Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day cards

Hello, cardmakers.  Remember me?  I used to make cards until I got back into sewing, and I haven't made too many cards since.  I wanted to make some Valentine's Day cards to send my relatives so I could include birthday pictures of my son.  I found this adorable postage stamp paper at Michael's.


I wanted to be able to quickly make a bunch of cards, and the card sketch at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday was perfect:


My cards:



The card base is made from cardboard I rescued from work.  The patterned papers are from a really old Provo Craft slab, and the colors worked perfectly with the postage stamp paper.  I used my Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder to emboss the hearts onto pink Coredinations cardstock then sanded and inked it.  I wanted a vintge look so I inked the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.  I think I overdid it a bit.  I added some pink staples (from the office supply department at Target) on the corners of the postage stamps.

Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Carolyn V said...

Those are GREAT!! Love the distress ink (I don't think you overdid it at all!) :)

The Extra Ordinary Bree said...

Those are so cute!! So jealous here... I'm horrible at all paper crafts lol!

Sasha said...

steph -
check your yahoo email, i think you got hacked.
unless you're stranded in spain and need people to send you cash :)
Ellene

TesaB said...

What a beautiful batch of cards!!! Love them all!!! Gorgeous colors, and love the postage stamps!!!

Manoli Navarro said...

Genial!!!
me encnata la forma en la que has jugado con el Sketch.
Y esos sellos postales son una maravilla.

wendipooh13 said...

what a fun batch of valentines!!!! way to go, those stamps are sooo fun and cute

Rose said...

awesome use of paper!!! they are sure to be a hit :)

Pam said...

These are wonderful - so glad you were inspired by the sketch!

Mahmood Ali said...

Simple valentine day cards but i like its designing...
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