Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Blooming Valentine's Day greetings

So I was on a bit of a roll with my blog posts and then got bogged down with work and making valentines to donate to Meals on Wheels. Sigh. But I finally finished the valentines and delivered them today. I was only able to make sixty (I'd wanted to make one hundred), but I know the ones I did make will be appreciated, and I hope they bring a little sunshine to the recipients.

So for my sixty cards, I used the fifteen cards I made from the January Paper Pumpkin kit; twenty-five flower-themed cards, which I'm sharing today; and twelve simple 4" x 4" cards, which I'll try to post later this week. For the rest of the group I found eight suitable cards in my stash and added a Happy Valentine's Day greeting.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: 110-lb white card stock (Recollections), textured Old Olive card stock, The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine paper pad (My Mind's Eye), red glimmer paper, watering can die cuts (The Paper Cut)
Ink: Project Life journaling pen
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Pansy punch, Small Heart punch, Dimensionals, Mono Multi liquid glue

This is an unusual size card, about 4" x 9". I had a pack of long silver envelopes I wanted to use, so I designed a card to fit the envelopes. It had to be a design that was tall and narrow, so I decided on flowers in a watering can. I had a pack of watering can die cuts in different metallic colors, and I embossed them with the Fancy Fan embossing folder for a little texture. I hand-cut the stems and leaves, and I punched four flowers from coordinating paper for each card (I included one flower on the inside of the cards). To give the flowers a little dimension I curled up the petals a bit and then glued down just the middle of the flowers.

I wanted to give this card design a little Valentine's Day feel, so I added a small red glimmer paper heart to the center of each flower, and I wrote a note inside that said "I hope your day blooms with happiness." For one final touch I doodled a border around the front of the card. It's definitely not a traditional Valentine's Day card, but I really like how they turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. This is gorjuss, and I just love the watering can! I like how you embossed it:-)
    Sunshine, New Zealand