1.25.2013

I Will Never Forget You

An odd sentiment for a Valentine card, perhaps, but for some reason it is what landed on this one.  And I don't have any good reason why, but it is working for me.  For some reason... it's the right one.

I was inspired to create this card by the utterly breathtaking inspiration photo provided by the Avery Elle AEI♥U Challenge.  The colors are just amazing and I love the feeling of stillness, perhaps even a touch of sadness, and a great sense of hope that the image conveys.


Isn't that just beautiful? *sigh* So... I pulled out my Bright Days set from Avery Elle and got to work. My design idea actually changed a bit as I was working, but I am quite pleased with the end game on this one. I am also linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

I'll Never Forget You

Deep reds and multiple grey tones? Yes. Please. I so love these gorgeous hues! I used Cranberry ink from CTMH along with both London Fog and Grey Flannel from Tsukineko (Momento inks). I used first and second generation stamping to get multiple tones and also to create a sense of depth on a card that is mostly flat. I was also inspired by the lines in the photograph...I pulled them out in a more abstract form for my card.

I'll Never Forget (detail)

I used a simple line of May Arts Grosgrain Ribbon and accented it with an inked wood veneer heart from Studio Calico. The word stickers are Authentique - and a perfect fit! I so love them!

And yes, a bit of a different sentiment, but those are needed sometimes. And sometimes... they are bittersweet....

Have a happy!

Jingle Out!



19 comments:

Sandra said...

Love this! very cool - and yes bittersweet is a good word for those words.
Sandra ltb

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this, so cool!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful sentiment, beautiful card!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I love this so much Jingle. It reminds me of poppy fields and WWI, and therefore your sentiment is absolutely perfect. A truly beautiful card!

Suzanne said...

Jingle, the stamping and the colors are perfect but my favorite part are the word stickers - so cute!

Jamie said...

This is great! I tried to play along but don't have any Avery Elle stamps so I used the digital one and I am not a digital crafter at all, LOL. I might need to get a set or two from this line, I love them:) Your card is really awesome!!

Cassie_lu said...

loving the design of the card. the combo of the rays and the circles is stunning.

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is beautiful! Great take on the photo!

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Linda Beeson said...

Neat background!

Shelly said...

I love it! The red is perfect. The black and greys. It's just lovely. :)

Crestajune said...

Beautiful, fabulous card! I really like this! Have a fantastic day!

Laurie said...

Love love love this Jingle! You worked out these colors beautifully!

Emily Keaton said...

So lovely! I adore that wood veneer heart. :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oooo...totally fabulicious! And yep, this card is worthy of making a sniglet (do you remember sniglets?). The rays, the depth of the circles, the staggering of the sentiment--awesome!!

gale said...

This is really cute. I agree-the inspiration photo is gorgeous!!

Connie Mercer said...

awesome design~ you blow me away!!!! gorgeous!!!

Angie said...

Great card! Love all the depth you created with those circles!

Cath said...

Hey Jingle! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Alina said...

Lovely card! Great background! Love the combination between red and grey!

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