My husband's company is sending some Valentine parcels to relatives of employees who are in the armed forces, so I volunteered to make some Valentine's cards to add to their parcels. I make cards for OWH, but for some reason this is making me slightly nervous, and I am over analysing what type of cards I should make! Silly, I know. So, eventually, after about an hour of pondering, I made one card, I have 14 more to go and they need to be ready by the 2nd of February. Here is the first, and I may in fact make more than one of the same style this time, which is not what I really like to do. Then again, I may not!
Paper: PTI Rustic White, Making Memories
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Heavenly Blue (CTMH)
Stamps: Hero Arts, Unity (Frame)
Other: Twine (The Twinery), Butterfly (Making Memories Die Cuts), Gem (Hero Arts), Stampin Up Border Punch
I went to Archivers today because I thought I had better get some more masculine paper (I'm not sure who I am making these cards for so I should try to have a bit of both, male and female cards). And wow, as I walked in the door, this most beautiful Making Memories and My Minds' Eye paper was staring at me. Just gorgeous romantic browns and rustic pinks! So I got a few sheets, and as you can see, I very, very gingerly cut a tiny little strip of it for the scalopped border! It's really tough to cut into gorgeous paper!
The bottom of the card is stamped with the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp which I eventually received today, it found its way through the snow!
This was my first time using Unity Stamps and I have to admit that I quite like them! They are very deeply etched red rubber, mounted on cling foam. Very, very nice!
So, I kind of like that card, it's pretty but not in an overly girly way. I adore that Envelope Pattern, I am probably going to overuse this stamp!
Ok, let me know what you think of this non-traditional Valentines card!