Just a few shots of some cards I dreamed up for Valentine's Day. Photo taking has never been easier these days. I took this photo in five minutes. Granted it was freezing cold outside...which tended to make the photo shoot go VERY quick! But I asked them nicely to put on a nice outfit so I could take a photo. Insert hot pink dress and roses for Lexi and we were set!
Making the cards wasn't all that bad either. Early Sat. am a small person arrived upstairs and threatened to raid my supplies for hand made Valentine's Day Cards. She stated quite firmly in fact that we had all the supplies we needed and did not need to make a shopping trip.
Of course, she was right. Randomly we have enough pink card stock, stickers, and envelopes to get her set up to make all the cards she needed for her entire class. After she left, I took stock in the items I had left and decided to make my own cards.
I challenged myself to use up an older sheet of Stampin' Up paper, a sheet of kraft, and some green leaves I had in my stash.
I was inspired to make these soft silky blooms after spotting a roll of this creamy soft silk ribbon my SIL sent me in a recent package.
I also found a better way to get the edges of my ribbon to curl. I used a candle to slowly melt them. Also, outlined my flower using a sharpie so got that black edge I like a lot.
Here is a close up of the clear front I made that slides off the card itself with the flower. I think it's a lot of fun and gives the card movement.
Lots of fun to make and a huge thanks to my kids for the awesome photo and to my daughter for challenging me to look within my stash for good stuff!
Linking this up to A Diamond in the Stuff, lots of GREAT items in her linking party!