Vintage Valentine–Stepped Down

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:

Vintage Valentine from Stamping Madly

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.

Scalloped Heart of Heats
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!

Happy Stamping!



5 Responses to Vintage Valentine–Stepped Down

  1. Sandi Dailey February 9, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Yes, I know who Esther is/was!! What would a woman do without Esther. And yes, she would certainly be proud of this card. As always Sage, it is just perfect and just the right amount of “space.”

  2. Shelly Schmidt February 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    This is just gorgeous- and how’d you do that? I love the two sizes of embossing for the folder! I cannot wait to see the method!

  3. Rose Kerry February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Very sweet and romantic card, love it.

  4. Sage Kimble February 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Thanks, Rose. Esther was the queen of romantic cards. Check out tomorrows post!

    Sage Kimble
    The Mad Stamper

  5. Sage Kimble February 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Thanks, Shelly. I should have the video up on Friday.

    Sage Kimble
    The Mad Stamper

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