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I'm delighted to have you visit with me today. I have such a fun Valentine card that I made for the Be My Valentine? challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Zoe Hillman is our host and she wants us to make a Valentine card in the shabby chic or vintage style. The challenge still has a full week to run so there is plenty of time for you to join in. The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I was actually off in an different tangent when I suddenly remembered that this project was specifically for a CARD. ( I'm so bad about reading challenge rules). I had in my mind that it was just a vintage Valentine project. So it was fairly late when I realized I needed to regroup and do something different.
For my card base, i chose a sheet of card stock from the old Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Stash. I used it for my base layer and then cut a smaller sheet, embossed it with the Subway Texture Fade and liberally sponged it with Walnut Stain DI. It's cool the way there is a clear embossed pattern on the paper the shows up when you sponge ink over it. On my base layer, Wendy Vecchi's Black Embossing Paste was used with her new Mini Bricks stencil and also Tim Holtz's Valentine stencil for the words. The Tim Holtz Thinlits die set Handwritten Love was used to cut the two words Together Forever. They were cut from black craft foam. I love the extra dimension that gives the words. The handsome retro couple were cut from TH's Found Relatives pack of cards and fussy cut out with his new Tonic Mini Snips. The couple was a little white around the edges so they were also sponged with Walnut Stain DI.
Then I did something that I thought was so cool. I wanted to do a lock and key - sort of you have the key to my heart theme. I have been fooling around with the Prima molds and the paper clay and had a bunch of elements already made, including several fancy key holes. I found one that fit but it was white, as is the paper clay. I painted it with Black Soot Distress Paint and let it get almost dry, then rubbed off as much paint as I could. I LOVE the way it came out with almost a pewter or even a gunmetal look to it - very cool! We sell these steampunk style keys at The Funkie Junkie Boutique but it was too silvery shiny for this project so I gave it a coat of Black Soot DP too. The piece was finished off with an absolutely perfect saying from the Small Talk sticker pack.
Even though I was a little pressed for time with a deadline, I really had a blast making this Valentine's card. It's a great guy Valentine and I think my DH will really enjoy it. Thanks so much for visiting!
The products below were used to make this card. They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.