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:

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

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  2. Beautiful sentiment, beautiful card!

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. 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!!

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

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  7. This is beautiful! Great take on the photo!

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!!

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

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

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

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  16. 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! :)

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

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