Monday, February 11, 2013

Vintagey Valentine's Cards

Valentine's Cards 2013

I love sending Valentine’s to family and friends. Consistent with my paper addiction, Valentine’s Day was just the excuse reason I needed to pick up another  Recollections paper pack at Michaels called “Union Square”. It’s full of vintage papers in muted shades of red, black and neutral, with lots of damask overlays on text and assorted other patterns.

Heart Bunny

A few of the cards were made using a digital image of “Alice’s Rabbit” found here : Free Vintage Digital Stamps.

I downloaded, sized and printed on white cardstock, then colored in the rabbit with alcohol markers and colored pencils. I decided to only color in spots of his vest etc.

Heart Bunny

I trimmed one of the images to use as a mask , laid it on top of the other images and then “spounced” around the exposed edges with a brush and “Antique Linen” distress ink.  Trimmed and mounted my rabbit panels on black panels embossed using a fleur-de-lis embossing folder by Cricut.

Hybrid Digital Valentine's Card

The cards are 5x7 ( I used blank cards I had on hand) and I covered the front with torn pieces of papers from the pack. Embellished with coordinating washi tape, hearts punched from scraps, Prima flowers, rhinestones, and some ticket stickers from my stash.

Valentine's Cards 2013 

For some of the other cards, I tore a panel from a page that already had LOVE written out in glitter, along with other washi tapes and embellishments.

Recollections LOVE Card

or stamped the word LOVE onto a book page and then mounted with coordinating papers. My gold heart there is made from loops of mizuhiki cord I found at the Japanese dollar store chain Daiso.

Recollections LOVE Card

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Roxana White said...

Fabulous, thanks for sharing the tutorial and the link for the print!

Michelle L. said...

I'm sorry, but these are so beautiful I am speechless. Can't think of anything original to say - I just love them!

lindalou said...

The are just gorgeous. You put my card making to shame (fortunately I like making them too much to let myself be intimidated...hahaha)

Wonderful job Carol.

Unknown said...

Carol these are phenomenal! I love the vintage look, the old papers, tickets, etc. Really stunning and your family and friends will love them.