Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hero Arts Valentine Card Exchange

Anita over at the Hero Arts Flickr group organised another card exchange amongst friends and this time the theme was Valentine.  I just heard last night that Gail received the card I made her so I am happy to post it here.  This time I decided to go with a Shabby Chic look after finding this beautiful Digi on TwoPeas from Hero Arts, and also to attempt using a ribbon (I cannot tie nice bows for the life of me).  So, here it is, and all I can say is thank you for crinkle ribbon!

Paper: Rustic White cardstock by PTI, Patterned Paper (Making Memories)
Ink: Tattered Rose & Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Stamps: Hero Art (VIntage Hearts Digi Kit), Unity (To The Moon)
Other: Crinkle Ribbon, Pearls from my stash, Pearl pin from my stash, PTI Edgers Die #1

I first adhered a piece of gorgeous patterned paper to the lower portion of the card base.  I stamped the bottom of the centre panel with a stamp from the Unity January Kit of the Month in Tattered Rose.  I then used PTI's new Edgers die to create that one soft border.  I cut out two hearts from the Hero Art Digital Kit, (these hearts are so beautiful!), and I inked then with Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I then sewed around each heart and adhered them onto the panel. I also inked the edges of the panel with Vintage Photo. 

I dyed the crinkle ribbon using some Tattered Rose Distress ink mixed with water in a spritzer.  What I like about this ribbon is that it does not have that perfect look, which for me is just great, there is no pressure because the bow does not look 100% perfect!  I added a pin and a few gems to complete the look. 

I decided not to stamp a sentiment because there are beautiful words on both the little hearts and I think that they spoke for themselves.  I really like the end result, it's feminine and conveys a message of caring, which is what I was looking for.  I hope Gail enjoys it!

Thank you for passing by my blog, and leaving all your beautiful messages and all your well wishes for my race tomorrow!  YOU are the greatest!


Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card, brenda! your bow looks very pretty! wishing good running weather for the marathon tomorrow!

walchowDesign said...

Lovely vintage card, Brenda! Love the sweet patterned papers and your dyed ribbon looked wonderful here!

Dawn said...

this is really beautiful Brenda. Love the soft colours and vintage look to you hearts

Barb said...

Beautiful Valentine, Brenda! Bet Gail LOVES THIS!! Best of luck in the marathon tomorrow. . . .I'll be thinkin' aboutcha!

Anonymous said...

Brenda, you have been creating the most beautiful romantic valentine cards! I love them all !! lavender & roses - Susanne

Michelle said...

Beautiful design, Brenda! Love the pattern papers and stitched hearts! Good luck in the marathon!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous, you do good on Shabby Chic! Gorgeous papers in the background!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card! So attracted to the colors! And I love the pp you used!
I popped by to see if there was any news about the race - will pop by later too!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Brenda this is beautiful! I love the shabby chic look! :>