hugs, Linda

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  8. I love that you made a masculine Valentine with sandpaper! Such a great idea! And such a perfect card! Good luck through the blizzard! Where I live it has to be really bad for it to be a no school day, they even have it in minus 40!

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  9. Brilliant!! Making hearts from sandpaper - whatever next? I think this is gorgeous!

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  10. It's fabulous when you can raid the DH's stuff! :)
    Glad you joined in at The Artistic Stamper........good luck!
    xoxo Sioux

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  11. What a wonderful idea, Sue! Gorgeous masculine card, love it!!

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  12. Great masculine Valentine, creative use of the sandpaper! Looks fab with the stamped images!

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  13. Wonderful - I love how you've used the sandpaper! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

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  14. very clever Suzz. I like how it turned out.
    and thanks for the lovely comments you have left me over the past rfew days. Much appreciated.

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  15. Great masculine Valentine, Sue! The sandpaper hearts are fab.. so creative and clever!

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  16. Hiya Sue, love the sandpaper and the way you have used it, wowzersss and absolutely wonderfull colors. Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  17. Wonderful idea to use the sandpaper...gives the hearts such lovely texture. Loving that fabulous background too!

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  18. Beautiful Valentine card Suzz! Love the hearts :) !!! Thank you for joining us this week...hugs ~S~

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  19. That was such a darned clever idea and it looks fantastic! You rock!

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  20. so sweet! love the distressed edges and colors. wonderful card, Sue!

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  21. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge :O))

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  22. Love this!! I struggle with Valentines being to girly for my husband-I know I can snag some leftovers from his shop to include on a valentine. Thanks for the inspiration, I love your work!!

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  23. Sue, I loved this when I saw it on Flickr - amazing and creative card! Must check out my hubby's supplies!

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  24. What a beautiful card, love the composition.
    Thanks for playing along with the ASCT Challenge this month, Best of Luck x

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