Monday, February 15, 2016

One More Valentine

Hello all!

I have a late Valentine's day card to share with you today. This post was supposed to go up yesterday but my weekend got a little crazy what with working and sneaking in some time with the partner-in-crime last night for dinner and a movie. =) I still wanted to share this card though because I used my kit from this month to make it, and I was excited that I got a second use from this kit already. The Echo Park 6x6 pad I chose for my kit has a good range of colors in it so that I could make a nice Valentine without it feeling too frilly. Also, I thought the arrow paper I liked so much could stand in for Cupid's arrow. =) Here's the card I made:




I really liked this floral corner embellishment which made it easy to use a big piece of patterned paper as a background, and all I had to do was build the focal point. I made that using one of the Project Life cards from my kit, and I layered some of the gold glitter tape under a strip of the arrow paper to help it stand out. 




I thought this sentiment card could use a little something extra, and since I was already thinking about using some stitched elements on these Project Life cards this month, I broke out my sewing machine and did a zigzag stitch at the top and bottom of the card. I left the tails of thread hanging off a little to add a bit more texture. I got a sewing machine for just this purpose but I rarely use it, so it was nice to dust it off and get some use out of it! =) 




The sentiment itself is from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set "Paper Hugs". It's the same set I used on my previous Valentine's Day card

I think that's all for today! I've already set a new record for this year by getting two projects out of one kit. =P (Although I still have last month's kit and plan to use it some more.) 

Thanks so much for looking!

*~M~*



5 comments:

  1. Your card is just adorable - love the stitching you added too!

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  2. This looks so lovely.Congratualtions on a beautiful job!

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  3. Gorgeous card - the stitching si so neat too, a perfect textural addition

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  4. Fab card, I am sure they loved it.

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  5. Perfection! the arrows over the gold is just yummy, and the stitching adds so much interest.
    I leave my machine out all of the time & it's amazing how much I use it when it's at the ready :-)

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