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Twilight Tuesday Challenge :#61 – A Touchy Feely Vampire Valentine

Yay! Its Tuesday! Time for another fab Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! This week our challenge comes from the brilliant and super talented mind of my friend Donna. Here is what she wrote:

With Valentines day fast approaching and everybody in a lovey dovey, touchy feely kinda mood, I thought the most obvious thing I could challenge you all to is to create a Valentine’s day card for your favorite Twilight Saga character *sigh*…Rob…I mean…Edward….What?? A girl can dream can’t she??!! …But then I thought….Nar, too easy!

So this is what I would like you to do….

Craft Portion: Make a VALENTINE’S card/project for your favorite character or for your valentine… but…. with texture!! That’s right I want you to add things like lace, raised embossing, distressed edges, fuzzy fibers, metal, cloth, cracked glass, leather, flower soft, sandpaper, anything that adds texture!

Comment Portion: Tell us your favorite Valentine’s story…Or if you haven’t got one, Tell us who you would like to snuggle up on Valentine’s day with from the Twilight Saga…

For TTIC #60, Laura blogged about this awesome heart template she downloaded at Cheeky Magpie. Let’s just say I became a little obsessed with the idea of making cards in the shape of actual hearts!!! I have been diligently working on 3 of them, all at once, waiting for the right time to show them to you. Well, now is the time to show you the first one!!!


I love how this card turned out. There’s a lot going on here… a lot to see and a lot to touch!


Please click on any of the pictures to see them bigger! So first, I cut out the heart. Colored in the edges with black marker. Used Stickles in Fruit Punch around the edges. For more Glitz, I used Cherub Pink and Silver Glimmer Mists along with a Glimmer Screen. Made my sentiment (font is from Time Flies), and detailed it with more black. Added wings (yes, they flutter!), glittered and embossed ‘em, some felt swirls inside, a hint of ribbon, tiny pearls and a pre-fabbed sentiment from Sweet Pea.


You can really see the dimension and sparkle from this angle!


Here is the inside. The brads allow the wings to move. I really love this card. I thought about adding more to it… but I don’t think it needs anything else, except maybe some loving words for my husband!

When I first read the deets about this challenge, I immediately thought of making one of these hearts for it. But, I was going to use some sandpaper… Why? Because as I was rereading Butch’s story from the Black Dagger Brotherhood (Lover Revealed), I read this awesome description that I just loved. It’s about how Vishous feels about Butch.

“The rough bastard somehow smoothed the edges of his life, probably because he was like sandpaper, a scratchy, persistent, wrong-way rub that left everything more even.” pg. 60

How awesome is that??? But, I didn’t have any sandpaper I was willing to give up for the card, and I really wanted to post this one. But, maybe I just gave you some more inspiration???

That about does it for me. I actually really don’t like V-Day. I think you should ALWAYS be telling the ones you love how much you love them. And chocolate should be given all year long! So, I don’t really do much for the 14th…

Now go! Go and see the rest of the DT’s awesome work! But… leave me some love first please!

Dani ~ Donna ~Jen ~ Jodi

Erica ~ Margie ~ Rebecca~ Tonya


Alyssa S said…
Wowzers! What a cool card! I love that it's a heart and all sparkly and stuff. How fun! I just saw sandpaper used on a card the other day and thought that it was just so've definitely got my wheels turning!
Jen said…
This is so cool Alison! And so completely you. I love all the little details you added to this... such a fantastic idea!
Danderella said…
Oh my goodness, a real heart!?! This is fabulous...the kind of thing my hubby would totally love. Great card.
Dani said…
I totally agree that you should always tell people you love them! And chocolate should be eaten every day!!! LOL!

I love your card, beautiful wings! All your details are wonderful!!
Donna said…
Ali this is SO COOL!!! I knew you would make something really spectactular with this challenge!! Amazing work I LOVE it!! Xx
Erica said…
This is sooo fun! I love your Stickle use! Beautiful work! Loved talking to you today! You are a wonderful friend!
margie c said…
Wow! This is stunning! I love everything you did with this one! Great job :)
Julie said…
Wow, is this ever beautiful! It's so soft and romantic-looking -- amazing job!
I love what you did with the heart!! It looks amazing!:)

Jodi said…
WOW!! This is a VERY creative card!! I LOVE it!
Jodi =)
Beth said…
Awesome! Completely perfect. You come up with the coolest stuff!
Rebecca said…
I love all the details you put into these!
Alex said…
WOW! This is awesome on so many levels!! The sandpaper is GREAT and I am so glad you shared that.

You are the glimmer mist queen, no globs, drips or drops at all!!!
Tonya Klar said…
HAHAHAHAHA...I wish you could see my face right now! I'm grinning ear to ear. I LOVE what you did with this heart and all you put into it! I'm on Butch's book right now and I ADORED that line about the sandpaper! What an awesome book that is!!! You did a SPECTACULAR job with this. I just love seeing your stuff--it's always so FUN to see! BTW, if you have any of those screens you're willing to sell, hit me back!
Leigh Ann Baird said…
I feel the need to re-read Butch's story. Your heart card is very cool and original! We don't go crazy for V day here either but I love making projects for it. I suppose we go through the motions but, to me, V Day is just another excuse for extra chocolate.

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