Sunday, February 23, 2014

Love You

  Hi, everyone! I'm trying to get back into the crafting groove after our AMAZING trip to Disney World at the end of January. We had the best time EVER, and it was so hard to say goodbye to that shining castle on our last night. (Sniff, sniff) I hope we'll be able to go back again someday. Now that I've had my first real vacation ever, I think I'm a believer! Where should we go next?

  Valentine's Day blew past me, and I forgot to share my last Valentine project. I really wanted to try some vellum layering to create sort of a misty effect on this card. I've been on a mission to use up some of my Valentine-themed stash, so I went for my last few scraps of Crate Paper's Paper Hearts collection.

  I went for traditional V-day colors and used a Blushing Bride card base and some Real Red seam binding that I dyed with a spray bottle and reinker. I stamped the flower images onto some vintage sheet music (love-themed, of course) in Blushing Bride, Real Red, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, and Tempting Turquoise and adhered the layer to my card base. I embossed the vellum layer with glitter embossing powder, embossed and sanded a scrap of printed paper for the card topper, and punched holes for tying my seam binding. A little white gel pen on the title, some pearls, and tada! I might have liked the image to show through a *bit* more, but I did use a heavy vellum.
  This was a very fun card, and I need to use vellum more often in my projects. It's one of those card-making staples that I sometimes forget about.
  Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

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