Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine Antiquities

I was lucky enough to win the Spellbinders Shapeabilities set called "Antiquities" when it first came out. I'm a little ashamed to say that I didn't open the package until now. I guess I didn't have the right vision for that set at the time. It's getting a workout now :) On this card, I used the key hole from the "Antiquities" set. I covered it with Beacon Adhesives Liquid Laminate and some fine glitter and attached it with metal brads. The heart is also by Spellbinders - "Nested Heart Pendants." I embossed it with the die and then inked over the raised embossing with Versamark. I applied UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) to the ink and heat embossed it. then I rubbed pink ink over it to make the embossing stand out even more.

The doily is from Papertrey Ink. The background paper is from an old paper pack and I'm not sure what brand it is because it was given to me as a single sheet.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Colorful Vintage Valentine

I love vintage style and I also love using bright colors. Some might say these two don't easily mix, but I tend to disagree :)
This card started out with handmade buttons. I used Papertrey Ink's Button Basics stamps and dies to make up several different styles. After that, I decided I needed a button card to put them on, so I made up one of those as well (using the Papertrey Ink stamps and Memento inks). Then the rest of the card layout just came tumbling out. I used a piece of old Cosmo Cricket Enchanted paper for the background and added a cute little banner made with a Spellbinders banner die. I used some The Paper Studio buttons for some variety as well - that's where the cameo and pretty scalloped heart came from.
And here's the inside. I used a Verve Stamps sentiment.

Thanks for taking a peek!