Thursday, December 30, 2010
A Little Valentine's to Warm the Heart
For this card I used Dream Weaver Stencils Love Birds LL3011 and Be My Valentine, LM276. Merc Art Pewter and May Arts ribbon were also used. Card stock and hearts are from my stash, so I have no idea where they came from. That's the hazards of being crafty and a collector, you suddenly find things in your boxes a couple of years later with no idea of where it came from!
I embossed the pewter with the Love Birds stencil, using the Sizzix Vagabond die cut machine mounted it on red paper, rounding the corners on both to create an even look. Layered on purple paper with the white doily heart below the red layer.
Be My Valentine is brushed on velum with chalk ink, randomly cut out and layered with the heart and bow.
A trick for the little bow: use a pair of scissors to tie the bow. Huh? you ask. Wrap the ribbon around the tip of your closed scissors and proceed to tie the bow as you normally would. Tighten it when completed and slide off the scissors. Done!
While winter has just started I am back to flowers, so watch for some new ideas there. Chinese New Year is coming and it is the year of the Rabbit. Which has led me to some fun thoughts for cards.
Happy New Year everyone! Mind the snow and ice or just mud where ever you live, be happy, healthy and most of all: have fun!
Posted by Lee Kellogg at 12/30/2010 10:07:00 AM