Happy Friday, everyone!
For those of you living in a cold climate like me, and who were on the receiving end of the "Blizzard of '11" (also like me!), I hope that you have fared well this week! After my stressful day yesterday fighting with the snow blower, and our furnace going out an needing repair, I thought what better way to relieve that stress than to break out the glitter!
So I thought I would share with you today the Valentine's Day cards that I created and will be sending out to friends. With all due respect to Hallmark, I think that there's nothing better than making (and receiving!) a hand crafted card!!
I made these from both pre-made blank cards, as well as heavy cardstock that had a pretty raised damask pattern.
Paper doilies, a generous dusting of glitter (of course!), rhinestones, and wonderfully crinkly seam binding add to the romance!! I also used bits of vintage sheet music on some of the cards. I just love the sheet music, and I guess you could say it has become one of my trademarks!
You can click on any of the photos to get a closer look!
For this card, I resisted the urge to add the pink seam binding, as it is going to my sweetheart hubby (shhhh, don't tell!). Can you guess what I used to create it? The negative that was left behind from a sheet of heart stickers! Yes, I kept it, as I knew that it had future crafting potential!! All I did was stick it to a page from a vintage French book. I then glittered some of the hearts, then mounted it to my red card. I also cut out two hearts from the red cardstock, and two smaller hearts from the vintage French book. I added some more glitter, then applied them with the dimensional foam squares, and viola, a fun and easy card!
So now I feel much better after working with all of that glitter! And my latest copy of Romantic Homes magazine just arrived in the mail this morning, so it is going to be a much better day!
Have a great weekend, and stay warm and cozy!!