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Monday, 11 February 2019

Valentines card

Prompted by A Vintage Journey's Challenge "Your Hearts Desire" I got out my romantic colours, Valentines to me says pinks and reds.
I tried a few stencils straight onto a cream card base creating a patterned heart stamped with some text but I wasn't happy with it. I tried it on watercolour with a coloured background and red speckles embossed in red and gold but it just seemed too flat.

The embossing called for more layers and texture and seemed to suit a more vintage design. Heading off in another direction I cut some foliage with a memory box die and used paper from my stash to create a collaged heart to cover the original design.

I embossed a graphic 45 sentiment in gold on a rich red card. I glued the heart over the foliage so it framed it and finished off with the sentiment mounted on some foam tape. A few red speckles on the heart pulled the card together.
I wonder does Valentines day get more people making cards than Christmas? Christmas is so busy  and most of us do not need stacks of Valentine cards. Whether you are making cards or not a Happy Valentines day to all.

Thank you for all your comments I do read and appreciate each of them it is good to know you are not just talking to yourself!

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  1. It is simply gorgeous , colors texture, the collaged heart , I love it !!xo

  2. I do know a few people who send a Valentine card to friends, but I definitely make more Christmas ones! Red is my favourite colour and I just love your gorgeous card, the gold embossing sets off the red and the sentiment so beautifully!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Your Hearts Desire' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  3. I definitely send more Christmas than Valentine's Day cards. Your card is stunning! You really finished off that background perfectly with the gorgeous collaged heard and embossed sentiment! Another beautiful card, Amanda! While I'm here, I will thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey in this month's challenge, Your Heart's Desire! Hugs!

  4. What a gorgeous Valentine you created! the gold and red are beautiful together and I love the texture added with the embossing and layered foliage! thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey! I send out Valentines to 4 grand nieces and nephews, my son and his wife, to a few friends who appreciate hand made cards, and in-law brother and sister - just because I make cards and like to share them!

  5. Such a fabulous Valentine and its so nice to have you hop on board with us this month for Your Heart Desire challenge theme over at A Vintage Journey x
    You have certainly been on a journey with your card and I adore the background and beautiful heart with the embossed sentiment popping out. Thank You for sharing the process and best wishes
    Annie x

  6. My.. those gorgeous golds and reds, very rich! I love the Vintage stamping too, there's one lucky Valentine out there!

  7. Ooh, stunningly glamorous! What an eye-catching Valentine - that shimmering gold texture is wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous, love all the fabulous textures with the highlights of gold, thank you so much for sharing it with us on A Vintage Journey for our 'Your Hearts Desire' challenge! Deb xo

  9. Hi Amanda such a beautiful make with so many delicious elements added. Love it. I adore making any cards but not Christmas, maybe because you have to make so many it eventually feels like a chore lol.

    I see you live in Ireland also it is such a beautiful place.

    Crafty hugs from Shirley xx