Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Little Valentine's to Warm the Heart

Here in Santa Fe, it's cold and snowy outside today with even colder temps to come. With that in mind, I thought I show off yet another Valentine's Day card to warm the heart and hopefully stir the creative juices.

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!



  1. Hey Lee, how did you do that background effect on the metal behind the birds and heart wreath? It is so beautiful done that way.

  2. This is gorgeous Lee!!! I am loving all this metal. I have to get mine out!!!

  3. this is amazing! Loe the metal and need to get some! can you believe I have NO Metal! wow...I need to hit up 10 second studio!!!! Well again, it is GREAT

  4. WOW! Love your metal work. Really love this stencil, it has so many different looks. The metal is a great idea. Good job!!

  5. Loving the metal and the vellum. Very nice balance! Beautiful card.

  6. I loved what you did with Mercart's pewter!