Sweet Valentine Ben

Happy Friday, all! Here is a card that I made for Challenge 96 over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. The challenge is to use chocolate, teal and cream for your card. I added a splash of red and yellow/gold as well. =)

I used the Sweet Valentine Ben for my card. Isn't he cute? I love his big smile. =)

The cardstock that I used to stamp and color the handsome Ben is Copic X-Press It! This is my second image colored using this paper (the first one is this one, but I forgot to mention it...) and I love this paper for coloring. It's thiner than my beloved Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock, but the ink won't bleed or feather. PTI's cardstock is still my favorite though since it's more affordable and they are superb for card bases.

I paired him with the Fine And Dandy True Blue collection by My Mind's Eye. I used the Curly Hearts Border Die and the Heart Banner to add a little interest. The sentiment is from this set by Papertrey Ink.

That's it for now. Have a fabulous day! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It!
stamps: (Sweet Valentine Ben) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Perfect Match, VersaFine Onyx Black
corner rounder: EK Success
dies; (Curly Hearts border, Heart Banner) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (oval, circle, scalloped circle) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31
pants: E79, E77, E74, E71
shirt: W3, W1, W00, 0
vast: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG01, B000, B0000
tie: E08, R05, R02
shoes; W3, W1, W00, 0, C9, C7, C5, C3
box of chocolate (I think...): R39, R37, R35, R32
rose: YG67, YG17, YG03, R39, R35, R32
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 5" x 5"


yyam said…
Just lovely Alice! Love your attention to detail and that awesome coloring!!!:)
donna mikasa said…
Adorable image and such yummy colors! I don't think it matters what cardstock you use--you're a coloring whiz! Have an awesome weekend!
Love your card,ALice! Ben looks so cute! and Awesome coloring as always!
Janetcraft said…
wow, he is a cute boy...you really colored him so real
Wendy ten Hove said…
Hello Alice!

Ha, this card makes you smile! Yes, this boy's smile is huge and makes you smile with him! Very nice card, love the papers that you used!

Hugs & happy Friday,
Shirley N said…
I'm NEVER disappointed with what you make Alice, and this one's a beauty! I love your DPs and layout and your image is colored so beautifully! Love this adorable card!
Vanessa said…
WOW! This is so amazing, Alice!!! I thought your coloring is perfect already, but it seems to get better and better! Jaw-dropping! Hugs,
Vanessa x
Beate said…
Oh my goodness, is he every cute! Love your coloring and the paper you used!
Hugs and smiles
~amy~ said…
:) He just makes me smile....such a fun card Alice!
Lin said…
So cute, Alice - love all that went together for this card!
What a fantastic card, Alice. Love the coloring and the overall design.
Annette said…
you are sooooooo super talented!!!!
Sparkplug17 said…
This is just darling!
Kim Piggott said…
Oh this is so adorable Alice!
kim x
Maria Therese said…
Looove your card and I think I must have that heart die :)
Dotty Jo said…
Totally fabulous card Alice, really made me smile! Jo x
Merry said…
Such a wonderful card and he definitely has the most wonderful smile. Your colouring is terrific.
Suzanne C said…
He is so sweet and love that smirk on his face! Sweet valentine's card!
Teri said…
Alice, this card is so adorable! I love Ben!
alexandra s.m. said…
Absolutely adorable!
I too love ben ;-)
Stamping Cafe said…
OMG... this is so adorable, Alice!! Amazing coloring girlie, I agree with Donna... I don't think it matters what cardstock you use the result will be the same, because you just ROCK girl!! You are going to get me start on getting those beautiful dies from Whiff of Joy, oh my... I'm in trouble!! :)

I haven't try the paper yet, I need to give it a try to see if my coloring will improve a little bit! :)
Lou said…
Hi! this card i soooo LUV,really sweet and such great colours.
hugs Lou.xxx
Amy said…
OMGosh, this card is totally adorable Alice... love everything about it! :)
Tasha said…
Oh wow he is adorable! Love the gorgeous chap. Fab layout and the heart branch is so cute
love tasha xx
Anne H. said…
Such a lovely card!
An adorable image and your coloring is fab! Great take on the theme.
Thanks for joining us at WOJ-Challenges.
Michele Roos said…
Such a gorgeous card Alice. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ. Hugs Michele x

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