Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Artistic Etchings + Valentine = Amour

Vintage Inspired Valentine's Day Card Idea

Today's card was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday Sketch, which gave me the opportunity to play with some new (or new to me) Stampin' Up! products. The first "new to me" product is the stunning Mocha Morning Specialty Paper. I love this collection, and this pattern in particular - with the elegant black flocking.

The Riding Hood Red panel is embossed using the Stripes* Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The folder adds depth and interest without being too busy or stealing the show. I've used it on bright, fun cards as well as on elegant, richly colored cards and it compliments any style very nicely.
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Artistic Etchings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The shape below the sentiment was die-cut using the new Labels Collection Framelits Dies. I'm thrilled we now have this line of innovative dies. I'll be using them a LOT.  The Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon (swoon) is simply stunning. It's perfect for all of us no-sew folks and I won't be spending hours trying to create evenly folded pleats while I use up an entire box of mini glue dots. Hee!

The smaller rosette was created by punching several scallop circles, then using the Simply Scored Tool for scoring before cutting each one in half. They are then accordian folded and finally all the pieces are glued together to create the full rosette. It was topped with a Boho Blossoms Punch flower and an Antique Brad.

The larger circle features a heat embossed image using Pewter Embossing Powder - introduced in the Holiday Mini Catalog. (This item has been held over and is still available to order.) The fancy scallop circle behind the embossed image is die-cut using the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die.

This would obviously make a great Valentine card, but it could also be an Anniversary card or even a Just-Because-I-Love-You-Any-Ole-Day-of-the-Week Card.  How's that for AMOUR?!


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:

Stamps: Artistic Etchings (W-118517, C-120573)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Riding Hood Red (111836), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045), Riding Hood Red (111348), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (121878), Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (122366)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123128), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Perfect Pennants Bigz Die (123126), Cirles #2 Die (114526), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854),  Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Heat Tool (100005), Pewter Emboss Powder (124114)
Accessories: Riding Hood Red 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (125569), Antique Brads (117273), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


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