Brrrr! The last few days have seen a drop in temperature in my part of the world and the endless rain has turned to sleet. Yesterday, there was also some thunder and lightning thrown in for good measure. All of which meant the decluttering was put on hold and I had no option but to drink tea and eat biscuits! Oh, and of course a little crafting.
Having done quite a few clean and simple cards and projects recently I decided to make a full-on vintagy Valentine card that I shall be sharing over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their keys and hearts theme.
I’m sure there is a name for this card design but I like to think of it as an envelope gatefold. I glued two cards together and then cut matching triangles from each of the front flaps. I covered the inside and out with coordinating designer papers and then inked the edges with some Festive Berries distress ink.
The bingo card image came from the Gecko Galz, as did the cute little girl and boy. I merged them together digitally before printing out and layering them up with a heart shaped doily.
I’ve placed a strip of ribbon and some white crochet lace across the bottom and then added a little arrangement of sweetheart blossom and roses.
On the outside of the card I’ve used white crochet lace and a gorgeous red ribbon that is half sheer and half satin with glittery stitching down the centre. I also popped on some dots of red glitter glue.
The little Valentine envelope is freebie from the Vintage Feedsacks blog. I layered it on to a piece of chipboard and then added designer paper to the back. It is only stuck down on one side of the card so that the card opens and the weight of the chipboard helps it to act as a stopper when the card is closed. I’ve inked the edges of the envelope and added a tiny bow, made from peppermint candy baker’s twine, and a paper rose.
The final embellishment is a tiny chipboard key that I’ve painted and glittered then embellished with a glittery red heart.
All the ribbons have come from Really Reasonable Ribbon in the fabulous ribbon club assortments that I receive each month. I am also entering this card for the current Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #87 Valentine’s Day/Love and ribbon theme.
By the way, the biscuits I mentioned at the start of these post were not just any old biscuits. They were Cadbury’s Crème Egg biscuits! I know!!!!!!!
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