Monday, February 16, 2015

Get Carded: More Valentines

Hello! My last post featured valentines I made for my own family; today's post will discuss some of the valentines that got sent out to friends. 

To a very creative local friend:

Materials used:
  • white card stock
  • scrap of 1930's sheet music cover
  • facsimile of vintage image
  • woman's face cut from vintage magazine
  • small heart cut from 1880's ledger paper I'd added paint to
  • small heart sticker from Cavallini's Valentine's Mailing Set
  • "happy valentine's day" stamped in red ink on graph paper scrap
For an old friend who lives out of state:

In preparation for making these ornaments, I punched several circles in a paint chip strip - only to find out that these shapes were too stiff to "hang" nicely on the ornament. But not wanting to waste these circles, nor the punched-out paint chip strip, I set both aside to use in card-making projects. Since the paint chip strip features reds and pinks, it found its home on this card. 

Materials used:
  • white card stock
  • paint strip with circles punched out
  • assortment of small heart shapes cut from book pages, painted 1880's ledger paper and serendipity paper
  • large heart made from art paper painted red and embellished with a paper doily scrap
I really like the way this card turned out! I thought the use of the hearts within the circles was quite effective, if I say so myself. It was especially pleasing since it was a way to use up scraps of paper that were too small to do much else with. 

And those punched-out circles? Some of them found a home, too, on this card to another local friend:

Materials used:
  • white card stock
  • large heart made from art paper painted red and embellished with a paper doily scrap
  • circles punched from paint chip strip
  • heart cut from painted 1880's ledger paper
  • heart cut from same decorated paper as large heart
  • "happy valentine's day" stamped in red ink on graph paper scrap
  • small heart sticker from Cavallini's Valentine's Mailing Set
Note that although the last two cards use some of the same materials, they look very different from each other. And that's the fun of creating greeting cards - never a dull moment crafting them because they're one of a kind.

 

2 comments:

  1. This is a very nice series of cards you made! :)

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  2. Thank you! They were a lot of fun to make.

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