Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Design

This week the Blogger's Challenge is theme pattern papers. I chose to use paper from Tim Holtz's Vintage Shabby paper stack to create a Valentine Card. Valentine, by the way, is also the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. I love this particular paper stack because of the cool colors. The background panel is done with one striped pattern. The rosette is done with more of a scroll pattern. The heart in the center and the little heart are from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The rickrack across the bottom actually turned out to be too pink, so I went over it with Victorian Velvet distress ink to tone it down. The panel is also edged with Victorian Velvet. Burgundy Stickles was used to edge the rosette and heart. The flourish is made with pearls and rhinestones. It adds a pretty bling to the whole card.
Color recipe for KSS stamps: (all ink used is Adirondack)
Rose Heart -- 1 pink sherbert, 2 raspberry, 3 wild plum, 4 cranberry
Small heart -- 1 pink sherbert, 2 wild plum, archival black for sentiment 

I'm excited to announce that I have just been selected to be on the Design Team for Class Act Stamps -- the Chapel Road Division. Look for artwork starting around the end of February.

20 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful shabby valentine! The KSS heart looks fab on the rosette!

Pat Huntoon said...

I love that paper, too -- especially because it accepts ink so easily and has a subtle pattern that can be stamped on. Well done! Love the flower and the flourish.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is this card- I love the Patterened Paper you used- so pretty! Love the bling- love the flower!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh pretty! I love the crinkle flower!

JP Card Crazy said...

Love the vitange paper your design is wonderful and the added pearls in the two shades is very nice.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous, Barb. Beautiful card. Hugs, Gayle.

Basement Stamper said...

The heart is a great accent on that flower. Beautiful job!

Tami Black said...

I appreciate vintage since I don't do it well -- these flourishes and extras are just perfect for this card and very pretty!

Linda Monroe said...

Love the pink. Very sweet.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love this super cute frilly card!!

Barbara said...

What a great Valentine's card this is! So cute...great use of patterned paper for this one!!

GCgirl said...

Great card...love all the accents esp the "bling"!

Lisa said...

Love the bling and the texture of the card.

Nikki Bond said...

Love that heart...such a fantastic card! {sMILES}

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful Barbara. I love that folded embellishment and the fourish. Congratulations on being on the Altered Alice team. You are so talented.

Ida said...

Oh so lovely. The paper rosette is beautiful.
Congrats on the new DT position.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is just timeless, luv it!

Lori said...

Pretty vintage look!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Barbara! The rosette and heart are just beautiful! :D

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Your rosette and card Barbara, is GORGEOUS!!!!
Congratulations with your new DT position too! Your are a creative gem!