Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shabby Chic Valentines Card

Hello Friends! Yes, another Valentines card! My focus right now is on Valentines cards so be prepared to see more of them. I'm trying not to go too traditional as far as colors and sentiments so the card can be used for other occasion if need be.

I used the same stamp as I did with yesterday's card. I also stamped the background rather than using a designer paper.

You can't see it in the photo but the hearts at the center of the card are heat embossed so it has a slight sheen and raised appearance in person.

To give it a shabby chic look I added a seam binding bow and topped it off with a crochet flower and a pearl at the center.


I also added lace . . .I love lace and it works really nicely for the vintage/shabby chic design.

Before I go. . .I wanted to share a little story. Yesterday, I was going through a container that I had stored in my hallway and as I was going through it, I realized that I had a buttload of rubber stamps that have not seen the light of day. Some were still in their mailing packages and unopened. I cannot believe that I purchase things and I don't even bother to open the package when it's delivered to me. I was a bit ashamed of my gluttonous self. I can't believe how I waste money the way I do. So. . .this year, my goal is to use all the stamps in this container. It may take a year to use them all I think but I'll try my best!! Do you do the same thing? Buy things online and never bother to even open the package . . .sort of just chuck it to the side, forgot about it until you come across it on a later date?

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Hello Maria.
I have been so remiss in my commenting of late, I am hoping to do better this year!
I think your Shabby Chic card is gorgeous. I enjoy looking at all the layers and different media to create that look of dimension and texture.
Your monochromatic palette works well too.
Smiles:)

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