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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Vintage Valentine Number 3


Today features my next Valentine for a family member (this one is probably easy to figure out and I hope he's not peeking at my blog!), and once again, I'm using images from Heather Hudson's fantastic Valentine collection, which you can find in her Etsy shop.

This collage sheet is her Victorian frame and centerpiece, which you can find here.  The images are so gorgeous and ornate that you really don't have to do much to embellish them, though of course I did.  Of course.  But you don't HAVE to.

Shabby Vintage Victorian Valentine's Day Valentine Card  Digital Collage sheet

First up I embossed all four edges of the base with gold embossing powder for a little pizzazz, then I inked the edge of the circular image with black distress ink and popped it up on the frame layer.  But first I smeared gold glitter glue all over that layer to deposit subtle sparkles all over the surface and then edged it with a line of more glitter glue.

A couple of gold grommets hold the black satin ribbon.  See?  No bows (not that guys don't get bows, this piece just didn't need them).  Very subtle, yet still shimmery and sparkly.

I tried to take a picture at an angle where you can see the glitter on the surface of the frame image.  If you click on the image you'll get a much larger one and then you can see it better.  It really does sparkle beautifully in real life.  

Thank you so much for joining me, and here's wishing you a lovely day full of sparkly goodness too!  Don't forget to hop on over to Heather's blog to take part in her latest challenge, "Anything Goes!"  

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:
Sugar Creek Hollow #79 - Love and Adore
Fussy and Fancy #106 - Vintage
Eclectic Ellapu - Texture
613 Ave. Create #57 - Anything Goes (optional: use felt)
Pile It On #5 - Add Ribbon


rachel taylor said...

what a beautiful image and card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create challenge Rachel DT

Shani Thomas said...

Oh, my!!! Isn't that just gorgeous!!!

Chana said...

Beautifully composed, Shea! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Beth Brovold said...

Oh WOW Shea!! STUNNING creation once again...glad that you are with us at Fussy and Fancy!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! For not a lot of work, this is a really fabulous, ornate card (in a guy-ish kind of way, natch).

Micupoftea said...

Hello Shea~I like the simplicity of this card because the design and colors are already rich. Love the deep jewel tones and the subtle sparkle you added. Satin ribbon is perfect with this piece! Love your projects :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful! LOVE the glitter on the frame and the ribbon treatment!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful creation - thank you for joining in with our challenge this week over at Eclectic Ellapu.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Elizabeth Hart said...

Just so very amazing - gorgeous colors and so rich looking. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Norma said...

Beautiful card. Love the symmetry and all those glitter.
Thanks for sharing it with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous card, love Heather's images, and love how you designed with them. The glitter is a great touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Laurian said...

How fabulous Shea!

Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!



Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous image and the glitter is so lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)