Sunday, January 30, 2011

Vintage Valentine

Good evening! Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. It was so nice here today...warm temps and sunshine.
I worked organizing my cards and doing a little cleanup in my stamp room this afternoon, I have a friend coming to shop for cards tomorrow and wanted to make it as easy for her as possible.
I created this yesterday for a couple of challenges, it has been awhile since I have gotten a card ready for a challenge this quickly. Sugar Creek Hollow is asking for a vintage valentine this week. I love their images and I think you would too, so go by and check them out...they have freebies if you like to try before you buy.
For my card this week I reduced the image "vintage" and copied it several times in a row before printing it out on Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red card stock. I trimmed it to fit my A2 card base of SU black. I also printed out the freebie H+Tag after which I cut only the heart portion out with the Spellbinders scalloped hearts and one size larger in the black card stock. Isn't the striped grosgrain SU riding hood red ribbon just yummy? and I got it in the clearance rack at SU. I tied a tag that was cut in my big shot and then stamped with the flourish from SU's elements of style set. I also used that to decorate the inside...first off stamping to give it more of an aged worn look.

I am also entering this in the challenge at Mark's Finest Papers blog where Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #40 is to create a valentine. I don't own any of MFP's stamp yet but maybe soon. Sorry to not be using anything from them as I usually like to use the host's product.
Hope you enjoy this and I'll be back tomorrow morning with my card for Paper Cupcakes.


Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow you did an awesome job on this, it looks like vintage wall paper, that is gorgeous!!!! I just love everything about this card. Good luck on the challenges, I vote for yours

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is totally awesome ... the inside is perfect!

Betty Benton said...

Love how you created this look -- the bow and little tag are terrific!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I love how you tiled the image and made it into a background. Very creative! Love that big, beautiful bow as well! Glad to see you again. I'm enjoying seeing your work!
Sugar Creek Hollow DT

Colleen said...

This is awesome! Great idea to tile the image. Yes that bow is yummy.

Sue W said...

Love how you created the background Patti and that bow is GORGEOUS!!!! Fabulous card!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous card!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the background!!!!

Heide said...

This is Gorgeous! I love what you have done with the image, Very creative. Love it!
It is so good to see you back at Sugar Creek Hollow, great work!
Hugs, Heide

Primitive Paper said...

WOW...this just screams VINTAGE VALENTINE. Your die cuts are perfect and that ribbon is to die for. There is a surprise waiting for you over on the challenge sure to go over and look.

So happy to have you play our challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope you can join us again next week!!! Blessings to you and happy crafting! Tracy, Owner--Sugar Creek Hollow

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card! LOVE that ribbon! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Donna Moore said...

Hi Patti!
Your card this week is stupendous! I am particularly impressed with your background paper, it turned out so beautiful with that image! Thank you for joining us again this week at SCH!! Hope to see you again soon!
SCH design team

Mary Duffek said...

Love how you turned the freebie stamp into your own unique patterned paper. Fabulous pretty and wonderful!

Nancy said...

Beautiful...I love what you did with the image to create a background!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

marsha said...

What a gorgeous vintage Valentine! Fabulous design paper you created with the SCH image, how clever and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Sharon Basel said...

Wow Patti this is fantastic! I love how you used that freebie digi repeatedly as the background paper - a fabulous and clever technique. And the modification of the swirley heart is wonderful how you've used it here. Congratulation on your win of Card of the Week. We love your creative work and thank you for joining us each week at our SCH challenges.
Sharon, SCH-DT

Nina said...

Oh Patti this is so pretty, I love that striped bow too!