Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and welcome to my Valentine’s Day post! I’m actually participating in a Blog hop today, so check out the links below after you read my post for more cool papercrafting and crafty websites.
Valentine’s Day is great, but mostly for the card making and really, all the candy available. Do you think that this might be why I’m single? Meh, who cares! ‘Tis the season for frills, candy and romantic imagery! It’s mostly an excuse for me to do floofy cards… and what better stamps and paper products for such an exposition of femininity than Character Constructions and Graphic45? I love both of these brands and over the years I have amassed quite a collection of their items. And Valentine’s Day is the perfect venue to showcase them!
For this particular card, I used the dress, cupid, and bird from the Bird & Bee Collection from Catherine Moore #6. The Moon and face was from her Cirque collection # 3 and #6. Bird with letter is from Mad Team Party #10. Doodle medium heart is from Blank Page Muse. Note: over the years, I have collected a lot of Graphic45 pages, many of which are now unfortunately discontinued. I believe I used their 2012 February page, but I don’t have the paper name anymore. The great thing about this project is that you can use whatever floral papers you happen to have, as long as the colors match. The papers I used were all in the pink-red range of colors. In order to bring in more pink, I took some tissue paper, dyed it using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Festive Berry, then sandwiched the custom dyed tissue paper between the cut out layers.
The heart itself is actually an extra heary card I had laying around that I previously used as a pattern for another project. It was easy enough to create another, smaller heart (made a pattern out of scrap paper) with a different patterned paper. The tissue paper was only about 1 centimeter smaller than the base heart, then the middle heart was about a centimeter smaller than that one. Three hearts, stacked on top of each other.
The paper had a few romantic borders with interesting Valentine type images. I picked a cherub border, some lace I had on hand, and some brown cardboard to add dimension as well as texture. Lace was hand dyed using Distress Inks (Festive Berry), and those were layered behind the doll.
The dress and face were stamped separately, colored and fussy cut out. The message that she’s holding was from one of the Graphic 45 papers. Extra pieces were also stamped out (cupid, moon, bird and heart), colored and cut out. I glued everything down in layers using double-sided foam tape.
All the colors and layers really complement the center figure well. This card, overall, relies mostly on the patterns, layers and colors for its success. I really loved how it came out and hope you do too!
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Whimsy Chic Paper Crafts Etc
Inky Pinky Boo
Life in a Snapshot
Juli Loves Paper
The Crafty Moussekateer
Savvy Handmade Cards
The Crafty Robin