Hello there! I had this desire to create a Valentine's Day card with a contemporary vibe that had all the fixings of a Valentine's Day Card like pink and red colors, a warm tone and yet was different in the way it used the various elements. I was rooting towards a modern, somewhat edgy card with the tag as the focal image. So this is what I came up with...
I started with a Kraft card base and used a Hero Arts background stamp which I clear heat embossed to create an interesting backdrop. Then I die cut a soft pink scalloped rectangle from the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Die, stamped the inner layer of brown card stock with a Heidi Swapp Arrow Background Stamp and clear heat embossed the pattern.
I added a tag die from Avery Elle Simply Tags Dies, the die cut scripty "love" from white cardstock, and die cut the word YOU from the tag. I also added a starburst light pink die cut (using Avery Elle Pinked Elle-ments dies) that shows through the cutout and hangs off the tag for added emphasis. Finally I added the twine bow, faux stitching details, red buttons and a star garland in silver foil to complete the look.
I decorated the inside of the card with a couple of sentiments from the Avery Elle, Lots of Love stamp set, as I think that really completes the experience of the receiver. Earlier I used to keep the insides of my cards blank, but I think I like the feel of continuing the visual experience inside better.
I hope you liked my take on this card! I would love to hear from you. What kind of Valentine's Day cards or goodies are you planning on coming up with, this year?
P.S: I don't put up all my cards and creations for sale in my Etsy Shop, Marigold Studio, but this one made it there! If interested, please find it here.
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