Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine and The Paper Players (PP29)

 Hi Everyone:  I am just listening to the News and they are reporting huge snowfalls in the Eastern US.  I hope that everyone is safe and off the roads.  We had a snowfall last evening but nothing that couldn't be handled this morning when I went off to work.  The sun came out and the temperature warmed up and a lot of the snow melted.  We are supposed to get some more this evening - not much I hope.

The card today is over at The Paper Players. Check it out as they have talented artists.  It's a theme challenge so what more appropriate than a Valentine's Day card.

Stamps: Notably Ornate (w – 117098 - $29.95, c – 120561 - $21.95 IC&B p125) Simply Said (w-115066 - $35.95 IC&B p 63)

Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, DSP (retired 2010)
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Victoria Crochet Trim, Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Filigree Bard, Full Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, Love Impressions Rub-Ons, Distressing Essentials Kit

The Top Note die was turned 90 degrees after the first cut and run through the Big Shot again. It makes an interesting die cut. Not what I originally intended but did not mind the result. The 1st layer of Real Red card stock was distressed using the block from the Distressing Essentials kit. The card stock, DSP, hearts and the sentiments were all sponged using Crumb Cake to provide that vintage flare.

Enjoy your evening and until next time....



  1. Beautiful card. The background you created is gorgeous.

  2. It's just beautiful Karen! Love the way you did the Top Note die. So unique and just great.

  3. This is beautiful Karen, I love the colours and all the different layers.

  4. I love the vintage flare you gave this card...gorgeous!

  5. I love this beautifully layered Valentine! So very vintage!! Great work, Karen!

  6. Wow! This is stunning, Karen! A gorgeous vintage style card!

  7. Love the vintage look of this card!


  8. Karen, Love this vintage card.
    Nice job with the Top Note modification too. Very nice and I'm glad it's warming up.

  9. What a fantastic card - love the vintage collage feeling!

  10. What a great vintage card! I love that top note, very pretty.

  11. Karen, what a wonderful card. I love what you did with the top note die. Fabulous layering and so many wonderful vintage touches.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players for our Valentine theme this week.

  12. I agree with all of the others- this is a beautiful vintage Valentine! Thanks for sharing it with all of us and for playing this week at The Paper Players!

  13. This card really does it for me Karen. I love the layers and the vintage feel from your colour combination.


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