Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Peek-a-boo Valentine

I only made a few Valentines this year, but I was able to use some fun new goodies I got at my Mom's local craft shop, Scraps of Love in Arizona. It's difficult to see in this photo, but this is a true "window card" in that I cut through the front to reveal the little boy. (I'd take another photo, but I put it straight in the mail!)

I've been eying the Small Madison Window die from Poppy Stamps online for quite some time, so I was really excited to see it in the shop! The window is cut from a two-toned brown Core'dinations cardstock; the embossing really comes out when you sand it!

The picket fence is a Kraft piece from my stash; I originally cut it on my Cricut but I can't remember what cartridge I used. I edged it with Tea Dye distress ink and covered it with Creative Medium (which the folks at Scraps of Love introduced me too... I love it!)

I used the double-sided Lovely Greetings sheet from Authentique for the pink background and vintage images (the little boy inside the window/card as well as the little dog) are actually opposite sides of the same DP. It's textured & gorgeous! The flower strip is actually the 1/2 tab that came on a different sheet of 12x12 DP.

 I used the Brick Wall cardboard embossing plate that I had originally made for a Monty Python and the Holy Grail-inspired card. It then edged it with more Tea Dye distress ink and covered it with clear Crackle Paint
 



Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: Vintage Love
Cupcake Inspirations #197: Photo Inspiration (left) 
My Sheri Crafts: Valentines
One Stop Craft: Love is in the Air 
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Something Messy



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6 comments:

  1. How sweet -- thanks so much for sharing your card with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

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  2. Oh this is so darling! I am so glad you shared at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you will join us again next week!
    {hugs}
    Debbie

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  3. Lovely card, thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC xx

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  4. Very cute... love the images!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

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  5. Love the window! Cute cute cute vintage feeling! Thank you for playing along with our messy challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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