I’m trying to catch up on my posting and crafting this week. In my head, I have an unofficial calendar. I try to plan projects and posts for the entire week. My new printer actually has built in apps, so I can print calendars and other things without using my computer. In the future I’m to use a planning calendar and put everything down on paper. I’m not getting paid for this plug, but in case you’re wondering it’s an HP TouchSmart printer. It wasn’t very expensive – I think around $59.99, but that was at Sam’s Club. Anyway, as normal, I’m digressing. I do that quite often.
As I mentioned before, I’m kind of Valentine’s averse, but I have a lot of ideas that make for good projects – I think? I’m getting into my groove with card making and developing a style. Unsurprisingly, it’s very traditional, with a touch of modernism here and there. Then there is the kid within me that comes out occasionally.
I tried a couple of new things, new to me that is, on this card. The paper I used had a vintage vibe anyway, but I wanted to antique it a little more, so I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad to ink the edges and face of the card a little more. I also added some embellishments. Moral of all of this: try something new, as you might like it! For the inside, I only added adhesive to 3 sides of the patterned paper to make a pocket for a gift card.
Here’s the recipe:
DCVW Cardstock - Standard A2
DCWV Stack 7 – Red Patterned Paper 2.25” x 5.25”
DCWV Adhesived Pattern Stack (The 12x24 stacks.) – Brown transition layer cut at 1'” x 5.25”
KI Memories Classic Prints – Green Distressed Striped Paper 3.25” x 5.25”
The Paper Company – Tan cardstock layer 4” x 5.25”
White Grosgrain Offray Ribbon
Studio G Valentine Stamp from Jo-Ann dollar bin
Studio G Red ink
White Prismacolor Pencil for faux stitching
Stampin’ Up! Espresso Brown Stampin’ Pad for distressing
Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Stickles
Adhesive: Elmer’s and Glue Glider Pro
Hope you all like it. I think this is my new favorite card – until the next one. I have Simply Charmed on the way, so I’m excited to see the images for Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day. And FYI, it took me FOREVER to tie that bow! I used to be really good at it, but I just couldn’t get it to look the way I wanted.
Anyway, I hope you all have a blessed day!