Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine

Yes, it's been almost 6 month since I've posted, but I've been in a serious dry spell- I call it "Crafter's block." Fortunately, I got to hang out with my sister over Christmas (after a full year apart!!!) and she got me back on a papercrafting roll!  I came home with some new supplies (thanks to Sister-Santa and my favorite SU consultant) and a new lust for paper!

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I wanted to work on my husband's Valentine's Day card completely unrushed, so on the first day of February I got to playing. Of course it took most of two days due to my sporadic availability (can you believe my one year old needs supervision?) but didn't it turn out pretty? I'm not sure exactly what to call me style, but this is it! A little bit vintage, a little bit botanical, a bird, a butterfly, something mechanical... (dude, that rhymes! I think that needs to become my blog tag-line!) If you come over anytime in the next ten years, I'm sure my husband will have the card predominately displayed.

Nuts and Bolts: As you can see in the lower right corner of this collage, the card is one of those accordion style cards- do they have a real name? I find the format so much fun to work with because it allows you to make depth without covering a bunch of stuff up. The clock and large butterfly are from Stampin' Up! (SU) stamps and are embossed with Chocolate Chip craft ink.  The bird was made with the SU Bird punch and that faint butterfly behind the bird is also SU. The heart in the upper left and very back upper right is Tim Holtz (LOVE him!) grunge board, inked with SU ink and the heart in the lower right is hand shaped wire. The middle butterfly is hand cut from the DCVW Mariposa Stack (I love it so much I had to buy two just so I wouldn't be so stingy with it). The very back has a small envelope with a tag slid in it. That tag is where I wrote my personal message.

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