Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Exchange

It's that time of the year again and Anita was very kind once again to organise a card exchange amongst Hero Arts Flickr friends.  I was partnered up with Cheiron and she has just let me know that my card arrived today so I will share it with you.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah; designer paper: Making Memories (Je t'Adore)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Copic markers
Stamps: Hero Arts (Traditional Butterfly - E5388; CL402 - sentiment); PTI (Fancy Flourishes)
Other: pearls; PTI large scalloped die; Holographic Embossing powder

I'm not one to send Valentines' cards to a woman, it's all a bit strange to me, but I just enjoyed the process of trying to make something pretty and feminine that a fellow crafter could enjoy.

Of course the designer papers made it very easy!  I added a small pearl at each indentation of the scalloped piece.  The butterfly is embossed with Holographic embossing powder, I really love the shine it gives.  And I propped up the wings with dimensional adhesive.

I hope you had a wonderful day today!  My hubby will be home in the morning, I can hardly wait to see him!  And my daughter finally learned to ride her bicycle on her own yesterday and now that's all she wants to do!  I am a very proud Mommy!

19 comments:

Rosemary said...

this is so pretty, brenda!! i bet cheiron was so excited to receive it from you!

Lisa said...

So, so pretty! I remember these papers! I'm sure Cheiron loved this :)

Lisa said...

This is lovely Brenda! I really like your combo of pretty paper and your butterfly looks amazing. Happy news about your little girl~YAY!!! I think she might need a card for that milestone in her young life ;)

Marion said...

Very pretty Brenda. Lovely patterned papers and sparkly butterfly. Just beautiful. (and case away...that is what blogging is all about...sharing ideas and getting inspiration from others!) Have a great day.

sheila said...

This is just sooo pretty and feminine Brenda! I love your color scheme and the butterfly looks gorgeous. Great detail with the pearls.

alexandra s.m. said...

What a lovely composition Brenda!
You make everything comes together so naturally ;-)

TFS~

cheiron said...

Brenda thank you again for my beautiful card. It is already on display in my crafty space!

Dawn said...

great card. I love the big scallops and the pretty papers. Lucky Chieron for getting this beauty

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda this card is the perfect mix of friendship and Valentine affection!

Tiffany said...

This is so amazing with all of the intricate patterns and wonderful colors, Brenda! Congrats on the HA tweet!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah! I do remember the joy of the day I finally mastered my bicycle! It opens up a whole new world. Of course, back then, it was safe for a kid to take off early Saturday morning with a packed lunch (no cell phones or bottled water!) and return before dark. Good for your daughter! Love this dear card - that butterfly is very special with that shine (I'll look for that powder). I's sure Cheiron (a real sweetheart) loved it.

Stella said...

Such a gorgeous Valentines card; love these patterned papers!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, your card that you made for Cheiron is beautiful--love the colors. Great job.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! I always love it when you use the Hero Arts butterflies. I always seem to miss out on these card exchanges.

Trinh said...

Lucky Cheiron to receive this beauty! Your butterfly is gorgeous. And yay for your daughter! Elisia just got the hang of the bike with her training wheels so it will be a while before we can say she has matered it.

Jacqueline said...

Super card - just so lovely in the classic red and white Brenda!
Hope you are doing o.k. Hugs!

Robin K. said...

I love the sheen the holographic embossing powder gives your pretty butterfly!! Really pretty combination of patterns and layers Brenda! So happy for your daughter - you must be a proud mommy indeed :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your combination of papers and that Beautiful butterfly!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous papers, Bren! Love the pink butterfly!