The card I've made for this week's challenge is a Valentine card. With Valentine's Day only a few days away, it just felt natural to be thinking of sweetly romantic cards. I thought this week's sketch worked really well for the images in the stamp set as well, so off I went on my creative journey.
I don't seem to be able to get away without doing some fussy-cutting lately. This card was no exception. For that fancy strip across the card, I decided to stamp a "ribbon" of trees using the images from the stamp set and then cut that strip out. It took longer than I expected because it was long and it had so many little jigs and jags. But I really do like the way it fits across the card and that's what counts.
I kept to a relatively neutral colour palette with a couple of pops of colour in the hearts and his hat. For my base I've used Soft Suede and then added a layer of Sahara Sand which I first embossed using my Woodgrain embossing folder and then stamped with my Gorgeous Grunge splatters using Sahara Sand ink and Crumb Cake ink. I think it gives the background a feel of sawdust, don't you?