Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hearts and Roses Vintage Valentines

Here are two vintage looking Valentine cards I designed for a class I'll be teaching in a few days at a nearby stamping and craft store, Scrapper's Attic - Ben Franklin in Petoskey, Michigan.

This romantic, vintage Valentine was made by first creating a background using Memento London Fog Ink with Penny Black's Clearly In Love acrylic stamp set. It was then sponged with Versamagic Pixie Dust and Memento Angel Pink and Rose Bud inks. The edges of the background were distressed by sponging the above colors and VersaMagic's Aquatic Splash, an icy green color that contrasts nicely with the pinks. The sentiment from Stampendous was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed with Ranger's Black Sparkle Embossing Powder.

The rose and script image, all one stamp from the same Penny Black set, is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, clear heat embossed, then colored with Prismacolor pencils. The edges of this image and the scrolls and roses at the top of the card are heat embossed with Black Sparkle Embossing Powder.  Light pink and dark blue-green ribbons were added.  Star Dust Stickles were added for highlights after matting on light and dark turquoise cardstocks whose edges were also distressed.

This second vintage looking Valentine also uses hearts and roses, but has an entirely different look to it.  Inkadinkado's cling stamp sets Hearts and Flowers and Jewelry and Hearts were used to create this card.  All stamping was done using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, then heat embossing with clear detail embossing powder.  Copic markers R39, R29, R27, R24 and R22, E39, E37, E35, E34, E32 and E30 were used to color in the images.

The backgrounds of the four raised panels were sponged with Tim Holtz Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Star Dust, Xmas Red and Black Diamond Stickles were added for accents.

You can see on the angled view above that the center jeweled heart and the two heart stamps on either side of the sentiment are popped up even higher then the four main panels to add even more dimension.


Sandra said...

Wow ! Gorgeous ! When will you come and teach me in ... Paris (France, not Illinois :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful class ideas!

Lieselotte said...

Thank you for teaching a wonderful class! We all loved the cards you shared with us.

Kathi said...

Both are absolutely fantastic. I'd so love to take a class from you because not only would I learn scads of great techniques from you, I'd actually get to meet you too!