Card Recognition

Monday, February 13, 2012

to love and be loved is everything

I got a commission to make 4 Valentine's Day cards for couples, so I went looking through my sentiments and decided on the PTI Happy Trails, thought that'd be perfect for a card that you're not giving to your Valentine.  So, despite my normal inability to mass produce, I made a set of 5 (and thankfully sold the 5th one too, even though she asked for 4).  Loving my new Impress Stamps lace border stamp, with this order the stamp already paid for itself.

And then I packaged up the cards in a recycled glassine bag I got from Monika's I Love It All etsy shop and wrapped it in Twinery twine.

And this Valentine's Day card uses the Hero Arts monthly challenge sketch.  It's hard to tell in this photo but I spritzed the HA background cling with Smooch Vanilla Ice and it's got a fun bit of sparkle to it.

Materials: Impress Stamps Lace Border, PTI Happy Trails sentiment, Versafine black ink, Stampendous clear embossing powder, PTI kraft, pure poppy and white card stock, Black card stock from stash, Twinery twine, glassine bag

Be Mine card: Hero Arts background, PTI Daily Designs sentiment, mystery heart stamp, PTI Photo finisher die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 1, Stampendous white embossing powder, Tim Holtz distress inks festive berries, Versafine black ink, PTI white card stock


Monika Wright said...

The damask and lace border patterns are a super choice for your creations, Erin. That touch of baker's twine DOES make me happy and a recycled glassine bag never looked so good. You did GOOD!

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Lynn said...

That lace border is fabulous! I can see why you NEEDED it just like you MUST HAVE the linen impression plate! How awesome to be commissioned too!

Emily Keaton said...

I am really impressed with that lovely lace border stamp, Erin. It makes for a stunning card! Your commission turned out beautiful. And look at that lovely Hero Arts card! I need to try that kind of treatment to my background stamps more often. :)

Karen B. said...

Cool valentines cards. Kraft and red=good.

Jenny said...

Great cards Erin! Love em! (:

~Tammy~ said...

Love that lace stamp border! Thanks for enabling AGAIN!

jen said...

Oh yes, you DID need that stamp!!! Love that it's a
Read paid for itself, and you know I love the color combo!
The second is fab too!!! Love that background stamp as the focal point- so pretty & classic looking!