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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine Card


For this 5x7 red card stock card, I used two stamps from Red Lead Paperworks--the background story stamp and then a larger image of the two girls looking at the Valentines they received from the postal box.

To dress up the background stamped paper, I wet distressed the edges and touched them up with some Ranger Tattered Rose distress ink.  Needing a bit more, I created faux stitching by using my metal template to punch holes and then connected the holes with a real red Stampin' Up pen.  I colored the girls with my Copics.  The background papers are old and I can't seem to locate the brand in my stash.

My second entry for the All You Need is Love challenge at Art With No Boundaries.

Week #99 Love is In the Air challenge at the Shabby Tea Room with the color palette red/white/touch of black

Valentine Challenge to make a card or gift at the Craft Room

The inspiration for the color palette is from the Shabby Tea Room Challenge.  The inspiration for the design is Frank's February Challenge at the Flying Unicorn Forum to use a minimum of 3 hearts each of 3 different sizes.in 3 different materials. I have paper, felt, and cotton tatting.  Please note the beautiful rose from the Flying Unicorn store has heart shaped petals. I can't enter the challenge as I'm on the Creative Team.

22 comments:

JoAnne said...

Pure charm, just darling!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awe so very sweet!
hugs Lynn

Lynne Moncrieff said...

100% adorable.
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

So very adorable, x

Maria said...

This is beautiful, and I love the stamps. The stitching looks real! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Shona said...

so adorable Helene love this!

Micupoftea~ said...

awwww, sweet! love the tipped hearts, super pattern mix too. What cute girl images :)

Debi said...

what a lovely vintage feel to your card, love it, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great card, perfect for Valentine's day.

Vicki Romaine said...

Helene, I always look forward to seeing what you have created. Great vintage card and I really like that background. Thanks for joining Art with No Boundaries.

hazel said...

Another beautiful card Helene, I love it. Thank you for us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Sharon said...

Oh this is so sweet - love the gorgeous stamps and the heart doilies are perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Art With No Boundaries!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very sweet -thank you for joining us at Art With No Boundaries! :)

Jingle said...

This is SO pretty!

1CardCreator said...

I love all the details the rolled edges and stitching along with the texture you have added with the hearts and fussy cutting. Fab card!

Ellis said...

Your second entry is beautiful! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
Hugs, Elenor

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is simply beautiful!!! What a Valentine treasure!
XO
Cindy

codyrachel's irises said...

It's a beautiful & sweet card as Cindy said "What a Valentine treasure!" Then on top of a beautiful & interesting blog - what a wonderful surprise for me to open your blog & one of my top 10 songs - oh Baby it's Cold Outside is playing! the music is wonderful - there's so much I need to learn about blogging! and as I write more wonderful electic music is playing you may not be aware but in musical taste you may be my long lost twin from another Mother ! ;)

DotteeO said...

Absolutely darling!! I love the little girl stamp, it's one of my RL favorites!

Sandi said...

This one is so you! Perfection all around. Hugs,

Gerri Herbst said...

This is so sweet...just love the red trim!

CTgirl said...

This is such a sweet card!
Thanks so much for joining us at the "All you need is Love" challenge at Art with No Boundaries.
Rene

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