Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Key to My Heart

It is the beginning of a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Our hostess for this one is Maggi and she calls it Vintage Valentines.  Here is how she describes the challenge:

It's sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine's for our loved ones? For this challenge I want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples. No bright red please. Show me your vintage side with vintage colors and images. If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette.

I have created a romantic card with lots of flowers and some gorgeous papers.  It was simple to put together so there are no process photos this time but I will walk you through it.  At the end I will provide links to the supplies I used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique or suggested alternatives in cases where I am using older supplies.

1.  Distress the edges of two pieces of Love Story patterned paper (Prima), one that is 1/4" smaller than the card blank and another that is 1/4" smaller than the first piece and adhere them to the blank.
2.  Add a strip of venise lace across the patterned paper.
3.  Cut the sentiment ephemera from the paper pad and distress it and a romantic image before adding to the card.  I found the image online but have had it in my files for so long that I can't remember the source.
4.  Hand cut a heart from heavy card stock and run it through an embossing folder.
5.  Coat the heart with Versamark, sprinkle with Rose Gold Embossing Powder (Emerald Creek) and heat to melt the powder.  Repeat the process one more time.
6.  Use your fingers to rub some Rose Gold Metallique Wax (Finnabair for Prima) on the raised areas and then glue the heart to the card.
7.  Use the Skeleton Leaves die (Tim Holtz) to cut the leaf branch from white card stock and then cut the leaves from the stem so you have individual leaves.
8.  Add the leaves and a variety of paper flowers to create a bouquet on the card.
9.  Make a loopy bow from pink ribbon (May Arts), add a little bow of white twine and a key charm to it and adhere it to the card.
10.  Punch a butterfly from pink card stock and add some tiny adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) to the body before adding to the card.

I think this very romantic and very shabby card is so pretty but I need to make something a little less frilly for my husband so I better get at it because Valentine's Day will be here before you know it.  This challenge is the perfect opportunity for you to get your Valentine's cards done so I hope you will create and share the creations with us.

The challenge is open until 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, January 29th and you have the chance to be the random winner of a gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique or to be Guest Designer at a future date.

Following are links to supplies used or suggested that can be obtained from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Prima Marketing 8x8 Paper Pad - Love Story
Prima Art Alchemy by Finnabair - Metallique Wax- Rose Gold
Emerald Creek Alure Powders - Rose Gold
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5pk - Skeleton Leaves by Tim Holtz 663094
Set of 10 Metal Keys for Scrapbooking and Mixed Media
KAISERCRAFT Pearls - Self Adhesive - Pearl
VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 1/4" x 27 Yards
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 1/8" x 27 Yards
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 3/8" x 27 Yards
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distresser 370E
Tim Holtz 5 Inch/ 12.3cm Titanium Snip 816E
Venise Lace Trim - 2 inches - I have this lace too and grabbed one that isn't in stock anymore but this one would be so pretty - now I wish I had used it instead.
Ivory/White Jute Twine - I was out of this great jute twine when I made the card.
May Arts 5/8 Inch Crochet Ribbon - Light Pink - I used a plain ribbon but since it is no longer in stock, I am linking to the lovely crochet ribbon but since it is a bit wider, you might want to just make a couple loops.
Prima Marketing Moon Child Flowers - Crescent Moon and/or
Prima Marketing Moon Child Flowers - Absolute Aurora and/or
Prima Marketing Moon Child Flowers - First Eclipse - These Moon Child flowers would be a nice alternative to the flowers I used from my stash.


  1. So romantic! I love all these beautiful layers!

  2. Cec, I always love your cards, and this is no exception. Your unexpected design is lovely with the flower spray cascading down the center, balanced with that gorgeous double embossed heart and feminine bow with key embellishment. I just love this! Hugs!

  3. This is spectacular! Love the multilayers of beauty! The cascading roses, heart and pic are so gorgeous!! This is a beautiful Valentine!!

  4. Oh Cec, this is so pretty, I love the image you used, so perfectly vintage!! That is some gorgeous crocheted lace too!

  5. Oh so elegant! Lovely valentine with so many pretty details! I love that red textured heart tucked into the side!

  6. A lovely romantic Valentine. So many pretty elements. Thanks for the fun inspiration.

  7. Such a beautiful Valentine card Cec! I love how the embossed heart and skeleton leaves work with the lace trim and flowers. And as ever you've chosen the perfect vintage image and sentiment to finish the card.


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