Friday, January 6, 2012

Old School Valentine

I had a lot of comments on my Old School Valentine from the blog hop.  It's always so satisfying to find out people like a creation.  Especially one that I wasn't so sure about.  I feel like Sally Field, "You like it!  You really, really like it!"

I had the idea for this because the largest die in the Framelits Heart Collections is scalloped and so cute, but it's larger than a standard card front.  But I was thinking back to to when I was in elementary school and we would exchange Valentines and how sometimes they would just be a simple heart with "to" and "from" on it. So that was the starting point of this project.

Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Blushing Bride.  Stamps: Take it to Heart and Loving Thoughts.  Big Shot: Framelits Heart Collection, Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder. Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Power, VersaMark, Blushing Bride 3//8" pleated satin ribbon, Antique Brads, Rhinestone Jewels.
One of the great things about Framelits is that you can stamp first and then line the die up to cut the image out -- just like punching.  One the smaller heart, I stamped it in VersaMark and then used Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and heat set it before I ran it through the Big Shot with the coordinating Framelit. Here's a view of the project from the side so you can see the texture and details.


And I know I've said it pretty much every post lately, but I love this ribbon.  It is fabulous because it is already gathered.  Makes it very easy to create a great border around an object.  I just put adhesive around the back edge of the heart and then applied the ribbon to it.  Here is a view from the back before I added the final scalloped heart to it:

I hope you've enjoyed this closer look at the blog hop projects.  Next week, I'll have brand new projects to share with you from the Occasions Mini and maybe even a sneak peek at Sale-A-Bration.

7 comments:

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Love this!! So pretty with the pleated ribbon. Can't wait to get my heart Framelits and CASE it. :)

Yapha said...

I just love that Valentine! Thanks for the details and the back view as well!

Katherine said...

This is a great project - I might case it as well!

Tanya Boser said...

That pleated ribbon is just luscious and so flexible! It looks fantastic on this Valentine :)

Carmen said...

Love the pleated riibon. The detail on this heart really made it shine!

Mickey Roberts said...

Love, love, love this! So pretty and romantic.

Shelley Z said...

Very sweet card. It does remind me of the Valentines I got as a kid!