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Monday, January 5, 2015

WITH LOVE.....VALENTINE CARDS

This year for Valentines I decided to do something a wee bit different and go with colors you might not imagine for Valentines cards. Most of us are used to the typical red, pink, white Valentines colors but I was inspired by Sommerset Studios Stampers Samplers Magazines challenge Hearts of a different color call and this is what I came up with.


RODEO SWEETHEART CARD

So for this card I was inspired by Gecko Galz Retro Love Story collage set and went with a western theme so the colors had to match it. I used a kraft color card base, Tim Holtz paper by Coordinations, Gecko Galz Wild Wild West stamps, silver pearl pen by viva, silver beads, twine by May Arts and brown & blue ink by Ranger.
For the paper piece I mounted the image on I flipped over a piece of the coordinations paperand tore all the edges to make it look more western.



TRUE LOVES MEANING CARD

For this fun little card I adored the little Pierrots from Gecko Galz Valentine Pierrots collage sheet and took the one hotling the ring and using photo shop dropped in a stamp from Gecko Galz Heart and Soul Stamp set (you can use GIMP as well for this). I also used a left over piece of the Tim Holtz paper from the above card and a sheet of striped paper by Paper Studios. I again used the silver Viva pearl pen to add texture around the edge and a paper doilie by Wilton then from my stash added a piece of vintage black lace and pearl buttons. For amazing vintage lace and trims check out Ebay or garage sales....I love to find things and work them into designs.

Now fro a wee gift for all of you I have some fun little valentines so you can try your hand at creating your own cards of a different color....or you can head over to GECKO GALZ and see all thier new products for this month that will inspire you to do all kinds of cards, tags and altered art projects!
Happy Crafting
Leanne












2 comments:

  1. Two great cards Leanne...love the western feel to the first one and I love pierrots! Thanks for the free images. They are fantastic!

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  2. FAbulous cards, LeeAnne! Love the whole Western feel of the first and the second is just adorable! Thanks so much for the free images. They're gorgeous! xxD

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