Saturday, January 28, 2017

Vintage collaged hearts Valentine's cards

A while back I had cut out several of these vintage collaged heart images so I decided to make a few more Valentine's cards with them.
For my first card, I layered the colour printed image of the collaged heart over a kraft scalloped oval (Nestibilities).  I embossed a brown layer with a distressed line embossing folder.  I added a red gros grain ribbon on that layer to which I had already added three ivory sequins with gold mini brads.  I added 3D foam tape to the back of my focal element and mounted it over the ribbon. I added a layered punchie greeting to the lower right hand side.
For this card, I cut a brown cardstock layer, I embossed the top portion twice with a twiggy border embossing folder and then added an embossed wavy line in between.  Next, I glued a piece of red floral decorative paper to the bottom and finished off this layer by stitching on a length of green ribbon with an attached length of scalloped white lace over the edge of the decorative paper.  I then stitched all the way around to adhered all these element securely.  I glued this layer to a brown card front and added my layered focal element over the ribbon using 3D foam tape.  I pierced scallops on my focal element with a push pin to continue the stitched
theme.  I flagged the end of  the little laser printed greeting and adhered it to the front of the card with double sided tape.
For my third card, I added a piece of red floral decorative paper to the top portion of my brown card front and then embossed the bottom edge with a lace border punch (SU).  I added a strip of red cardstock to visually combine the two then glued my layered focal element over that lining up the scallops.  I added a little laser printed greeting over the red strip.  It still needed a bit of something so I added clear rhinestones to the scallops on the focal element!  That added an extra bit of attention to my focal element.  Done!

So I have three more cards to add to my stash for Valentine's!!!  It was fun to use some common elements on different cards!! Looking back I could have made at least one of these a portrait card.  Next time!!