Can't believe I just deleted my post--ugh! See if I can do it over even though it's late & my eyes want to close. Next week is our anniversary & I've been trying to decide what to do for Steve's card--really wanted something different this year. I love the Hero Arts sketches for this month's challenge so decided to start with one of them. I had yet to ink my Diamond Zig Zag Background & knew Steve would like that image. I stamped with VersaMark & embossed with Stampendous! aged taupe embossing enamel--really neat effect. I also heavily inked & embossed the edges going for an artistic & masculine look. You can get an idea of the look from the close-up picture. The sentiment from Valentine Flourishes is stamped in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Champagne & die cut with Spellbinder's Reverse Wonky Rectangles. The edges are inked & embossed. I cut mats from purple textured cardstock. The heart from Speckled Ornaments is stamped with Encore! Ultimate Metallic Purple (hubby likes purple!), edged with the Champagne ink, clear embossed, cut out & attached to the die cut. Before I mounted the pieces with foam tape, I used my old Kewl tool to swipe the Champagne ink on the card. I really like how the card turned out & I think hubby will, too--after all, that's what matters. Thanks for stopping by my little part of Blogland. Hope your week is going well.