Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The new challenge starts today at Frilly and Funkie. Zoe is our hostess and calls it Be My Valentine! She describes the challenge this way:
Love is in the air, and with Valentines Day just around the corner, this challenge is to make a card for your sweet Valentine in a vintage or shabby chic style.
I originally thought I would make a card for my husband but once I got going, it became shabbier and frillier and definitely not one for a guy so I will have to come up with something else for him.
I lost some files when our anti-virus software started churning out false positives and quarantining hundreds of thousands of files so I don't have process photos for this one but am happy to describe what I did. I am also happy that only a few photos could not be restored or I would be sitting in a corner blubbering because sadly, we have become so dependent on our computers and I am no exception.
I started with some Bazzill card stock for the blank and then added a panel of paper called True Love from Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8"x8" pad. I topped that with a panel from Prima Vintage Emporium and then a couple chevrons from the Graphic 45 Mon Amour 6"x6" pad. All the paper was distressed before I added it.
Next I made a pleated heart from some scrap paper in my stash. I started by making a template based on one I saw online and then formed it the same way you would a round rosette. I cut the shank off a fancy button and added that to the centre.
I hand cut some leaves from black card stock, shaped them and rubbed some Pewter wax from Treasure Gold on them. Next I topped them with a Wild Orchid magnolia flower along with a couple flowers from the dollar store. I made a big plaid bow, added a loopy bow from black cord and then the big button with hearts and flowers.
I cut the sentiment from the Mon Amour 8"x8" pad and attached it with a little red clothespin. Finally I scatted some Kaisercraft pearls around.
The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.