Saturday, 22 January 2011

Sending My Love On Valentines Day....

I created this card a couple of weeks ago and as I am still trying to get over this infection i contracted a week ago, I thought it would be a good idea to show you cards I had started and completed before my return to the world of blogging....
I love to make cards that are simple as much as I love to make the highly decorated ones.... Hubby thought that this one was lovely so I thought I would show it to you. I have a bit of a thing for the Kraft colour (plain parcel wrapping paper, Kraft card stock etc). I wanted to create a card using the parcel wrap and basically make it look like an envelope on the front of the card. Well here is what I came up with, very basic Kraft colour with the beautiful red ink from Stampin Up.
I took a six by six card blank created from kraft card stock, and added a background of black card for rigidity, I then took another piece of card stock and placed a bigger piece of kraft wrapping paper on top of the piece of card and wrapped it around the edges ( I have found that ironing the wrapping paper makes it easier to manage). I inked the edges of the piece with Tim Holtz Walnut Distressing Ink, and then stitched around the edge of the piece using walnut brown cotton, I then used a Basic Grey rubber stamp set called Flourish Edges and stamped along the bottom of the piece using Ruby Red Stampin Up Ink. This piece was attached to the black piece of card on the card blank. I took another piece of triangular shaped card and again covered it with kraft wrapping paper and repeated the steps except this time I used a sentiment by Stampin Up (Valentine Please Be Mine) it was then attached to the front of the card so that it looked like the flap of an envelope. I took a sealing wax candle and dripped it onto the point of the false flap and stamped into it using Love Kisses 4 You a Seven Gypsies Wax Seal I have. On the fold of the card I have strung some Stampin Up Linen Thread and added two charms. I then used the same Basic Grey Flourish Edge and Ruby Red Stampin Up ink to create a simple boarder around the inside of the card.
As you can see it is a simple card by my standards but i actually enjoyed making this card, I didn't think about placement as the back of an envelope looks pretty much the same on all of them, I just love the simplicity.

Kraft Parcel Paper, Black CS, Kraft CS, Ruby Red Stampin Up Ink, Basic Grey Flourish Edge Stamps, Stampin Up Stamp, Seven Gypsies Wax & Wax Seal Stamp, Stampin Up Linen Thread, Charms.


Ila said...

This is so creative and Beautiful at the same time. I love kraft paper!!..Hugs, Ila

Karen said...

Beautiful: Love the red on the kraft background.

OL_LI said...

Beautiful card! Love this colores!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

How rude!! Life got in the way of me looking at this earlier!! Lol
I'm so loving this Tina x I bought a roll of brown paper a couple of weeks before Christmas for the purpose of making my own wrapping paper...but it didn't happen! No surprises there then :)
I shall have to dig it out and have a play...your card looks absolutely stunning!
I've really missed you and your fabulous designs...they and you are always such an inspiration xx