Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love Ya Card

I thought this was a fun Valentine.  Not traditional at all with a more graphic feel and funky colors.

The background paper was just white cardstock that I stamped my own background onto.  The stamp I used is by SP & Company from their Vintage October Line. It's called Chevron Chase.

I cut the Polaroid frame shape out using my Silhoutte, but of course you could do it with a paper trimmer as well.  There is a layer of vellum behind the frame and it's up on pop dots.  I used the vellum to soften the design behind my balloons without completely covering it.  The effect came out even better than I'd hoped.

The heart balloons were all stamped using SP & Company's Artsy Heartsy.  I used the ink colors marina Mist from Stampin Up, Taffy from Close to My Heart, and Lovely Lilac from Stampin Up.  The outlines were all stamped separately using Memento Tuxedo Black.  After the hearts were all stamped I carefully cut them out and then covered all the hearts with Crystal Effects.  It didn't really show in the photo but the hearts are all super shiny.  I had to let them dry completely before completing the next steps.  I flipped them over and taped string to the backs of them to turn them into balloons.  The hearts are attached with some glue dots - thicker ones that add some depth.  I fed the string down in between the frame and the vellum layer.  Then I tied a tiny bow where the strings are ending.

The frame is stamped with a sentiment from that same Artsy Heartsy set and Memento Ink.

I hope you enjoyed my project today :)  I'm really trying to think outside the box and try some new things and I wanted to experiment with the Valentine's Day theme.

Have a wonderful and very crafty day!



Lisa said...

This is beautiful!! I love the balloons!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

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Sarah said...

I love your card. I got my silhouette for Christmas and I am loving it so far. I am gonna have to try my take on your card. I love that you made it a graphic pattern for a Valentines day card.


cuilliesocks said...

Hello Amber, it's a lovely card, and so non traditional for Valentine's day, hugs Kate x

Diane said...

What a darling design, love the background paper and heart shaped balloons.

Hugs diane

Creative M said...

WOW!! This is just LOVELY!!!
I have to scrap lift this!!!!
LOVE it!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

jessica said...

This is super CUTE Amber!!!! I love the colors and fun papers!!!
Awesome job :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so clever Amber. Love everything about it. Hmmm Vellum? I've got to get that back out! Thanks for sharing an awesome card!

Karon said...

Wonderful card - love the stamped background and the fabulous hearts. Great use of the vellum in the Polaroid. TFS

Missy said...

Oh I really like this, I like the vellum you added to the frame and the chevron!!

Norma said...

I love that it's not your traditional card, we are so use to the traditional colors that it's always nice to see one like yours:) I love the polaroid frame and seeing yours made me more excited about using the SU polaroid die. TFS and have a fabulous evening!!