Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I Stink You're Sweet! (DCBD 110)

For today's DCBD challenge Heidi asked us to use this color scheme: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Kraft and Close to Cocoa. I really like this color scheme but wasn't exactly creative when I chose to do a Valentine's card for my hubby! However, I LOVE how this turned out! I saw this little skunk somewhere yesterday and realized I'd neglected him, my favorite stamp in Pun Fun! I know skunks aren't typically brown, but he's still a cutie I think.

I accomplished multiple things with this card. In addition to the Valentine for my DH and completing this week's DCBD challenge, this sketch is from today's Sketch Challenge (SC211) on SCS. I also think I might link it to So for her monthly contest just for fun. Shelli Gardner is SU's top dog and her blog is fun and demonstrates just how sweet she really is!

For a quick run down on what I did here... the patterned paper and the heart punch I used are both from the Love You Much Bundle that is for sale until January 31st at 20% off!! To color in the sweet skunk I used my aqua painter and ink from the ink pad lids- simple! A little embossing here, and little distressing there and voila! Best part is, everything single thing I used is current and available right now (although the ribbon is only available through January 18th).

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope you like it. Now I'm excited for Valentine's Day to give this to him. Hope you are all staying warm in this crazy Ohio weather (or wherever you are!).

Ooh, forgot to mention, here's what I did inside.

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla cardstock, Candy Lane DSP
Stamps: Pun Fun, Holidays & Wishes
Ink: Basic Brown, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke (just a touch on the flower)
Accessories: Distressing tool, chocolate chip felt ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Heart to Heart punch, Aqua painter, Vanilla Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Your card is soooo cute! I love how you did the ribbon with the hearts on the inside too.

  2. So stinkin' cute! You always do a great job on the details, really makes a difference!

  3. This IS stinkin' cute! I love that little skunk, too! The inside is awesome, too...I need to remember that...great job!

  4. I LOVE what you did with the inside ribbon treatment! I've got to try that! TFS!

  5. What a cute card! I love that little skunk. I also really like the way you decorated the inside of your card.

  6. wow! the inside is just so super cute! see what I miss by just looking at your SCS gallery?!

  7. Very cute card and the inside of the card just really completes it.

  8. What a smart idea to use the ribbon to decorate both the inside and the outside! I never would have thought of that!

  9. Very very cute Kristin! I love the Skunk! it was perfect! I am sure your hubby will love it!


  10. Wow, such a cute card!

    I live in Grove City, so we're not too far from each other!

  11. Love this card! I think skunks are the cutest things, and I love this color combo!

  12. What a wonderful card! Your watercoloring is terrific!



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