Are you ready for Valentine's Day? I have lots of ideas floating around my brain that I would like to do, but don't think I have time for all of them! Oh, why does life sometimes have to interfere with stamping?
A friend asked me to make a Valentine to give to her sweetie, and wanted a simpler version of the Vintage Valentine I posted HERE. So I stepped it down and came up with this card:
As I was making it, I kept wanting to add more stuff, and it was very hard to stop here. I just kept repeating what she said to me: "I like things with more space," and that helped me create a design that fits her taste.
Here is a detail photo for you. To do the hearts I started by punching a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock with the Full Heart Punch. Then I centered it inside the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit to emboss it. Next I put a piece of Very Vanilla through the Embosslit, sponged it lightly with Rich Razzleberry ink, and used it as a mat for the Rich Razzleberry heart.
For the other heart I used another piece of Very Vanilla, but sponged the flat surface of the Embosslit with Rich Razzleberry ink. I love the soft color background with the tiny white hearts. The leaf is punched from Wild Wasabi with the 2-Step Bird Punch. Then I added a Rosette to set it all off.
The background is a 3" x 4 1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry stamped tone-on-tone with the En Francais background stamp, and embossed with the Tulip Frame Embossing Folder. I love this folder, and will do a video for you on how to use it with various sizes of card stock.
I have a feeling that Esther Howland would be pleased with this valentine, but even more so with the original version I did. Do you know who she is? Check back tomorrow, and I will share her story with you. Meanwhile, go get your valentines ready!