Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pink and Silver Valentine

I've just recently gotten around to beginning my Valentines this year, but not to worry, Stampin' Up! has some beautiful papers and products to take care of my Valentine needs quickly!  And the Big Shot machine and dies are right at the forefront!

The color scheme of Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray are a result of the "love" pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Paper.  The gray background layer was run through the Big Shot with the Tulip Embossing Folder giving it a lovely frame around the edges.  Next is a layer of the designer paper and on that a grey heart.  The heart was cut with the Hearts and Brackets die then embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  At this point I spritzed it with the Silver Smooch Spritz which gives it a pretty shimmer.  I then ran Snail adhesive all around the underside edge, cut a couple of strips of the silver Waffle Paper carried over from the Holiday Mini, and finger gathered it to the back of the heart forming a ruffle of sorts (see the Carryover Lists on the "Carryover items" tab at the top of this page for this item).
To the top of the heart was added a Vanilla Rosette from the new Occasions Mini; two short strips of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon were added for leaves and a tiny Pearl graces the center.  A pink banner embossed with "Amour" from the Artistic Etchings set pronounces the theme of the card.
Vanilla Craft Ink was sparingly sponged over the Tulip embossed frame of the card to accent the texture while two strips of pink grosgrain ribbon echo the diagonal print of the designer paper and complete the card front.

The inside is finished with a sentiment from the Occasional Quotes Level 3 Hostess set, a strip of designer paper and another smaller gray embossed heart.

Line drawing of the Hearts and Brackets die, #115955, $17.95

I hope you enjoyed my Valentine!  Thanks for coming by today!  Hope to see you soon!



Robin Merriman said...

Gorgeous card Margaret! TFS!

tonistamps said...

This is really beautiful Margaret!

Rose said...

Beautiful card, I love the treatment on the heart, great layout and plenty of embellies, excellent work.

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