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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Vintage Valentine No. 4

Hello!

I do believe this makes my last vintage Valentine card for the family!  I still can't say who's getting which so that those who view my blog won't know until Valentine's Day itself!



I think this one might be my favorite, but the one with the napkin background (found here) runs a close second.  OK, I like them all. But this one's still my fave.  Warning:  there are lots of pictures in this post!

As with the other cards, this one uses the darling collage sheets that my lovely and talented friend, Heather Hudson, sells in her Etsy shop.  The Bingo card, the little cupid, the "Love" letters and the curvy banner have all come from there.  And all have been printed and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I'd probably still be fussy cutting if I'd had to do it by hand...

After I first prepared the base layers by inking all of their edges, I embossed the top base layer and inked the raised areas then lightly swiped a bit of shimmer paint on them with my finger.  VERY lightly.  It just adds a bit to the overall texture of the background.


This cute little number is from Heather's Cute Cupid Cherubs collage sheet and I've added a bit of coordinating glitter glue to the little shorts, roses, wings and banner.  I didn't fussy cut her (him?), I used my Silhouette Cameo for all of my cutting needs.  I just don't have that much patience.

He (she?) is floating above one of Heather's Vintage Bingo Cards, which I've edged with bronze mica chips for a bit of frantage effect.  I love frantage.  I love saying the word.  Fran-taaaahge...



Once again I've used letters from the Vintage Ivory Alphabet Text boxes, only this time I edged them with gold glitter glue.  My apologies, I couldn't wait for it to dry completely before snapping the picture.  Patience.  Remember?  Not my biggest virtue.

The banner is from the Romantic Banner set.  I snipped off one end (you'll see it later) and inked the edges.


I took a play directly from Heather's play book and inserted a little surprise tag behind the Bingo card.  I've used a tag from her Vintage Medium Tag Bases as, well, the base of the tag, then topped it with one of the oval elements from that same set.

The tiny little tickets are from her Victorian Shabby Tickets collage sheet. There are 35 tickets with various images and sentiments on them in this set - truly a versatile and oh so cute set!


Here are two of them up close, edged with clear glitter glue.  A free hug to the recipient!



Then there's the big, fat, crinkly, silky bow made with the wonderful ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. (The pink seam binding is from there too.)  Don't you just love double loop bows?  I attached a little handmade charm to it...


...as well as an even tinier metal rose charm.  OK, you've probably guessed this card is going to a female member of the family.  Shhh...



And that about wraps up my card except to show that I finished the inside with the rest of the curvy banner that I snipped off from the front, a cute little heart from the Conversation Hearts Images and Bases set, and some more letters. Trust the camera to point out that even wearing TWO pairs of glasses, I can't see to put them in a straight line.

That's it for today, and I thank you for joining me.  This has been a fun few days playing with Heather's wonderful collage sheets.  They go together beautifully whether they're holiday-related or not, and I urge you to go over to her Etsy shop and have a look around.  Then go check out her blog to view her beautiful creations and don't forget to visit her new challenge website and join in the fun!  This fortnight's challenge is Anything Goes, and she even offers a freebie (go here )!

Happy crafting!!



Challenges:

Crafty Ribbons #75 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Fussy and Fancy #106 - Vintage
Sugar Creek Hollow #79 - Love and Adore
Pile It On #5 - Add Ribbon
Eclectic Ellapu - Add Texture
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes + Handmade Bow
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Love Notes
Creative Cutting Challenge #27 - Love
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart (on the tag and inside the card)
Craft Hoarder's Anonymous #1 - Show Your Style (mine is vintage, bling, and bows)


35 comments:

Carol S said...

Shea this is super pretty! I love that you used so many of Heather's collage sets...you are so right they go together so well...I love combining them into one project too! Your hidden tag is gorgeous...it fit perfectly! Oh and your bows look great!
Hugs!

Sandi McLean said...

Oh so pretty! Your details are all super...I am going to have to learn that bow! Lucky recipient!

Judy Corner said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Fussy and Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

Candy C said...

Shea...this is so pretty! Love your vintage card using the bingo card as part of your background and that darling little cherub. Your bows....mwah...gorgeous. <3 Candy

Paper Profusion said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Shea. Wonderfully tactile, pretty and fun. Nicola x

Barbara Bruder said...

Shea, your card is super. Whoever get the card will be thrilled I'm sure. Great use of embellies and i just love that cupid. Great bows as well. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, Craft-Dee BowZ is currently having our February Blog Hop.Join the hop and leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize. Hope you can join in the fun.

Ivonne said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. The ribbons are so beautiful and little cupid is so cute. Love the bingo card, the charms and the "Love" letters. The tag is so pretty too. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

Kristie Goulet said...

Shea, this is so beautiful. Love the charm hanging from the beautiful blue bow. These are the cards I love seeing from you. :)

Shani Thomas said...

Girl...you are on a roll with these Valentine's Day goodies! They are ALL so pretty!!! Love'n that vintage feel to them.

Lin said...

What a treasure this is - love vintage! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Shea!

Rose said...

beautiful card and i love the tags :)

Vannessa said...

What a great vintage card - love your pretty bow! Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Challenges this week.

Hugs, Vannessa
Fussy & Fancy DT

Heather said...

This is Gorgeous Shea!! I love how you did the banner with the letters vertical :0) I love the little tickets..they are sooo cute!! Thank you so much for making such beautiful cards with my sheets :0)
Big Hugs!!
Heather

Christy Butters said...

what a lovely card. I adore the embossing and the layers you created. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Amber Milone said...

Such a pretty vintage Valentine! I am sure whoever gets it will really love it! Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Glenda Brooks said...

Very pretty vintage Valentine! I love all the elements! Thanks for joining us at the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge blog.

Tammi said...

You do vinetage beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

love it - Thank you for sharing over at EE this week - hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

pollyspaper said...

Such a pretty card! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Gorgeous card...Like you, I love vintage style and you captured it with the inks, images, bling and texture used here. Thanks for playing along in the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge. Hope you will join us again soon!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! Love the vintage image! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful vintage work!!! Thanks for playing along for our 1st challenge!!!

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is fab.. That bow is lush
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Jan Marie said...

Look at those layers. . .and all of the details: fancy bows, glitter, free hugs! You've thought of it all!Thanks for joining us and sharing your style for our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Pammejo said...

Look at all the layers of Valentine sweetness....vintage and ribbon oh my....love it...Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Well, yes, you do love vintage and I love what you do with vintage stuff! Amazing! Thanks for playing along for our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!!!

Donna Idlet said...

Simply beautiful vintage card....thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Rebecca said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ribbons this week. Rebecca x

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful Vintage work!!!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!!
Have a GREAT day!

www.creativepointe.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous...and not a surprise as you are using images from Heather! Great job and thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge this time.
Cindy
DT Leader

cebelica said...

This is so pretty. I like the big bow and the beautiful vintage angel. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. Hugs!

lizzidroege said...

so very beautiful....lovely colors and design...lizzi sch

Daniele said...

such a gorgeous creation, lush bow thanks for joining us at SCH
hugs

Heather North said...

My goodness girl, you've been busy lately making all kinds of fabulous! I love that wide seem binding you used to make your boys. Thanks for sharing a link my enabling friend. ;)