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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Vintage Valentine


Valentine's Day will be here soon and I have several cards to make for members of my family.  As some of them check my blog, it will have to remain a surprise which one is for whom, and they shouldn't assume that the ones without tons of ribbon are for the guys and the ones with tons of ribbons are for the girls.  Nosiree, equal ribbon opportunity is afforded everyone in MY family.  Heh.

This is a rather understated little card, not in keeping with my usual overblown fashion, but I wanted the trim on the darling postcard image to stand out.  It is true vintage hand tatted lace and I only have a snippet of it left.  So dainty and adorable with its little flaws and such.

The image is from Heather Hudson's Vintage Valentine Full Size Postcards set and can be found here.  Sooo sweet. 

 Here's a close up of the hand tatted lace.  And of the stitching I added to the background.

 The little banner is from Heather's Victorian Vintage Curvy Banner set.  That set is FULL of darling curvy banners in all colors and patterns.  The letters are from her Vintage Shabby Alphabet Text Boxes, and the little hearts are faux buttons.

I've left the inside blank for now except for the little tiny heart "booklet" which will hold a special little message.  It's from Heather's Conversation Images Hearts and Bases (this is one of the bases).

And that's that.  Thank you for joining me and I wish you a lovely weekend full of whatever makes you happy.  My daughter and I will be doing some "junking" today in a local thrift and antiques shop, then tomorrow I'll be cooking all sorts of football food and watching the Superbowl with my husband.

Happy crafting!


Shani Thomas said...

What a pretty card, Shea!!! And you cracked me up there. I'm with you 100%, equal ribbons for men!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful, Shea!!

Rose said...

beautiful!!! WOW you did all that hand stitching???? you rock :)

Candy C said...

Shea...your Valentine card is absolutely darling! I love the machine stitching that you've added! Talk about detail! :) Love the collage sheet you chose to work with, too. Such a lovely vintage Valentine image. <3 Candy

Carol S said...

Shea, this card is beautiful! I really have to get brave and use my sewing machine on my projects...I love that heart stitching! (should probably clear a path to it first..heehee) Also love the way you displayed that gorgeous postcard..super pretty!

Heather said...

Gorgeousness Shea!! I love what you have done!! I love that you used my little alpaha letters...they are adorable on the banner!! Thank you super much for creating this beauty so I could add it to our challenge!
You know I got to get that machine...LOL

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, I really like the pale blue on this. It's so sweet. And those stitched hearts? Be still, my own heart!

Heather North said...

Beautiful vintage lace! Those little stitched hearts are so cute! Your family is very lucky to be getting special Valentines from you. <3