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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Valentine Card for Tim!

I may be posting this card after Valentine's Day, but it was finished just as the clock struck February 14. No kidding! This card was for my husband, Tim, and I spent hours trying a new technique. Maybe not the smartest thing to do the week of Valentine's Day for a Valentine's Day card!
         

I stamped this frame stamp by Sweet Stamps on vellum with white ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I paper pierced it all the way around the outside and all the way around on the inside of the frame stamp.  I pressed on the back with a ball tool that made the vellum turn white and then colored on the backside with Copics.


Then I stamped the heart and rose image that I've had for over 20 years and still love the image (and unmounted so I don't know the manufacturer) with white ink on vellum and embossed with white embossing powder and colored on the back of it with Copics, too. I then punched all around the heart and then tore the heart out so it gave a lacy effect around the edge and I used vellum adhesive to adhere it in middle of the Sweet Stamps frame. The finishing touch was a piece of satin ribbon taped over the vellum and pink paper and tucked under. The bow was glued on with the heart glued in the middle. My little charm "Made With Love" was tied on with a piece of white embroidery thread.  

I love the look of this card. It's one of the prettiest and sweetest cards I've ever made. I made it for a great guy...one who understands my crafts and appreciates the time involved with each and every card. Oh...and who loves me, too.

                                                                             Hugs,
                                                                             Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Challenges and Candies, Craftitude, Jo's Scrap Shack, Creative Corner, Totally Papercrafts, The Squirrel and the Fox, Sweet Stamps, Treasured Times Rubber Stamps, Savvy Handmade Cards, Great Impressions Stamps, Addicted to Stamps, Crafting From The Heart

35 comments:

  1. Wow! So beautiful! Great technique, such a delicate and lovely effect- a fabulous card!
    Chris
    x

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  2. This is GORGEOUS! Wonderful job with the vellum and I'm sure your hubby thinks so too!

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  3. Beautiful card Gail and you did fab with the vellum. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stamps!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Gail, it's the perfect image for vellum and your piercing looks perfect too!

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  5. Wow- love this gorgeous card- I always love the images stamped in the frames on the vellum- bet hubby loved it!!! I hope he saves it and cherishes it! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and hope to see you again soon!


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  6. Wow, this is beautiful Gail, it looks like lace, well worth the time spent, very pretty, I'm sure Tim was thrilled
    Hugs Julie P

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  7. No words can say how wonderful this is must be one of your best ever projects a stunner Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  8. Oh so pretty and delicate looking - the subtle colors you used complement the design so perfectly. It always helps to know the recipient appreciates the time and effort you put into a beautiful creation like this - hope Tim enjoys it as much as you did, creating it!! I salute you for your courage in tackling something completely different from coloring. You don't have to worry - it turned out beautiful . . .

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  9. This is absolutely brilliant!!! LOVE the use of vellum and I adore the selective coloring--so soft and pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

    PS: This fits in our inspiration at House of Cards, too! I hope you link up there as well! :)

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  10. This is amazing! Most beautiful card I've seen in a while. I have to try this technique sometime.

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  11. WOW Gail...this is absolutely gorgeous. A lot of beautiful work and so worth the effort. Love the vellum. hugs, Pat K x

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  12. Very nicely done! You are very talented Gail!
    Hugs♥

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  13. Oh my Gail - You have definitely created a masterpiece! I just love everything about it! I can't imagine the time this took! But it was definitely worth all the effort! I may have to dig some velum out of my stock and try and CASE your card to some degree... Just amazing my friend! Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart, I hope you will join us again soon!
    Hugs - Tina - DT

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  14. I always appreciate every work of art that my beautiful wife creates for me. It was obvious from the moment that I opened it what love and time she put into it. Her artistic flair really shines in this one!

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  15. Oh WOW, Gail, what a stunning creation, more a work of art, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart, best of luck hun xxx

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  16. What a lovely job you have done on this card, Gail! Lovely paper piecing and work with the vellum…just gorgeous!! It's obvious that your dear hubby loves it too ^ Thanks for sharing this beauty at SweetStamps.com

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  17. what a stunning card...those delicate details...love your work

    thanks a lot for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES
    Love Mel

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  18. Oh how pretty, I love the details and techniques. Thanks for sharing at Creative Corner.
    Nancy,DT

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  19. This is so pretty and sweet. I just love it.

    Mary Anne
    Great Impression DT

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  20. Marvelous card! So much love and detail went into your design. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

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  21. Gail this is soooooooooooo pretty! Gorgeous gorgeous card!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally PaperCrafts this week and good luck in the draw
    Hugs Laurie x

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  22. This is sooooo pretty and delicate - I love the pastel shades and the pricked hole details - I can see it would have taken a while but it was oh so worth it and I'm glad your hubby agreed!
    Hugs, Kat x

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  23. Gorjuss card. Really elegant and delicate.
    Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiŇ°i.

    Keti (DT)

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  24. Gail - what a wonderful creation. You've certainly mastered this technique quickly! Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercraft

    Hugs
    Sharon
    x

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  25. Gorgeous parchment work in the design, love how the image looks in the frame. Love the cute little hearts. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  26. Oh My this is stunning, I love looking at parchment craft I have tried it but I don't have the patience for it. Thank you for playing at Crafting From The Heart, hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

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  27. Gail this is stunningly gorgeous. I keep saying I want to give that extra touch of piercing. I think that is a delicate beautiful touch. You are an inspiration and tickle my creativity to blossom. Big Hugs, Antoinette

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  28. Great card. Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

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  29. Oh my goodness I love your use of vellum! Don't you just love the softness it adds to a card? Thanks for joining us for the Great Impressions challenge!

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  30. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I've done Pergamano and I love it, but I also know how much goes into creating a finished card. An absolute treasure!

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  31. wow stunning, you must have put hours of work into your stunning creation, thanks so much for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

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  32. Stunning piece love it - thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps.com

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  33. sooooo pretty
    thank you for joining us at Treasured Times
    xx

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  34. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining at ATSC. Hugs Karin

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  35. Parchment I love it, can't do it but your work is beautiful xxx

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