Who says Valentine's cards need to be pink and red with hearts? I made this unconventional card with the idea of making something a little more masculine in mind.
I started out with a piece of Espresso Spectrum Cardstock, and cut it to 6" x 12". I then folded it so it would be a gatefold card by measuring three inches from the edge on both sides. I punched a 2.5" circle out of what was left of the Espresso Cardstock.
The patterned papers used on the card are the backs of Bon Voyage™ Paris and Reel Me In™ Upstream. I cut two 3" x 2.75" rectangles out of the Paris paper and two 2.75" x 2.75" squares out of the Upstream paper. I distressed the cut papers, Espresso circle and card with Clearly Better™ Chocolate Ink. I glued the Upstream paper on the tops of the card flaps, and the Paris paper on the bottom.
I then used the "tea • coffee • hot chocolate" stamp from our new Café Mocha™ Rubber Cling stamps, and stamped on both pieces of the blue polka dot paper (the back of Reel Me In™ Upstream), just about an 1/8" from the bottom. I then glued a 2.75" piece of brown ribbon to each flap, where the two papers meet.
I stamped a coffee mug and "I like you a latte" on to the Express circle with Clearly Better™ Chocolate Ink, and I colored it in with a blue pastel. I attached the circle to the left hand flap with two adhesive foam squares.
To finish the card off, I used the "made with love" stamp from our Handmade By Rubber Cling Stamps to the back of the card.
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