Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gecko Galz Valentine

My turn for today's Gecko Galz Valentine from the Design Team.
I call my card Unexpected Valentine
The unexpected:
1) the color combo for a Valentine--light green and pink with vintage black and beige
2) a pocket for a little surprise--treat,trinkets, love note, tickets, gift card, etc. 
3) the unexpected kiss


Print Gecko Galz images:
couple from Love Me Do collage sheet (January release)
sentiment from Heather Hudson Collection February tag set
banners from B is for Banners collage sheet

Directions:
Cut black card stock 6"x12' and fold to make 6"x6" card base.  Cut pale green linen card stock 5.75" x 5.75" .  Cut strip of vintage music paper, distress top edge by tearing and inking. Adhere to bottom half of green card along bottom and sides, leaving top open to create pocket (for Sugar Creek Hollow layers challenge).  Fussy cut image (leave white around image as you cut), sentiment and banners.  Edge banners with black. Layer white doily onto pink paper for contrast.  Edge doily with pink ink.  Place image on round doily.  Fold bottom portion to create straight line.  Adhere image to doily. Add trims to front and back of doily: pink baker's twine on top and organza flower ribbon trim behind (for RRR challenge).  Adhere doily to music.  (more layers for SCH) Adhere black foil trim to bottom edge of music.  Cut wire bow trim (for RRR challenge) and use a bead of tacky glue across top back of each banner and attach to wire in between the bows.  Adhere black bow wire trim to top of green card by bending wire to back of card on each side.  Adhere green card to black card base.  Place dimensional pop dots under banners. Decorate banners.

Additional Supplies: 
generic black card stock
pink paper
music sheet from Vintage Page Designs etsy shop
white round Wilton doily
green card stock from DCWV Linen Closet stack
Ranger distress inks in old paper and vintage photo.
Ranger distress markers:  vintage photo and worn lipstick
pink and white baker's twine (from stash)
black bow wire trim (from stash)
trim from Walmart
Black dresden foil trim
Bride's paper rose from Michaels
Misc. items from stash

In addition to my card being featured along with the instructions on how to make it, you'll find a Gecko Galz product special price for something I used to make my card.

Please go to the Gecko Galz site to see today's the product promotion.  You also can click on the words Valentine Cards which takes you to the file where you'll see all the design team cards posted to date along with the instructions.  

Entering this here:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #64 Valentine Love and Ribbon

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #46 Lots of Layers 

13 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, so sexy with the pink and black banner too! ~Diane

Heather said...

Helene...this is gorgeous!! I love the image you used...and the banner is just darling!! I love that you used my little text boxes...too sweet!!
Hugs
Heather

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used! Valerie

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous card - you've made the banner so pretty wih those little bows. I love the way that you have framed the image. The way you have positioned on the music sheet with 'he tried' visible is fun! Nicola x

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Helene! Love that image!

contadinak said...

i thought that text looked familiar! great card - love the fun image and the way you've put it all together. thanks for joining in on the fun at really reasonable ribbon! - vivian

Brenda Brown said...

This is so sweet Helene, I love the colour palette and the fabulous image. What makes it even more delightful for me is the cute banner, gorgeous.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the vintage image and the banner. Thank you for joining us at SCH this week.
Yvonne

Terry said...

Very pretty Valentine's Day card! Wonderful vintage feel and I love that banner with those little back bows! Love this card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, perfect for Valentine's day.

Michele said...

this is so gorgeous! i love the delicate colors and the juicy image. the banner is the perfect touch. awesome. xo

hazel said...

A beautiful card - just perfect for Valentines day.
xxx Hazel.

Patti P. said...

Lovely....the banner is beautiful and love Heather's text!
Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

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